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Unread 09-17-2010, 01:10 PM
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Primer Pocket?

Do you always clean your Primer Pockets or alter them in any way?
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    Re: Primer Pocket?

    I run my pocket uniformer thru them everytime, it is just one of the steps I always do in my case prep.
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    Re: Primer Pocket?

    +1.

    I always swage the pockets on new brass so that the primer seats uniformly. This is more important on Remington/Winchester brass than it is on the higher-end stuff like Lapua brass. It also cleans/clears the pocket when reloading used brass.
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    Re: Primer Pocket?

    Always clean primer pocket, Then I deburr flash hole one time ONLY per piece of brass. Never have uniformed though.
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    Re: Primer Pocket?

    I've always Uniformed pockets and Deburred flash holes (both just one time).

    But I've also always cleaned the pockets every reload. I hand de-prime and hand prime the cases also.

    I've been told that uniforming and deburring isn't necessary on Lapua brass however, because they are supposedly machined instead of punched.??
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    Re: Primer Pocket?

    You have Lapua & Norma mixed up.
    Lapua is not as uniform, and can benefit from pocket work.
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    Re: Primer Pocket?

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    You have Lapua & Norma mixed up.
    Lapua is not as uniform, and can benefit from pocket work.
    Good to know, thanks.
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