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Tumble before or after de-priming?

 
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:10 PM
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Re: Tumble before or after de-priming?

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I tumble before and after. Before because I dont want dirt and grime in my dies, after to get the case lube off of the cases and as my 7year old say's dad they are nice and shinny.
I also run them through the tumbler before resizing and then again after rezing to clean the lube off... no problems with out of round case necks so far.
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Old 03-13-2009, 01:17 PM
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Re: Tumble before or after de-priming?

Apparently there are LOTS of different ways to kill this bird!

From no tumbling at all using chemical cleaners, to tumbling twice!

Keep 'em coming guys!
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Re: Tumble before or after de-priming?

For my ARs I do the following for every loading:
de-prime using a unviseral die, then tumble, then full length size.

For my bolt guns, I only tumble after 3 or 4 loadings. For bolt guns I tumble before depriming.
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Re: Tumble before or after de-priming?

Ultrasonic cleaning after depriming leaves cases gorgeous. But the downside is that they are almost too clean. Good reading at accurateshooter.com on the subject if you are interested
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Old 03-13-2009, 02:53 PM
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Re: Tumble before or after de-priming?

I deprime with a universal deprime die and then clean them with the liquid IOSSO. It works great for me. Quick and easy and ensures my good dies don't get powder and primer residue in them.
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Re: Tumble before or after de-priming?

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Anyone ever tumble, resize then use a chemical case cleaner or use a chemical cleaner at all at any step????
I don't think there is a right way or a wrong way just the way you prefer to do it.

I tumble first, Then use lacquer thinner to wash the media dust off, lube and size
the case, then wash in lacquer thinner to remove sizing lube and blow with compressed
air .

By tumbling first the media does not get stuck in the primer flash hole.

And by cleaning after tumbling my dies stay clean and the solvent removes or softens
the powder residue left inside so the compressed air can remove most of it.

It may be overkill but it's the way I do it.

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Re: Tumble before or after de-priming?

[QUOTE=J E Custom;By tumbling first the media does not get stuck in the primer flash hole.

this is the exact reason i deprime first, because the media gets stuck in the flash hole and makes the depriming process MUCH more difficult. at least for me.
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