- Jan 23, 2018
- Litchfield Park, Az.
With so many opinions on the process, getting wrapped around the axle is inevitable until you quit using tools that didn't change anything. I have some!
Thats correct. Perfecting the basics is really all you need to do for 99% of us.Excellent video Alex. I suspect most of us followed a very similar process, with the exception of neck turning when we started out and were quite happy with the results.
FWIW the famed reloader/researcher/author Larry Gibson stopped testing/checking his 308 Win cases - and threw them out - at 16 reloads without trimming of a typical High Power load in an M1A, when expressly using RCBS 'X' dies (they stop all case growth).I have followed basically the same when loading for my bench gun but when shooting across the course (service rifle ) you will tumble and full length size trimmed about every third loading I could get about 10-12 loadings from each case that’s loading for the AR-15 now the M1A you won’t get that many loadings. The other thing is constancy
You slobbered a bib full right the BrotherThats correct. Perfecting the basics is really all you need to do for 99% of us.
I think a lot of guys have been led down the wrong path. How many have a bad sizing die or have it setup wrong and bought a $500+ annealer to fix short brass life problems? I suspect a lot. Or how many bought a $1000 dollar press to fix "runout" or inconsistent seating depths? The basics done right are whats really important and it can be done with surprisingly inexpensive gear (mostly).
Yeah I stopped tumbling years ago. I found all it did was take up time and I sometimes would get dust from the media inside my cases and I thought that can’t be good. So I don’t clean my brass other than wipe it off with a rag or paper towel when removing the case lube.Whether right or wrong my LR hunting brass have never seen any type of cleaner i.e tumbler or sonic of any kind