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Brandon

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What is your method for prosing brass for reloading?
« on: October 01, 2013, 02:56:45 am »
Mine is to deprime all the brass sort it by caliber then when I have enough wet tumble it in a Thumler's Tumbler Model B High Speed Rotary Case Tumbler with Stainless Steel pins for 4 hours in a solation of dish soap with some LemiShine.
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    Re: What is your method for prosing brass for reloading?
    « Reply #1 on: October 01, 2013, 02:44:05 pm »
    First, sort it by caliber.  Toss the steel, aluminum or berdan primed brass stuff in the appropriate bucket.  The non-RP .30-06 gets sorted out to be sold, along with the RP .30-06 that fall outside my allowed empty brass weight range (that caliber is the only one I'm that picky on).  When there is enough of any one caliber, tumble in either corn cob, or ground walnut shell media for a couple of hours.  I used to tumble them clean, then run through a second time with a different batch of media that had polish added to shine the shells, but I don't really bother with that step any more.  Shiny doesn't make them any more accurate, and it doesn't get them any cleaner.

    I'll mix calibers that won't slide inside one another, so 9mm, .380, .38 special and .357 mag might all go together to make a load, or mix any and all .30 caliber cases.

    Then, caliber specific, deprime and size at the same time (depending on how the dies are set up).  Rifle rounds have to be lubed, so they get the lube cleaned off before any further processing.

    I've primed on the presses before, but prefer to use a hand priming tool.  It's an extra step, but for me it takes less overall time and is more consistent than doing it on the press.

    Then, the primed brass waits till I get around to loading more of that caliber.  It might be a few days, or a few years.  I have some .357s and .45s that I primed several years ago, and other calibers that are sized, deprimed, and belled but waiting for primers.  Just depends on what and when I'm going to load next.
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    Re: What is your method for prosing brass for reloading?
    « Reply #2 on: October 01, 2013, 07:51:53 pm »
    I am only reloading .38spl.

    I sort the nickel from brass cases, and that is about it. I do from time to time have to remove seeds, or grass from a case...tumble? Um...no.

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    Re: What is your method for prosing brass for reloading?
    « Reply #3 on: October 01, 2013, 10:10:08 pm »
    I toss the brass in the tumbler and then I load it to the auto feeder and then start pulling the lever.  Nothing special. 


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