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#5664156 - 03/22/15 07:10 PM Cleaning Brass...
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Guys,

Do you clean your brass before you resize/deprime it or after you resize it?

Thanks,

Mel

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#5664176 - 03/22/15 07:19 PM Re: Cleaning Brass... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Decap
Clean
Anneal
FL size
Trim
Prime
Charge
Load


Edited by FiremanJG (03/22/15 09:03 PM)
Edit Reason: forgot one
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#5664186 - 03/22/15 07:23 PM Re: Cleaning Brass... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Always before. After as well, if I applied lube.

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#5664199 - 03/22/15 07:28 PM Re: Cleaning Brass... [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Decap
Clean
Anneal
Trim
Prime
Charge
Load


Resize?

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#5664271 - 03/22/15 07:58 PM Re: Cleaning Brass... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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before and for about an hour after, gotta get ALL lube out of neck
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#5664311 - 03/22/15 08:14 PM Re: Cleaning Brass... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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For rifle both

De prime
Clean
Resize
Clean
Prime
Charge
Seat

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#5664312 - 03/22/15 08:14 PM Re: Cleaning Brass... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Before. I soak brass in a bucket of acetone to remove the lube if necessary.

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#5664419 - 03/22/15 09:01 PM Re: Cleaning Brass... [Re: DStroud]
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Originally Posted By: DStroud
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Decap
Clean
Anneal
FL size
Trim
Prime
Charge
Load


Resize?


Fixed. Thank you
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#5664523 - 03/22/15 09:49 PM Re: Cleaning Brass... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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If you do not clean the brass before you size, you will scratch the die, which will scratch every single case after that.
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#5664933 - 03/23/15 08:49 AM Re: Cleaning Brass... [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
If you do not clean the brass before you size, you will scratch the die, which will scratch every single case after that.


Good words of wisdom from a man that does it for a living! I do it to have them cleaned and see imperfections and insure identity before going further, bad eyes and nothing bugs me like having a 10mm in the bunch of 40s&w.
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#5665049 - 03/23/15 09:52 AM Re: Cleaning Brass... [Re: FiremanJG]
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Clean
FL size
Trim
Clean
Prime
Charge
Load

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#5665241 - 03/23/15 11:56 AM Re: Cleaning Brass... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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I've always cleaned first but never cleaned after that...

What do you use...how long the first time and how long the second?

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#5665244 - 03/23/15 11:57 AM Re: Cleaning Brass... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Start to finish how many days does it cover between the first cleaning and complete bullet?


Edited by Deerhunter61 (03/23/15 11:57 AM)

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#5665797 - 03/23/15 05:18 PM Re: Cleaning Brass... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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I am not quite sure what your question is. I typically tumble my brass 4-7hrs. After the brass is clean it takes me around 60-90 minutes per 100 to prep and load rifle ammunition with a single stage press and weighing each powder charge. I load all of my pistol ammo on a Dillon 550B progressive at a rate of 400-500 rounds per hour.

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#5666383 - 03/24/15 01:15 AM Re: Cleaning Brass... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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I only reload for bolt action rifles. I just clean the brass with some steel wool, I don't know if this is bad or not but I haven't had any problems. I don't own a tumbler, might buy one when I start reloading more ammo.
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