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#7212708 - 06/30/18 06:54 PM flash hole tools
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Deburring and uniformer, waste of time and money or helpful for new brass?

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#7212709 - 06/30/18 06:57 PM Re: flash hole tools [Re: garyrapp55]
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Debur, for sure.

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#7212748 - 06/30/18 08:07 PM Re: flash hole tools [Re: garyrapp55]
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Depends on brand of brass Lapua I only debur..........all others I'd debur and uniform........I try to use Norma/Nosler if I not available in Lapua which is dam good too.

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#7212934 - 07/01/18 06:58 AM Re: flash hole tools [Re: garyrapp55]
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In that it is a one-time thing, I do it. I do let the brass talk, you will know right away if it's begging for it.
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#7213076 - 07/01/18 10:19 AM Re: flash hole tools [Re: Ranch Dog]
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Originally Posted By: Ranch Dog
In that it is a one-time thing, I do it. I do let the brass talk, you will know right away if it's begging for it.


This is my approach. I typically only use Lapua brass though.

I have done some testing with flash hole reaming (uniforms the flash hole)...testing is inconsistent. Helps ignition on some while doesn't others.
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#7213181 - 07/01/18 01:32 PM Re: flash hole tools [Re: garyrapp55]
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I have no idea if it's worth it or not but I always did the deburring based on recommendations. But all the brass I've used, purchased new or after first factory loaded firing, I was surprised how much burs came off. All but the lapua 308 brass I haven't loaded yet.

As always, I'm still a self professed newb to reloading.

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#7213203 - 07/01/18 02:12 PM Re: flash hole tools [Re: garyrapp55]
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I only buy new, pre-prepped Nosler brass. A waste of money?? Open to changing my ways.
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#7213472 - 07/01/18 08:17 PM Re: flash hole tools [Re: Mickey Moose]
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Originally Posted By: Mickey Moose
I only buy new, pre-prepped Nosler brass. A waste of money?? Open to changing my ways.


Nope, I currently am using lapua but love the Nosler brass. I feel like itís more consistent out of the box than anything else you can buy. I have also never had a problem with it. I have read many places of trouble with the neck splitting on them after 4-5 loadings. Iíve never saw it actually happen though.

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#7213474 - 07/01/18 08:18 PM Re: flash hole tools [Re: garyrapp55]
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Or are you saying you do not use it twice or more and always load new brass??

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#7213488 - 07/01/18 08:49 PM Re: flash hole tools [Re: Mickey Moose]
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Originally Posted By: Mickey Moose
I only buy new, pre-prepped Nosler brass. A waste of money?? Open to changing my ways.


It's dang good brass. Load it right out of the box, after 1 firing bump the shoulder .001" to .002" prime, load. After 2, clean, a neal, size, trim.

I've got Nosler 7mm-08 going on five firings, with this type of cycle.
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#7214285 - 07/02/18 08:13 PM Re: flash hole tools [Re: garyrapp55]
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what tool(s) do ya'll use?
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#7214432 - 07/03/18 05:50 AM Re: flash hole tools [Re: garyrapp55]
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I use the K&M Standard .080".
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#7214729 - 07/03/18 12:13 PM Re: flash hole tools [Re: BassCat'99]
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Originally Posted By: BassCat'99
what tool(s) do ya'll use?


Flash hole debur on new Hornady, Federal, Remington, Winchester. It is unnecessary on Lapua and Nosler brass.

Primer pocket brush, chucked up in an old bench top drill press. Once brass is cleaned, and sized, I brush out the primer pocket, every time.
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#7223905 - 07/13/18 03:50 PM Re: flash hole tools [Re: garyrapp55]
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Are these debur tools really caliber specific? I see on RCBS 7mm, 30cal, 22.

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