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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-23-2010, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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What are you guys using for case prep.

What you might call solitude is something i look forward to.
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I guess i should have said what are you guys using to cut, primer pocket and so forth.

Im trying to decide if i want to go with the rcbs 5 station unit or stick to the cheap lee hand stuff. I'm just trying to figure out if its worth it. I used a friends that modified a lee length cutter to work on his rcbs and i will say that that is awesome.

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I do all mine by hand but have used the RCBS unit and it is very nice.
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rifle.

223 and 243 and maybe 22-250

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Rifle: (I sort my brass by brand and only load a particular brand of brass at a time (example, hornady brass, winchester brass, federal brass, etc..).

1. Tumble Brass
2. Resize Brass, clean primer pocket
3. Cut down brass to proper size (I use the Lee tool for this and a drill)
4. Tumble Brass again.
5. Check head of brass with a paper clip. (If you slide a paper clip down the throat and if it catches anything near the head of the brass, throw away brass).
6. Seat Primer
7. Load Powder
8. Load Bullet
9. Factory Crimp
10. Done.

I generally keep my rifle brass until I have neck cracks or the head of the case develops a grove on the inside (Paper clip check).


Pistol: (I only reload pistol brass ONCE).

1. Tumble Brass
2. Resize brass
3. Clean Primer Pocket
4. Expand Neck slightly
5. Seat Primer
6. Load Powder
7. Load Bullet
8. Factory Crimp
9. Done.

Like I said, I only reload pistol brass once. At the range, I'll let my reloaded brass fly. There's generally A LOT of once fired 45acp & 9mm brass laying around that I pickup to replace the brass I let fly. Trimming Pistol brass SUCKS so I just don't do it and following the once fired brass only.

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Stay away from federal .22-250 brass.
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rifle.

223 and 243 and maybe 22-250
I use the ultra fine walnut compound from harbor freight. Best finish Oct ever seen using flitz media polish. I'm in the process of building a large tumbler to use stainless steel media.
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Stay away from federal .22-250 brass.
Why is that?

Each gun is different. One of my guns HATES Federal Brass, while another Loves the stuff.

The only major problem I've had with brass is the nickel plated brass. They tend to crack the necks easier than the non-plated brass.

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Can't them to last at all, some were split necks first are out of the box from the factory and the rest didn't make it after the first reload. I understand different chambers are different but this was a complete batch with 2 seperate rifles one a factory rem 700 the other a custom with a fairly tight tolarence chamber.

Edit: and for what its worth the custom won't fire factory Winchester hp's without very high preasure signs but the other handled them fine.
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