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  • JeepHammer's Avatar
    07-08-2019, 01:44 PM
    What I personally do, Screen out pins or whatever, most times on fresh range brass I don't use pins. Once the water is screened out the brass is just damp. I throw walnut media right in the tumbler and run a while. Cleaned first, the brass...
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    06-18-2019, 09:04 AM
    I confused cleaning, polishing and coatings for YEARS. Until I started doing large volume I just never rubbed the two extra brain cells together to define the difference and come up with a process... Now I wash, strain, rinse, strain, polish...
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    06-17-2019, 10:38 AM
    Since you decided to selectively take quotes out of context... I'll point out that OutPost 75 was referencing semi-auto rifle ammo with Garand type actions that are notoriously hard on ammo, and listed those rifles... .30 US for Garand, 7.62 NATO...
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    06-17-2019, 09:05 AM
    What you might try that worked for me, depending on situation. Put water in the media separator, this breaks surface tension and pins/chips come out easier. Drop a 5 gallon bucket paint strainer in the media separator bucket under the basket,...
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    06-17-2019, 08:17 AM
    Or, get a collet style crimp die and crimp separately from seating. Collet crimp dies index off the shoulder, case length doesn't matter. I think I've run into two rifles that NEEDED crimp, the rest simply reducing diameter of neck size did the...
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check