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  1. #141
    Boolit Buddy
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    always decap separate and ss pin clean me likey the shiney, I guess I'm a bit like a magpie

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    I relies I don't always deprime my brass before loading again , at times I just run them through again , so I say most of the time but not always . I'm a radical that lives on the edge I suppose I just do whatever I feel like . Hehehe

  3. #143
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    I decap as a separate process. All dies out except decaper and sizer.

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    Depends. If I’m using the Loadmaster for those I run on it, i decap and cap separately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffG View Post
    Depends. If I’m using the Loadmaster for those I run on it, i decap and cap separately.
    I do the same, there is enough going on, on the ole loadmaster! Finally got my case and bullet feeder working.

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  6. #146
    i resize and decap first in a single stage. BTW this is for .223 or .556 nato only. I then trim for length, ream primer crimp, then I prime, powder, and then seat bullet in my Dillon 550B.

  7. #147
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    For rifle I have gone to hand priming exclusively . Resize , decap and clean primer pocket then hand prime. Have not gone to wet polish yet so I leave the primer in when polishing. As for pistol I have not seen a benefit to cleaning primer pockets so I have always cleaned ( tumbled media ) after each use then reload .

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmit View Post
    For rifle I have gone to hand priming exclusively . Resize , decap and clean primer pocket then hand prime. Have not gone to wet polish yet so I leave the primer in when polishing. As for pistol I have not seen a benefit to cleaning primer pockets so I have always cleaned ( tumbled media ) after each use then reload .
    I do all priming by hand also. It's very important to make sure primer is seated properly. It's also important that you feel "loose" primers. You can't always get the same results on a progressive press but if your press is like one in a thousand that does what it is suppose to then kudos. My new CNC machine is the only thing I trust right now for automation!

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    All my rifel brass gets cleand deprimined sized trimmed pockey swaged cleaned and polished.

    Then primed in bulk. On a Lee bench prime.

    Then I will load it.

    Pistol brass is done in a load master.

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    I usually de-prime on an old single stage press and then rinse the brass in a citric acid bath. Rifle brass hand primed, pistol brass on a Dillon 550B.

  11. #151
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    I do. Decap, then clean, prep, load, shoot....repeat.

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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
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