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    I separate them with a colander



    also getting off the excess powder

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    I used to separate them through a hole-punched paper plate, but since they have to be grasped and stood up anyway, I now just fish them out of the Parkay #5 with the little needlenosed pliers from the BB/powder mix. It works fine for me: YMMV.
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    Gmps has motivated me to search out the "best #5 Container in the World"

    Dollar Store was a bust but right next store is wally world

    found this which is #5 recycle. Has a pretty good locking lid and largest diameter I've seen.

    If it leaks I plan to run a bead of hot glue around the top when the container and top meet

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    ^ The Eagle has farted

    so you learn something even if the experiment is a failure

    top leaked--not bad but some powder gets out each time

    didn't do any better than Gmps' SOGO container (see first post)

    will hold plenty of bullets but then gets too heavy (for me)

    tried the SOGO at the same time and much better coating

    wally world has it back. Yes, I did wash it out and looks like the day I got it

    . . . and the quest continues . . .
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    @ new containers from the dollar tree:
    the first one is a nice size, works well and is 2 for $1 BUT you need to tape it up before you use it or it will crack


    the second is similar to the SOGO but the lid snaps in place.$1 ea and does a great job.
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    rolling them on a towel to break loose any stuck together





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    I always us asbb because the guys that pioneered this had great success with them. I pull the bullets out with forceps or long tweezers, drop them into a jig nose first, goes pretty fast. Then invert into a wire basket for cooking. This allow me to do 400-500 a pop in a 2 rack 12" pizza oven.
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    Not all ASBB's work, YMMV

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    I like the rubbermaid square ( for sandwiches). Stack well on the shelf and tops hold really tight.
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    I just buy number 5's at the dollar store. You can either get a 2pk of zip locks that end up cracking when you really get your tumbling on or they have some big heavy duty ones that have blue and green lids on that are about half gallon size.

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    So far I've been using a large cool whip container with pretty good results. That is, once I switched to Eastwood powder. The Harbor Freight powder I was using would barely stick to the bullets. Can't wait for my order from Smoke 4320 to show up.

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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
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