Best prep for brass

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Best prep for brass

Postby carload9 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:44 am

Have learned a lil' more with help from mentor.

I have started case gage'ing all my ammo. I shoot and load pistol only (380,9,40,45). CARTRIDGE GAGE (or case gage) IS A WHOLE NOTHER WORLD. Dont think so?, buy a case gage for your favorite ammo and see how far your off.

SOME CALL IT A "CARTRIDGE GAGE" :
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/744135 ... d-w-45-acp

All that mixed brass we pick up at range has to be prep'ed.
1) i decap
2) i wash with my stainless steel media water washer.
3) i bulge bust all 9mm or whatever.
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/882261 ... d-w-45-acp

It's not just the wall swell (some come from glocks) but a bigger problem and not understood is the "head end of the brass at the extractor rim where primer is, That rim gets diameter enlarged and will not go into case gage. Just that lil' bit sticking up out of case gage. If ya have extractor burr you can knock that off with finger nail file.

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Postby Sparky45 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:29 pm

1+ on what Mike says. Very important step in reloading reliable ammo.
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Postby daboone » Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:17 am

+1 for pistol. For rifle I add primer pocket prep and trimming after sizing.

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Postby Sparky45 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:59 am

daboone wrote:+1 for pistol. For rifle I add primer pocket prep and trimming after sizing.


More excellent tips.

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s45

Postby carload9 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:09 am

yea but u rifle people dont bulge bust? right

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Postby daboone » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:25 am

Nope that's for unsupported chambers. Hopefully every rifle round is completely fully supported or all he!! is soon you. :shock: :wink:

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yes

Postby carload9 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:38 pm

yes , but u forgot pistol head extractor rim , (wrote above) THE RIM is really what is bb kits do, the hardest to do. If it was just for the so called "glock swell" on the wall of the brass it would go thru like butter.

It should be called a rim & wall swager.

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Re: yes

Postby daboone » Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:31 pm

carload9 wrote:yes , but u forgot pistol head extractor rim ......

It should be called a rim & wall swager.


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yea.

Postby carload9 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:14 pm

It takes both arms on 20 out of a hundred 9mm. Some you wonder if they are going thru. Ive never done any 45acp yet, (i have some of older made up) but MMIKE said ya bout need to jump on it with both feet.

I was using step expander and was messing me up on 9mm but not on 380acp. So went back to bell on 9mm after couple phone calls. I am making the best 9mm gaged ammo.

Watch this daboone: better than superbowl, Both teams are great bunch of guys.

http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k51 ... b00331.mp4

All stuff l put on forum is for all peeps that pass by and newly started reload people. Your not that, but vids and pics are worth a lot to beginners. And just plain good for explaining to anyone.


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