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How Far Do You Go?

Postby jlhog » 25 Aug 2021 16:34

When prepping cases? Do you prime the cases also for future use? That way they are ready whenever you want to load a batch for the range.
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Re: How Far Do You Go?

Postby RBHarter » 25 Aug 2021 18:50

I did when I lived in the land of what's rust for pistols . I still will if for example I were sorting on Monday , doing the size flair on Wednesday , and intended to load on Friday kind of a situation .
Mostly I prime as I load the tray for charging or as I charge allowing for another hands on QC check .
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Re: How Far Do You Go?

Postby farmerjim » 26 Aug 2021 07:02

I have boxes full of primed brass ready for loading on a moments notice. I tumble my brass in ground walnut shells with pieces of paper towels wet with Nu Finish. The brass is still shiny years later.
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Re: How Far Do You Go?

Postby mikld » 26 Aug 2021 13:30

I batch load. I first inspect my brass, then clean. Many time I'll separate media and store clean brass. Often I'll size,deprime, flare the brass, then store it. But most often I'll prime the sized/flared brass and store them. I have a bunch of primed and ready brass and only have to decide on a load, charge, seat bullet and crimp. Yesterday I sized/deprimed 250 9mm cases. Tomorrow I'll flare and prime. Seems to be easier and faster for me...
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Re: How Far Do You Go?

Postby larryw » 26 Aug 2021 21:06

farmerjim wrote:I have boxes full of primed brass ready for loading on a moments notice. I tumble my brass in ground walnut shells with pieces of paper towels wet with Nu Finish. The brass is still shiny years later.


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Re: How Far Do You Go?

Postby Fyodor » 08 Oct 2021 15:20

I toss mine in a box, until I find time to deprime. Then they'll go into another box, where they wait until I find time to wet tumble them. After that, they'll go to the "ready for loading" box, receive a slight spray coat of thinned LEE liquid alox, and wait to be loaded.
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Re: How Far Do You Go?

Postby Green Frog » 08 Oct 2021 21:16

As a rule I don’t keep large numbers of cases pre-primed… normally no more than a hundred or two, and usually not that many. I prefer to do the de-priming and cleaning, then store the cases that way until I’m ready to pull out a specified number of the particular caliber I’m planning to reload. Lately the next step is to use my old style Lee Hand Priming Tool with screw-in shell holders and inspect my cases as I prime them and sort them int a loading block (or two or three, as needed.

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