uniforming primer pockets?


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er167
February 1, 2008, 08:20 AM
Is uniforming primer pockets a one time deal with new brass or should you occassionally do it, and how often? I am prepping new Rem. 30-06 brass for hunting loads.

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rcmodel
February 1, 2008, 11:47 AM
One time deal.

Not necessary for hunting loads.

Not necessary for anything really, except maybe bench-rest or long range match competition.

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Walkalong
February 1, 2008, 12:03 PM
Not necessary for anything really, except maybe bench-rest or long range match competition.
Agree 100%

Steve in PA
February 1, 2008, 01:16 PM
For my hunting rifles, I uniform the primers one time.

layusn1
February 1, 2008, 01:25 PM
I uniform my target load pockets. Necessary...I don't know, I lack the shooting ability to do a reliable test. Maybe it just provides a mental placebo effect. Either way, it only takes a couple of seconds, has to be done once and your done with it. I also clean all of my primer pockets and some people argue about whether or not you need to do that. I think it is a matter of personal preference.

K3
February 1, 2008, 01:34 PM
I uniform my target load pockets. Necessary...I don't know, I lack the shooting ability to do a reliable test. Maybe it just provides a mental placebo effect. Either way, it only takes a couple of seconds, has to be done once and your done with it. I also clean all of my primer pockets and some people argue about whether or not you need to do that. I think it is a matter of personal preference.

+1

I'm the same way. I think a lot of things I do are for the mental placebo effect, like weighing and trickling powder so that there is eaxactly the same amount in each cartridge for a specific load.

rcmodel
February 1, 2008, 01:39 PM
If you think it helps, it helps!

Just like a lot of other accuracy related things.

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USSR
February 1, 2008, 01:52 PM
While it is essentially a one time thing, I do it everytime prior to reloading to remove primer residue in the pocket.

Don

Walkalong
February 1, 2008, 01:56 PM
The only thing I do it for is the 6PPC. I am like USSR there and I do it every reload to start witha nice flat clean pocket, because I think it helps. ;)

When you can lose by .0001 in an agg, and I have, it just may be what gets you over the edge. :)

rcmodel
February 1, 2008, 02:17 PM
Point of clarification:
Uniforming primer pockets is not at all the same thing as Cleaning primer pockets!

I use a primer pocket Cleaning tool on everything before I tumble clean them.

I don't even own a primer pocket Uniforming tool.

A primer pocket Cleaner tool just scrapes out the carbon.
A Uniformer tool reams out brass at the bottom of the pocket to make them all exactly the same depth.

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kimbernut
February 1, 2008, 02:53 PM
Granted they are two different tools. Mounted on my RCBS Trim-Mate the Uniformer will do the cleaning job as well. If a few new pieces of brass make their way into the batch that I'm cleaning they too will receive the uniforming procedure in the process.

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