Primer pocket sequence


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17Chap
April 28, 2008, 12:15 PM
Question for you wise loaders:

I just got a C&H primer pocket swager to use on my military 223 brass. I usually do all the primer work by hand with a single stage. Where in the sequence should I swage the pockets?

I usually clean, deprime, lube and resize, trim, prime.

Thanks for your help.

17Chap

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strat81
April 28, 2008, 12:25 PM
Any time after tumbling and you'll be fine. Tumble after you deprime and you'll get media in the flash hole. If I were you, I'd do it just prior to priming.

kennedy
April 28, 2008, 09:21 PM
I also have a CH primer pocket swager and I plan on tumbleing, sizing and depriming, trimming length, swaging, priming, charging and them seating bullet. I have a lee three turret press and will need two turrents to do this, I may also add a bullet crimping die as the last stage.

mek42
April 28, 2008, 09:45 PM
I tumble first and then after resizing (to get the lube off). I am working on a couple gallons of once fired LC 5.56 and my process is: sort by headstamp / year, tumble for cleaning, deprime / resize, tumble to remove lube, ream out primer pockets, trim, prime, powder, bullet. Yes, I have a reamer not a swager for the primer pockets. Right now I am positive that my shooting skills are a far larger cause of inaccuracy than swaging vs. reaming.

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