Rifle Reloading Steps


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chagasrod
December 9, 2010, 10:33 PM
What would be the reloading steps when reloading Rifle calibers?

This is what i'm thinking:

1-tumble;
2-deprime/Resize;
3-Trim/Chamfer/Deburr (3 Way Cutter);
4- Tumble again to remove lube?
5-Prime;
6-Charge;
7-Seat & Crimp.

Is this correct or no need to remove/clean lube?


Thank you all in advance!

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jcwit
December 9, 2010, 10:55 PM
I rinse my cases in white gas before the second tumble, I don't like all that lube in my media.

Some may say OMG how dangerous, well I fill my lawnmower with gas, so using a little common sense there's no problem.

I also deprime with a punch and hammer then size, but thats just me.


Other than the above thats how I do it.

rg1
December 10, 2010, 12:05 AM
That's the steps and sequence that I load rifle rounds. If my brass is clean and hasn't hit the ground I often just wipe with a dry rag and resize without tumbling then tumble after sizing to remove the lube. And be sure to check primer flash holes to make SURE they are not blocked with tumbling media.

James2
December 10, 2010, 12:40 AM
http://www.rcbs.com/guide/stepbystep.aspx

Hondo 60
December 10, 2010, 12:50 AM
1-tumble;
2-deprime/Resize;
3-Trim/Chamfer/Deburr (3 Way Cutter);
4- Tumble again to remove lube?
5-Prime;
6-Charge;
7-Seat & Crimp.

Those are exactly the steps I use.
But I re-tumble then trim.
1 - tumble;
2 - deprime/Resize;
4 - Tumble again to remove lube

3 -Trim/Chamfer/Deburr (3 Way Cutter);
5 - Prime;
6 - Charge;
7 - Seat & Crimp.

noylj
December 10, 2010, 01:45 AM
Bottleneck cases:
Deprime
Tumble
Lube
Resize
Check case and wipe off
Trim if required
Prime
Charge
Seat bullet

howlnmad
December 10, 2010, 04:09 AM
deprime
tumble
brush insde necks
lube
size
inspect
trim
deburr neck
deburr flash-hole
prime
charge
seat bullet
wipe off with soft cloth
inspect again
seal primer
put in box and label

cfullgraf
December 10, 2010, 07:53 AM
What would be the reloading steps when reloading Rifle calibers?

This is what i'm thinking:

1-tumble;
2-deprime/Resize;
3-Trim/Chamfer/Deburr (3 Way Cutter);
4- Tumble again to remove lube?
5-Prime;
6-Charge;
7-Seat & Crimp.

Is this correct or no need to remove/clean lube?


Thank you all in advance!

Lots of opinions and none are wrong, just personal preference.

I tumble first to get rid of range crude, frequently depriming first. It keeps debris out of my resizing die.

I do a quick wipe of the cases after resizing/trimming to remove excess lube then tumble to finish the job.

Generally, crimping of rifle rounds is not necessary.

If you do not remove the lubricant some how, it is a sticky mess to handle the cases.

sansone
December 10, 2010, 08:13 AM
I must be lazy..
1. pick up my fired cases, mark them for specific rifle
2. brush off, punch out primer, neck sizing only
3. trim case, prime
4. add powder, seat bullet
shooting moa this way

BigBob3006
December 10, 2010, 09:41 AM
I would like to offer a small suggestion. Use a universal decapping die. I would change the procedure a little. Bring your cases to your loading room. Inspect your cases for cracks and split necks while knocking out the old primer. Clean the primer pockets. Clean cases in tumbler. Make final inspection if cases and check flash holes and remove media stuck in flash holes. resize cases and trim as needed. Clean cases in tumbler. When they come out, they're ready to load, then or later. It sounds like a lot of extra work but it isn't really that much.

chrome_austex
December 10, 2010, 11:12 AM
1. Tumble
2. lube
3. deprime and resize
4. wipe off lube by hand and inspect
5. measure and trim (if needed)
6. clean primer pockets, knock out soot, and chamfer
8. prime
9. add powder
10. seat bullet

oneounceload
December 10, 2010, 02:38 PM
Tumble when I bring them home

Then,
deprime and neck size - step 1
reprime and drop powder - step 2
seat bullet and put in box - step 3

I'm not going for 1,000 yard stuff - just your everyday 100-300 yard hunting loads.......1" or less from my 7-08, 6.5 x55, and 7 mag

bukijin
December 10, 2010, 03:27 PM
tumble
lube
deprime / resize
wipe off lube with rag/inspect and measure case/clean primer pocket
trim/chamfer if necessary
prime
charge with powder
seat bullet/crimp

ie same as chrome_austex above

cleaning the primer pocket is probably a waste of time but i got into the habit.

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