dirty primer pockets

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  1. GeoDudeFlorida

    GeoDudeFlorida Member

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    I try not to mess with another man's obsessions. :D:eek::scrutiny:
     
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  2. GeoDudeFlorida

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    Seems like one of those topics people just seem to want to discuss to death. Altho, the other thread is really more about cleaning media than primer pockets but, I get the connection.
     
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  3. Mark_Mark

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    has anybody tried one of these... I got crimps in 5.7 brass and it crushed 3 primers
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  4. Blue68f100

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    If I want my primer pockets clean I just deprimer prior to loading them in to the FART system with SS pins. Other wise I don't care.
     
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  5. EricBu

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    Meh, for me it's all about what's being loaded. Pistol plinking rounds, I give zero *%ts about. My .338 LM brass I'm going to shoot a half mile with? Yeah, that get's deprimed and pocket cleaned on rcbs case station before tumbling. A clean pocket makes for an evenly seated primer with consistent detonation. This is but one part of getting to the point you see that magical "dup" flashing on your chronograph after every shot in a 5 shot string.
     
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  6. Trent

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    I don't think I've ever cleaned a single pistol primer pocket? I don't remember doing it anyway. :)

    I've scraped the crud out of magnum rifle pockets before, to make sure primers seat all the way. I don't remember how often, juts done as needed. Some of that brass makes it a long time with annealing, and eventually it builds up crud in the pocket that makes primers not set right.
     
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  7. ducky123

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    With those darn .45 acp small primer cases, I clean pockets manually to make sure the small primers are segregated.
     
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  8. Clipper67

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    Two things I NEVER do, trim pistol brass and worry about dirty primer pockets...Dillon breezes right on thru that step for me.
     
  9. Skgreen

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    I don't fret it much. I've found that decapping bottleneck rifle cases before wet tumbling seems to help both when it's time to evacuate the pins and with drying. Straight wall cases,,, not so much.
    YMMV
     
  10. Bfh_auto

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    I have one. I do a run with it on all my once fired brass. Then it sits in the drawer till more new brass shows up.
    It does a good job on crimps.
     
  11. Dale Alan

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    I once worked in the woods with a guy that did not use toilet paper . He would drop his drawers do his business and pull up his drawers and go back to work . I bet he never cleaned a primer pocket either, for some reason this thread reminded me of him .
     
  12. brutus51

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    Yuck, sure wouldn't want to give that guy a lift home from work in my car. :uhoh:

    I've said it before and I'll say it again.
    Tumbling your brass and not cleaning the primer pocket is akin to washing your pants but not your underwear, just sayin. :p
     
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  13. kalielkslayer
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    I got a visual, that won’t go away.
     
  14. Highland Lofts

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    That would leave a crusty butt.
     
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  15. Dale Alan

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    Me too , and that was years ago . We called him the mud turtle . This guy was amazingly dirty, he was actually asked to leave one of the hotels we stayed at . He sprayed herbicides treating stumps and spraying foliage behind us cutters , he wore the same clothes everyday for the 5 days we were out . That is a smell you would never forget, body odor and all those nasty chemicals gave off an aroma like no other . Sorry to get off track . Funny this thread reminded me of ole Gatesy ,RIP.
     
  16. GeoDudeFlorida

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    So just remember: if you don’t join the wet tumble cult, you’re the dirtiest, most disgusting creature alive. Ain’t it nice to have friends like that? :mad:
     
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  17. Ranger99

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    Doesn't matter to me one way or another
    what procedures other folks do. I leave
    them be, and I expect the same from them.
    There are some in my area that think I'm
    nuts for still using a beam scale and
    manually inspecting each case
     
  18. brutus51

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    Excuse my ignorance but what is this other method you allude to?o_O
     
  19. Hooda Thunkit

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    Knew a fellow like that back when I worked for Our Crazy Uncle. We called him the Dirt Gobbler.
     
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  20. length_of_pull_1

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    I wet tumble with ss pins, and with pistol brass sometimes I do it after resizing and the pockets are shiny clean and sometimes I do it before it remove the spent primers. Either way I can't tell a difference in the end result. With rifle brass I always tumble after the primers are removed to improve consistency.
     
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