Do I Need to Resize This Brass Again?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by slowr1der, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. Demi-human

    Demi-human Member

    Dec 8, 2016
    The Haymarsh, MI
    Yes, 'tis true, but my electric tools don't use my hands.:)

    My record number of self tapping fasteners installed into a steel building is five thousand seven hundred and eighty in nine hours. A two hundred by fifty four foot roof. One man drilling panels, three lifting and setting, and myself screwing the bejeezus out of it. That is eleven screws a minute.

    After days like that I can hardly pick up a fork, let alone scrape with a small screwdriver, or the ever popular drywall screw.

    Not that the handloading is ever so pressing it must be done. I just like to not do that... ever.:D
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  2. mdi

    mdi Member

    Dec 31, 2007
    I would like to see a "blind test" about cleaning primer pockets. Give a reloader 100 cases that have never had anything in the primer pockets except primers, fired 10 times, and see how much "more" effort is needed to seat a primer vs 100 cases with ultra clean pockets. And shoot these against an equal number of ammo with pristine primer pockets and see if anyone, yep anyone can tell/see a difference (in a blind test).

    Not anti-primer pocket cleaning, but many new reloaders see things on forums and believe them to be "gospel" and totally necessary. (like case tumbling, primer pocket cleaning, reforming and deburring, etc.). If you want to, just because you want to, great! Go ahead...
  3. thomas15

    thomas15 Member

    May 27, 2005
    Just search the interwebs for once fired .380 brass. In 30 seconds time I found several offers 1000 pcs for about $30.00 That should hold you for a while. I have some 9mm brass that I have reloaded more (way more) than 10 times so you will get your money worth.

    I pick up a lot of range brass in 9mm but have beefed up my collection with purchased range brass that cost about 2 cents each. I rather spend 2 cents than pick it up for free but I do both. It is easier of course to find 9mm than 380 but when I go on a brass picking expedition I generally leave quite a bit of 380 on the ground for someone else to grab.
  4. ATLDave

    ATLDave Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    My experience is that the new primer pockets are nearly always harder to get the primer fully seated in. I have done this by accident "blind" a few times where I was cranking along on my LCT, then suddenly though, "whyinahell is this so hard to seat?" It's always because I've reached the part of the pile where the new brass starts!

    I express no opinion about the role/benefits of cleaning primer pockets in rifle brass intended for high-precision shooting. I'm not that knowledgeable about that subject. But for pistol ammo, it is a (harmless) waste of time in my experience.
  5. Robert101

    Robert101 Member

    May 10, 2010
    The answer was given earlier in that the neck tension is the key. Load one and test to see if you have sufficient neck tension. If you do, then load them up. My guess is that they will be fine to reload. I started with revolver shooting and reloading. I never cleaned a case after firing. They looked like hell but loaded and shot fine. Now I tumble until the cases are clean and shinny. Why, I'm not sure really except they make me feel better.
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  6. jonb32248

    jonb32248 Member

    Dec 21, 2016
    I don't clean anything. Shoots just fine. I inspect them and if there is any obvious dirt i wipe it off but I see it as a waste of time shining them up.
  7. billybob44

    billybob44 Member

    Jul 16, 2007
    Central Indiana
    ^^^Winner-Winner==Chicken Dinner..
    Fred is Spot On,,As usual...Scratches to steel dies would be the only problem caused..Bill.
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