Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by CQB45ACP, Nov 30, 2022.
Think these will work?
Paint might work. However it might flake off as one pieces. It might interfere with chambering if the glob of paint is too big. I'm not saying you will have problems but those are the first things that come to mind.
My brass cleaning regiment is limited to hot soapy water, so all my brass is pretty tarnished and most has been shot many times. I've never ran into a problem identifying my brass even amongst other reloaders.
I used red and black and the red was nearly gone—couldn’t see it until home. The black X was just like his. But we’ll see if these are a mistake.
I wet tumble with pins and presume (perhaps even hope) these dots will come off.
Shows up best on all things black too.
But I haven't shot next to a fellow reloading yet that marks there's the same.
I agree with the post about that the paint may flake off.
Circles, that was my next test.
You must shoot with a different crowd than I do. That practice could be detrimental to daddy's health in some places.
Yeah the family would be invited to leave.
You can always use two different colors if that helps to idenitfy your brass at a match where most of the competitors are using a single color.
I also tumble my cases in corn cob media to clean them. Never had a problem with the media not cleaning the ink off the rim.
Years ago, after I built my first wet tumbler, I ran a batch a lot longer than my usual 30-45 min run and found out that 24 hours, permanently turns brass a dull green color everywhere the pins can touch. It was real easy to see in shooting bays, would be awful in grass though.
Folks running 38 super/other expensive brass stuff would run a stripe or two around the OD. Generally with a hunk of wood that had a hole in it, ledge to put the stripe in the same location. Like this.
DAA even makes a machine to do it. Drop a round into the shoot and it pops out marked on the other side.
Everybody I shot with loved it, lol. And she made bank because everybody at the range was happy to let her pick up brass, she even sorted it. Worked out for me because I got all the unclaimed;-) I laugh at your comment, because over the few years I shot at that range, only one person actually ever freaked out and yelled at her...and I thought the other dozen folks there were gonna string him up. The range safety threw him out too (it pays when the range safety comes over to your house to run batches of 45 on your 1050;-). Was even funnier, because he was worked up over 9mm brass which you couldn't hardly give away then.
I use colored Sharpie's to mark them & I keep this picture on file in my computer.
This was 3 rounds each 6.5 Creedmoor with 91gr TNT HP ladder from min 41gr to 45gr max of Shooters World Long Rifle powder.
If they’re where I shoot, they are where kids are not allowed, past the line, and will be expelled by the owners of the indoor range; or, they’re trespassing on private property out in the boonies. Either way, not smart
I’ve never had as many fits with carbon ring in my life as I had when I was marking case walls.
Marking brass is standard practice among PRS shooters - it’s almost rude to NOT mark your brass.
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