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Orange residue on new brass

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by azar, Feb 2, 2008.

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  1. azar

    azar Member

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    I purchased my first bags of new unprimed brass a while back. I opened it the other day and I noticed that inside the case neck there is an orange film or residue that I'm not sure what it is.

    Is this normal? Do I need to clean just opened brass before loading it the first time? I don't have a tumbler, so if it needs to be cleaned what do you all recommend?

    Thanks.
     
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    That is media residue from when the factory tumbled them. (red rouge)

    It's a good idea to clean the necks with a nylon bore brush but whatever is left inside is not going to hurt anything.

    Tumbling them further will not get the insides clean anyway as they pack full of media as soon as you put them in the tumbler.

    Thats why it's still in there.

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  3. azar

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    Okay thanks! I figured it was probably normal, but this being my first bag of new unprimed brass I figured I'd just ask.
     
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