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Primer Pocket Cleaning? 45 Long Colt

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Leaky Waders, Mar 2, 2010.

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  1. Leaky Waders

    Leaky Waders Member

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    Hi,

    So I'm browsing magazines and have seen these things like rcbs trim mate, and primer pocket cleaning tools.

    Do I need this stuff for 45 long colt? If not, when would someone use stuff like that?

    I do keep an awl on my bench just to clean any case cleaning media in the primer pockets after cleaning.

    Thanks,

    LW
     
  2. Walkalong

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    I never clean .45 Colt primer pockets. I never clean any pistol caliber primer pockets, but some folks do. There are many free ways to do it.

    I do trim my revolver cases.

    I have a Wilson, an RBCS, and a Forster trimmer. The Wilson is the best, but slow. I only use it for 6PPC cases. The Forster is the next best, and then the RCBS. The RCBS will flex some if you are not careful, but works great.
     
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    I use an old bent Lee 223 decapping punch to remove media from my flash holes and when inspecting them if I see any crud I use it to remove anything then. That's all I do for my primer pockets.
     
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    Cheap primer pocket cleaner....

    L. Waders--Cheap PP cleaning tool--Go to hardware store+buy a foot or so of 1/8" plastic coated steel cable. Cut off 1" to 1 1/2" sections-cut (with razor blade/sharp knife) approx. 1/8" of the plastic coating off of one end. Chuck the short section into a cordless drill, and you have a "home made" power primer pocket cleaner. PS. you'll get 10 to 12 of these "tools" for the price of one foot of cable==$2-3.00.. And--yes you will feel better with the pp crunches removed--won't make any difference in your loads-but-you will feel better about it...:uhoh::what::)
     
  5. Uncle Chan

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    I've never trimmed my cases nor cleaned the primer pockets. Never found a need. They always go "boom".
     
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    no need to trim handgun brass regularly, but I do always clean my pockets
     
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    Primer pockets... not usually for sidearm brass but I cannot say I never do.

    I'm with AC Walkalong when it comes to trimming revolver type brass, though. I ALWAYS give them a trim to start off with.

    LGB
     
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