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Rifle Reloading Steps

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by chagasrod, Dec 9, 2010.

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  1. chagasrod

    chagasrod Member

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    What would be the reloading steps when reloading Rifle calibers?

    This is what i'm thinking:

    1-tumble;
    2-deprime/Resize;
    3-Trim/Chamfer/Deburr (3 Way Cutter);
    4- Tumble again to remove lube?
    5-Prime;
    6-Charge;
    7-Seat & Crimp.

    Is this correct or no need to remove/clean lube?


    Thank you all in advance!
     
  2. jcwit

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    I rinse my cases in white gas before the second tumble, I don't like all that lube in my media.

    Some may say OMG how dangerous, well I fill my lawnmower with gas, so using a little common sense there's no problem.

    I also deprime with a punch and hammer then size, but thats just me.


    Other than the above thats how I do it.
     
  3. rg1

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    That's the steps and sequence that I load rifle rounds. If my brass is clean and hasn't hit the ground I often just wipe with a dry rag and resize without tumbling then tumble after sizing to remove the lube. And be sure to check primer flash holes to make SURE they are not blocked with tumbling media.
     
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    Those are exactly the steps I use.
    But I re-tumble then trim.
    1 - tumble;
    2 - deprime/Resize;
    4 - Tumble again to remove lube

    3 -Trim/Chamfer/Deburr (3 Way Cutter);
    5 - Prime;
    6 - Charge;
    7 - Seat & Crimp.
     
  6. noylj

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    Too much tumblin' goin' on...

    Bottleneck cases:
    Deprime
    Tumble
    Lube
    Resize
    Check case and wipe off
    Trim if required
    Prime
    Charge
    Seat bullet
     
  7. howlnmad

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    deprime
    tumble
    brush insde necks
    lube
    size
    inspect
    trim
    deburr neck
    deburr flash-hole
    prime
    charge
    seat bullet
    wipe off with soft cloth
    inspect again
    seal primer
    put in box and label
     
  8. cfullgraf

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    Lots of opinions and none are wrong, just personal preference.

    I tumble first to get rid of range crude, frequently depriming first. It keeps debris out of my resizing die.

    I do a quick wipe of the cases after resizing/trimming to remove excess lube then tumble to finish the job.

    Generally, crimping of rifle rounds is not necessary.

    If you do not remove the lubricant some how, it is a sticky mess to handle the cases.
     
  9. sansone

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    I must be lazy..
    1. pick up my fired cases, mark them for specific rifle
    2. brush off, punch out primer, neck sizing only
    3. trim case, prime
    4. add powder, seat bullet
    shooting moa this way
     
  10. BigBob3006

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    I would like to offer a small suggestion. Use a universal decapping die. I would change the procedure a little. Bring your cases to your loading room. Inspect your cases for cracks and split necks while knocking out the old primer. Clean the primer pockets. Clean cases in tumbler. Make final inspection if cases and check flash holes and remove media stuck in flash holes. resize cases and trim as needed. Clean cases in tumbler. When they come out, they're ready to load, then or later. It sounds like a lot of extra work but it isn't really that much.
     
  11. chrome_austex

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    1. Tumble
    2. lube
    3. deprime and resize
    4. wipe off lube by hand and inspect
    5. measure and trim (if needed)
    6. clean primer pockets, knock out soot, and chamfer
    8. prime
    9. add powder
    10. seat bullet
     
  12. oneounceload

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    Tumble when I bring them home

    Then,
    deprime and neck size - step 1
    reprime and drop powder - step 2
    seat bullet and put in box - step 3

    I'm not going for 1,000 yard stuff - just your everyday 100-300 yard hunting loads.......1" or less from my 7-08, 6.5 x55, and 7 mag
     
  13. bukijin

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    tumble
    lube
    deprime / resize
    wipe off lube with rag/inspect and measure case/clean primer pocket
    trim/chamfer if necessary
    prime
    charge with powder
    seat bullet/crimp

    ie same as chrome_austex above

    cleaning the primer pocket is probably a waste of time but i got into the habit.
     
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