Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by mikle76, Nov 5, 2022.
You sort pistol brass by weight???? That's next level.
Only if it's fired in handgun...
The lever gun was certified in jurassic park...
Rifle? Pistol? Both?
I failed to address the actual scenario earlier…
I don’t put cases nor cartridges in trays or boxes, only baggies, so any void isn’t obvious. But, I NEVER mix brass with nickel even of same brand. Don’t know why, just don’t.
That’s what the all say but it’ll be too late.
So what are you looking for and do you find it and stuff like that?
If I end up doing this too I’ll blame you forever!
Not too late for me, I started not sorting handgun brass over 50 years ago.
Sure it can. You would have to test yourself to see if you and your firearms do better with your load in the same vs mixed brass.
There are lots of shooters, even competitive ones that shoot mixed brass. The games they play are not benchrest matches though.
It's funny... people do things for different reasons. While I will spend time sorting and culling brass, I won't 'waste' time cleaning my firearms... unless they really need it, while some people will detail strip their weapons after just a few rounds, but not sort brass for reloading.
Peace of mind. I only load 50 or 100 pistol loads at a time. I weigh the brass and put them in groups within a gr. of each other. I weight the bullets, I use Hornady for 99% of my pistol rounds, so far I've never had to have different groups. I load each group, and then weigh the finished round. and case gauge them. This way I know if there are any double or 0 powder loads. I use a LCT for pistol loads. Rifle loads I use trays and visually check the powder load, and use a Rock Chucker. It doesn't take much time using a digital scale.
Later on, I had a bunch of mixed brass that didn't have enough of any single headstamp to make a box, so I loaded it all for a trip to an indoor range where I would lose much of the brass. It all shot fine.
Now that I have a progressive, I can't feel the difference in an individual case or round, so that part didn't matter anymore. Now I only sort out the "stepped" brass cases and load them for use where I'm going to lose most of the brass.
Darn it!! Sounds like a plan. I’m only loading by one or two 8 round magazines at a time now. All manual, so weighing is no big deal. Darn it again!!
Well, now, I can tell you for a fact, when I was laying on the gurney watching the EKG readouts go flat - while I was still conscious - I did NOT even once think about whether or not I had sorted the brass I was leaving behind. It never even crossed my mind.
What did cross my mind is, “I wonder how I’m still conscious when my heart’s not beating?” I asked the cardiac surgeon that question on the way to the Cath Lab but he was a little busy to answer right then. Forgot to ask later,
Love this story it’s kind of nostalgic.
While I was in the cath lab watching the cath/stent procedure live on a white & black monitor (not black & white), I thought the empty LAD looked a little like the Mississippi River but without water in it. Then, BOOM, the stent was put in place and “water” rushed south to Gulf of Mexico.
I immediately felt like a million bucks and told the doctor. He laughed and I said maybe that’s what you should charge.
I can also notice what I consider significant length differences in the same headstamp. Case wall thickness seems to be the dealbreaker.
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