Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by alanwk, Jul 13, 2021.
For dry tumble I remove after, so pieces of media don’t clog the pocket or flash hole.
And that's only when I'm loading a large batch of .223 match ammunition. Everything else I load in small batches, and for that I just clean by hand. Takes a little longer...the way I like it.
Wet tumble, is becoming usual first tumble,
next processing steps: debulge, size, bell/expand . . .
Then dry tumble in walnut to remove lube, if any.
Don't have any corncob media.
Then prime, powder, bullet, crimp (if any).
I recently bought a universal depriming die. Things may change a little.
Yeah I saw that on the CPoA site. Didn’t know if was for reloading,,,
If the cases have not groveled in the dirt for a period of time, I resize the cases then tumble them to clean them.
As FROGO207 said, if dry tumbling, I do not expect the primer pockets to get clean. Wet tumbling with pins usually clean the primer pockets if that is what floats your boat.
First tumble to clean brass.
Close inspection of brass.
Primer pocket clean.
Trim if needed.
Champher inside/outside case mouth.
Second tumble to remove sizing lube, and polish/coat with NuFinish to protect brass from long term oxidation.
For Pistol on progressive press:
But I like pretty ammo.
Yes that sounds more like it would keep me from reloading. I think I’ll sell it.
Pistol, I tumble without doing anything else and then run it through my 750 to load it.
Rifle, I tumble, lube, size/deprime, trim, swage, tumble, load. I use a universal decapper in station 1 to make sure nothing is in the flash hole before I load.
Rifle brass I typically tumble after separation, then, again, after sizing to get the case lube off. Again, I don't typically prep primer pockets.
A tumbling thread!
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