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uniforming primer pockets?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by er167, Feb 1, 2008.

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  1. er167

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    Is uniforming primer pockets a one time deal with new brass or should you occassionally do it, and how often? I am prepping new Rem. 30-06 brass for hunting loads.
     
  2. rcmodel

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    One time deal.

    Not necessary for hunting loads.

    Not necessary for anything really, except maybe bench-rest or long range match competition.

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  3. Walkalong

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    Agree 100%
     
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    For my hunting rifles, I uniform the primers one time.
     
  5. layusn1

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    I uniform my target load pockets. Necessary...I don't know, I lack the shooting ability to do a reliable test. Maybe it just provides a mental placebo effect. Either way, it only takes a couple of seconds, has to be done once and your done with it. I also clean all of my primer pockets and some people argue about whether or not you need to do that. I think it is a matter of personal preference.
     
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    +1

    I'm the same way. I think a lot of things I do are for the mental placebo effect, like weighing and trickling powder so that there is eaxactly the same amount in each cartridge for a specific load.
     
  7. rcmodel

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    If you think it helps, it helps!

    Just like a lot of other accuracy related things.

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  8. USSR

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    While it is essentially a one time thing, I do it everytime prior to reloading to remove primer residue in the pocket.

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    The only thing I do it for is the 6PPC. I am like USSR there and I do it every reload to start witha nice flat clean pocket, because I think it helps. ;)

    When you can lose by .0001 in an agg, and I have, it just may be what gets you over the edge. :)
     
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    Point of clarification:
    Uniforming primer pockets is not at all the same thing as Cleaning primer pockets!

    I use a primer pocket Cleaning tool on everything before I tumble clean them.

    I don't even own a primer pocket Uniforming tool.

    A primer pocket Cleaner tool just scrapes out the carbon.
    A Uniformer tool reams out brass at the bottom of the pocket to make them all exactly the same depth.

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    Primer Pocket Uniformer/Cleaner

    Granted they are two different tools. Mounted on my RCBS Trim-Mate the Uniformer will do the cleaning job as well. If a few new pieces of brass make their way into the batch that I'm cleaning they too will receive the uniforming procedure in the process.
     
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