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Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Moonpie, Aug 6, 2015.
I've been removing spent primers, cleaning cases, and resizing 9mm for a friend. Ran out of lube.
Came across? That would be proudly displayed in my loading room.
Because perfectly clean brass grabs the heck out of your dies. Go size a handful of super clean brass versus picked up OF brass with no cleaning. OF uncleaned will be easier to size and will not exhibit any sticking. Same with crimping, go put a real crimp on some super clean, ie like new brass, and a few hundred in your die will be sticking and you will have a beautiful brass ring to remove from your die. There will be a nice pop every piece as it struggles to release from your die.
Carbon acts like a lubricant, remove it and things get sticky quick. Maybe you won't see it if you run 100 pieces but run a few thousand and you notice real quick.
I use mine for priming while watching tv
I will load some 43 spanish cartridges and shoot the old Rem rolling block.
And yes, the can has returned to the display location.
The finest bp I ever used was some 100 year old English 3f, it produced very soft soot.
Good info. I was mostly wanting something bigger. I have the small FA tumbler now and I only do about 200 223 at a time. Maybe 500 9mm at a time. Then there's all the sifting and dust. I figured the wet tumbler might be a little easier and no dust. I'm not worried about drying or draining if I can do more at once and do them in less time. Maybe I'll have to look into a quick dry tumble before sizing and then wet tumbler after to get rid of the lube and clean them up better.
I've seen a couple people on Facebook talking about tumbling without pins, just soap and water. I've also seen some posts about using steel chips instead of pins. Anyone have input on either of those options?
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Got there over that same dang cartridge!
Get your facts straight, clean brass from a WET tumbling.
Yep. Super clean brass sticks to the powder funnels on my Dillon presses like it's got superglue on it.
Brass that I run through the vibratory tumbler is much smoother running.