Primer Pocket Cleaning Frequency
I am just getting into reloading metalic cartridges as my wife got me a nice press and dies for Christmas that I went out and picked up after New Year. My local supplier does not have a primer pocket cleaner. That is the only thing I am waiting on from mail order that keeps me from completing rounds. I have ordered the Lee tool with both the large and small cleaners on the opposite ends of the same tool, but it is not in yet.
I am curious if you all clean the primer pocket every time or only when it is gunked up a good bit. I shot some factory rounds yesterday and came home and cleaned & sized the brass. I made a dummy round (no powder or primer) to get the expanding & bullet setting/taper crimp dies set up.
I am ready to go except for the small amount of dirt in the pockets. I appreciate the input from this forum.