Cleaning new brass?

This is a discussion on Cleaning new brass? within the Reloading forums, part of the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics category; I have 500 new Starline 45 Colt brass waiting on powder and bullets. Is there any need to clean new brass? Im thinking they may ...

Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Cleaning new brass?

  1. #1
    Senior Member Array wormy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    1,133

    Cleaning new brass?

    I have 500 new Starline 45 Colt brass waiting on powder and bullets. Is there any need to clean new brass? Im thinking they may be oiley or have brass fragments around inside. Am I crazy?
    Glock 22 Gen 4, 27
    Ruger SP101 .357mag
    S&W 637 Airweight
    Ruger Single Six
    Ruger Blackhawk Bisley 45 Colt
    Mossberg 835 Grand Slam

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    VIP Member
    Array MrBuckwheat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Down Incognito
    Posts
    5,651
    No a good reloader is always thinking.
    I got some also and had to size, trim, debur the flash holes, campher the mouth, before I could load so at that point why not clean it also? can't be to safe with loading practices.
    I wish I could just load new brass but does't seam to work that way.

  4. #3
    Senior Member Array DMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    MT
    Posts
    1,012
    I visually check and measure each and every piece of brass, new or used. I have never had to resize or trim or do anything to new quality brass. I got some cheap stuff once, and I had to process each one. It didn't last long either. Never again will I get cheap brass.
    "Gun Free Zones" is where only criminals carry guns.

  5. #4
    VIP Member Array dukalmighty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    texas
    Posts
    15,093
    I've never found it necessary to resize any pistol brass I shoot and I reload a lot.
    "Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
    --Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .

  6. #5
    Moderator
    Array gasmitty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Gilbert, AZ
    Posts
    9,500
    Starline is about as good as it gets, so I think it's highly unlikely their new brass wouldn't be ready to go when you get it. But if you harbor any doubts, give 'em a call.
    Smitty
    NRA Endowment Member

  7. #6
    Member Array RH45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    82
    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    I've never found it necessary to resize any pistol brass I shoot and I reload a lot.
    You don't resize your brass??

  8. #7
    Member Array Exsimguy1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Broken Arrow, OK
    Posts
    125
    I am hoping that he means he doesn't "trim" his brass for handguns.


    Terry

  9. #8
    Member Array RH45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    82
    Quote Originally Posted by Exsimguy1 View Post
    I am hoping that he means he doesn't "trim" his brass for handguns.


    Terry
    That would make more sense to me!!

  10. #9
    Senior Member Array DMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    MT
    Posts
    1,012
    Quote Originally Posted by RH45 View Post
    You don't resize your brass??
    I know one gentleman that never resizes his revolver brass. When fired it resizes itself to fit that gun, but cools and shrinks enough to eject. He only uses that brass in that revolver and doesn't mix the brass between revolvers.

    He always resize brass for autoloader, and always neck resizes for rifles.

    I resize everything, regardless since it goes through my progressive press.
    "Gun Free Zones" is where only criminals carry guns.

  11. #10
    Distinguished Member Array Fitch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    So. Central PA
    Posts
    1,596
    I resize all my brass, pistol and rifle, each time I fire it, and I run new brass through the resizing die just to make sure it's round.

    I wouldn't load new rifle brass that wasn't resized if for no other reason than to get the neck round.

    I seldom find it necessary to trim pistol brass, but I measure and trim rifle brass as required, especially for my .30-06 and 7mmREM MAG.

    For rifle hunting ammo I use a FL resizing die set up to bump the shoulders 0.001" to 0.002" using Redding competition shell holders.

    I reload all my handgun practice ammo. I buy all my self defense ammo.

    Fitch
    "A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity"Sigmund Freud

  12. #11
    Senior Member
    Array Jeff F's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    South Central Wyoming
    Posts
    635
    I have three rifles that the brass is upwards to $2.00 each. They never see a sizing die after the first sizing. They are way too costly to wear out sizing them and should last for years with an occasional annealing. They are all three single shots and the brass doesn't have any way to get deformed and are a perfect fit for their respective chambers.
    "Those who would give up essential liberties for a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty or safety" -Benjamin Franklin-
    __________________________________
    NRA Endowment Life Member

  13. #12
    Member Array Exsimguy1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Broken Arrow, OK
    Posts
    125
    All,
    I fully agree that in special cases, that some rifle cases don't need resizing, but don't try that technique in most autoloaders, rifle or pistol. I think we have gotten away from the OP question, although this info is useful to most advanced reloaders. Most any revolver load that is above target velocities, would probably not treat you well without resizing, as the brass will typically swell to a particular chamber, and resist entering another without bringing back to spec.

    My experience with Starline brass has been good overall, but needed some chamfering as mouths were thick.

    Terry

  14. #13
    VIP Member
    Array OldVet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    S. Florida, north of the Miami mess, south of the Mouse trap
    Posts
    14,527
    Cleaning and sizing new brass certainly isn't going to harm anything. Go for it. Your mind will be at ease.
    Retired USAF E-8. Avatar is OldVet from days long gone. Oh, to be young again.
    Paranoia strikes deep, into your heart it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid... "For What It's Worth" Buffalo Springfield

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

45 colt brass
,

cleaning new brass

,

do i need to clean new brass

,
do i need to clean new starline brass using for first time
,
do you clean new brass
,

do you need to clean new brass

,

does new brass need to be cleaned

,
necessary resize brass
,
should you clean new rifle brass
,

starline 45 colt brass

,

starline brass 45 colt

,
starline brass resizing
Click on a term to search for related topics.