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    Dang, Bosco! Media, hot water, Windex, alcohol? I just want to reload, not conduct surgery with a sharpend casing. That's the most extensive cleaning procedure I've ever heard of.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Dang, Bosco! Media, hot water, Windex, alcohol? I just want to reload, not conduct surgery with a sharpend casing. That's the most extensive cleaning procedure I've ever heard of.


    Occasionally, if I pick up brass from the outdoor range that's been lying in dirt, I will wash with dishwasher detergent and hot water in a large Tide bottle. After drying, I then put it through the tumbler. I figure no sense mucking up the media with all the dirt.

    If you are a benchrest shooter, I can see using pristine new or once fired brass. However, for my range work (and hunting too), I see no reason not to use range brass. Of course, I visually inspect both before and after cleaning and throw away any questionable brass.

    Brass can be reloaded a minimum of 8-10 times. I do know I've loaded some of my .44 upwards of 20 times, and it still looks fine. I can't comment on rifle cartridges, since I don't reload there. The necked cartridges may have different tolerances than the straight-walled ones, and maybe can be reloaded less times.

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    OLDVET, I see you are reloading 3006. I'm getting ready to start. What powder are you using and getting exceptional accuracy out of your 700?

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    ok my Lee Safety Prime Small and Large came in has anyone used this with lee turrent? also got the riser.Also got midwayusa 10 off code for 50 dollar purchase code #50129.
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    I haven't used the turrent press before. Mine is the Loadmaster. Go on their web site, they have some very helpful set up videos.

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    [QUOTE=alnitak;1392854]

    Occasionally, if I pick up brass from the outdoor range that's been lying in dirt, I will wash with dishwasher detergent and hot water in a large Tide bottle. After drying, I then put it through the tumbler. I figure no sense mucking up the media with all the dirt.

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    Now there's a good idea for really "dirty" brass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Dang, Bosco! Media, hot water, Windex, alcohol? I just want to reload, not conduct surgery with a sharpend casing. That's the most extensive cleaning procedure I've ever heard of.
    Five minutes added to the total time spent preparing 500 cases for reloading is no problem to me and I like the finished product. It is just one more little step in the whole process for me.

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    can copper plated rounds be loaded with jacketed specs?

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    Check out the Berry's site. I believe they recommend using the lead bullet specifications, not jacketed bullets.

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