Here's a few things I have learned in the last year and a bit since I started reloading. I've done just shy of about 10k rounds, mostly .45ACP with a bit of 9mm thrown in. Nothing here that's really a show stopper, just those little annoyances that I never thought about before starting...
- Did you know Fiocchi makes .45ACP brass with small primer pockets???
- Winchester 9mm primer pockets kinda suck.
- Somebody at your range uses Berdan primed brass, and you will discover this sooner or later.
- 38Super brass goes through the shell sorters exactly like 9mm. (So does .380 if you don't have the separate sorter for that one.)
- If you are picking up .45ACP brass, .40S&W looks exactly like it.
- If you are picking up 9mm brass, .40S&W looks exactly like it.
- If you are picking up .40S&W brass, you will end up with a lot of 9mm and .45ACP.
- The Dillon RL-550B loves to throw spent primers directly into the clean brass hopper.
- Large pistol primers can make an unexpected appearance in a tray of small pistol primers. (This one really surprised the heck out of me! )
Anybody got anything to add?