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Old 10-07-2019, 06:41 AM   #21
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Had a buddy over last week who was looking for powder for .30-06, he cleaned me out of about 9 pounds of odds and sods that I will never use and left me with 8 lbs of Unique, which I will use. Gun show this weekend picked up 5,000 primers some Red Dot to load .45 LC and a couple of thousand .22. Dropped into another friends place and gave him 1,000 6.5mm gas checks, so I should be good for shooting lots of 6.5x55mm next year. Busy week
 
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Old 10-07-2019, 09:19 AM   #22
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easy to say when all you fire is 50 rds. But when you fire 1500 rds, it gets to be a huge pita. What works pretty good for most thing is a sheet of plastic. Raise all four corners, get all the brass into the center of the sheeting, then manipulated the brass to an edge and pour it into the bucket, ready to load a few times. Eventually, 5000 rds need to go into a cement mixer with ground walnut hulls and jeweler's rouge.
I have buckets of .223 and .308 brass, and who knows how many 50 cal cans full of .45, 9mm, and other brass,

I always police my brass after shooting, even when it is in the THOUSANDS of rounds. Last outing, took 5 rifles and friends, We shot about 3k rounds, and policed up afterwards, including brass others had left. We were shooting in the desert.

I almost always found I have brass for guns I don't own... for some reason, someone is shooting a lot of 30-40 Krag where we go to the desert to shoot, because I have a couple hundred rounds of brass for it.
 
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Had a buddy over last week who was looking for powder for .30-06, he cleaned me out of about 9 pounds of odds and sods that I will never use and left me with 8 lbs of Unique, which I will use. Gun show this weekend picked up 5,000 primers some Red Dot to load .45 LC and a couple of thousand .22. Dropped into another friends place and gave him 1,000 6.5mm gas checks, so I should be good for shooting lots of 6.5x55mm next year. Busy week
Red dot seems to be the goto for a lot of people when loading .45 LC
 
 
Old 10-10-2019, 07:14 AM   #24
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Why wait until you have 5,000 pieces of brass until your start cleaning, depriming and belling them? My brass goes into the tumbler as soon as I get back from the range, then they are prepped for storage until my annual 4 months worth of reloading starts after shooting season is over.
 
Old 10-10-2019, 02:44 PM   #25
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Why wait until you have 5,000 pieces of brass until your start cleaning, depriming and belling them? My brass goes into the tumbler as soon as I get back from the range, then they are prepped for storage until my annual 4 months worth of reloading starts after shooting season is over.
Currently, I'm only loading small batches of .223, so I'm lazy on that brass. Keep it though, in case it becomes economical to reload it again in qty.

Hunting ammo or special use ammo is cleaned and prepped fairly promptly.

I tend to do loading in batches any way. I''l clean a bunch of cases, throw em in a container, and then later de-prime and size them.

then eventually I'll prime them.

and later still, I''l throw powder (hand weigh each charge) and seat bullets.

for most plinking and practice, I can buy it cheaper than I can load it.
 
Old 10-10-2019, 05:49 PM   #26
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38spl, 9mm an 45acp are cleaned then ran thru Star presses by the buckets full.
all other calibers are loaded on Lee turrets. Looked at a 1050 Dillon today set up for 223, used but in great shape, all the goodies with it. Lot of money that I don't want to spend.
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