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Offline CCP

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Sunday at the reloading bench
« on: May 08, 2012, 07:52:14 PM »
Loaded up a few rounds Sunday and for some reason took a few pictures while doing it. I was reading Jim’s post under “Very tight bolt cycling” and it turned into some reloading stuff and thought I would use the pictures to make a post on some of the things I do when reloading.

Here is my reloading bench and Ed and Reggie will testify it is really that cluttered.
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First thing starting out someone needs good references and here are a few of my most used loading books.
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Here are the tools most used and used during this loading.

 Flash hole cleaner, brass cleaning brush, Inside outside case mouth deburer, Pocket primer deburer cleaner,OAL case trimmer
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Lee hand primer
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Scale and powder trickler
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Case trimmer and neck turner
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Case lube
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Loading trays
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Lee powder measure.
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First I separate all my brass by head stamp.
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Take one lot and spray with One shot lube
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Run through sizing die
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Deburr and clean primer pocket
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Flash hole cleaner
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Flash hole cleaned
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Clean inside of case
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Trim case to length
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Deburr inside and outside of case mouth
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Now I weigh each case and separate into lots of equal weights
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Have primers for this load I have developed
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Priming with Lee hand primer and from press
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Check primer from face and side view
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Now ready for powder.
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Now that powder is in case and ready for loading I visually check from above all cases are loaded.
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Bullet ready to be pushed into casing
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Bullet loaded into case and then checked with caliper for proper depth
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Factory crimp die
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Bullets crimped in
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All finished with this lot and ready to be labled and boxed for future fun.
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Re: Sunday at the reloading bench
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2012, 08:46:21 PM »
Now that is awesome Richard. You need to put that up for someone interested in getting into reloading, but has no idea where to start or what to do. Very Nice!!!  :highclap:
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Re: Sunday at the reloading bench
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2012, 08:55:53 PM »
Looks just like my process except most of the time I dont clean inside my casings.
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Re: Sunday at the reloading bench
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2012, 09:37:49 PM »
 You got an ant on your table that followed me through it all.  :doh2:
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Re: Sunday at the reloading bench
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2012, 07:35:31 AM »
Richard, Have you considered using A Sonic cleaner for the Brass, I bought one several months ago and very impressed with how well it cleans the inside of the Brass, I will post some pictures of an experiment I run on some very dirty Brass a couple of weeks ago. CC

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Re: Sunday at the reloading bench
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2012, 09:47:42 AM »
Here are some pictures I made of .223 Brass that I was experimenting with to check out the Sonic Cleaner and then Tumbling as the outside of the Brass was clean but not real shiny but again this was super dirty Brass, No hand cleaning or brushing was done.

This was how the Brass looked before Cleaning
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This was after Sonic Cleaning and Tumbling
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I did run the Sonic cleaner and Tumbler longer than normal on this Brass, I have seen where some guys have achieved bright shiney with just the Sonic Cleaner but so far all that I have cleaned I tumbled. My main purpose was to clean the ID and primer pocket with the Sonic  and as you can see it does a very good job. CC

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Re: Sunday at the reloading bench
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2012, 09:00:37 PM »
Carl, you got a website for Sonic...I couldnt find anything but reviews and conversations.
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Re: Sunday at the reloading bench
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2012, 09:06:10 PM »
Looks like it does a Dandy Job!!
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Re: Sunday at the reloading bench
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2012, 06:46:46 AM »
This is the link for Sonic cleaning that I used, I bought my UltraSonic machine from Harbor Freight for less than $50.00, can't remember exactly what I paid  but they put them on sale from time to time. cc


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Re: Sunday at the reloading bench
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2012, 04:50:32 PM »
Last weekend CCP took pictures of his process.  Now this weekend will be spent actually reloading.   :wink:   Nice show.

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Re: Sunday at the reloading bench
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2012, 07:53:20 PM »
Thanks Carl
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