I indirectly said it, but could have been clearer. Sorry.Kosh, You have not said if you have successfully reloaded any of the brass in question, only that you have been cleaning/prepping the brass.
NORTHERMAVRICK: I believe you've misunderstood what I said about prepping three cases, thus:MY motivation for cleaning the primer pockets is to get them spotless with new (to me) pick-up brass, before I use them the first time, to minimize primer pocket "crud" build-up.
NO, I said that in the time it takes to READ the procedure I delineated, I can generally have 3 cases prepped, thus:You were saying that your method works quite well with 3 cases. Well and good. There is not much shooting involved, but it is fun! Try it with 200-300 cases. NOW you can get a chance to test a bit for accuracy! You get to shoot a few groups to compare...OR...you get to find out what your "meat chopper" will really do!
[QUOTE="Kosh75287, member:45428]Brass prep:
1.) washed/agitated in hot (~180F) Dawn dishwashing soap/Water/food-grade disodium tartrate solution.
2.) Rinsed in tap water twice.
3.) Immersed in 91% isopropanol or 95%+ acetone.
4.) Allowed to air dry.
5.) Dark brass is chucked on a spinner and polished (lightly) with #0000 steel wool.
6.) Primer pockets are cleaned with a primer pocket cleaner (NOT reamer) of some description (Lee, Lyman, Dewey, RCBS), in this case, Lee.
7.) Brass is unchucked and sorted appropriately.
It sounds like a lot, but it takes longer to read through the procedure than to prep 3 cases, thusly.
Except for this round and my 8x57 Mauser, I tend to load in lot sizes of 50 to 200.