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#1 KellyB

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 06:50 AM

I’m still new to reloading & trying to make sure I’m not missing something since I do not pick up & process brass...yet.

Looking at buying some 9 mm once fired brass online. It says it’s “cleaned and sorted but otherwise unprocessed”. Other than needing the old primer removed, what could the brass need?

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 07:29 AM

Further processing would include de-priming and resizing. You will pay more for each phase of processing. Will behoove you to invest in processing equipment and buy unprocessed brass in long term
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Posted 17 July 2018 - 08:09 AM

I’m still new to reloading & trying to make sure I’m not missing something since I do not pick up & process brass...yet.

Looking at buying some 9 mm once fired brass online. It says it’s “cleaned and sorted but otherwise unprocessed”. Other than needing the old primer removed, what could the brass need?

It just means it's not sized & deprimed yet. Just throw it in the hopper & start cranking. Your 650 will do everything that needs to be done.

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 08:49 AM

Going to live fire practice? Always have a tarp, especially helps picking up brass from the gravel :)



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Posted 17 July 2018 - 12:15 PM

Thanks! Fantastic info! I couldn’t figure out what needed to happen before throwing in the bucket to make more.

After looking more closely, the first die on the reloader says resizer in the tiniest print. That’s the same spot that de-priming happens. It’s also the same die where I learned about a “Jesus” clamp, see pic. That’s what the guys at the gun shop called it when we figured out what I needed when the reloader broke last week.

I agree on getting the equipment to start picking up/processing my own brass.

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 08:35 AM

Check out Ace hardware or Hone Depot and get some 1/4” stainless e-clip retaining rings.

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 10:45 AM

Check out Ace hardware or Hone Depot and get some 1/4” stainless e-clip retaining rings.

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 05:40 PM

... where I learned about a “Jesus” clamp... That’s what the guys at the gun shop called it when we figured out what I needed when the reloader broke last week.

 

It looks like as a "Mickey Mouse" clamp based on the above picture. What do people do to transfigure a Mickey?



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Posted 18 July 2018 - 06:40 PM

It looks like as a "Mickey Mouse" clamp based on the above picture. What do people do to transfigure a Mickey?


I was told it was called a Jesus clip because when it snaps off either by breakage or in the process of trying to put it on, it is “Oh Jesus where did that clip fly off too.” Lol

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 06:55 PM

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 07:00 PM

It can’t be a Jesus clip because Jesus never fails. Must be an e clip.

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 07:47 PM

It can’t be a Jesus clip because Jesus never fails. Must be an e clip.

Maybe we rename it an Obama clip!

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 12:21 PM

It just means it's not sized & deprimed yet. Just throw it in the hopper & start cranking.

 

I assume brass cleaning/sorting people will not CG or check brass for the defects. Is there a quick way to do something on my end to weed out bad cases before throwing them into the hopper? Asking kids to visually inspect each case does not work. I'm trying to reduce amount of thrown away powder and primers after CG stage.



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Posted 19 July 2018 - 01:11 PM

I assume brass cleaning/sorting people will not CG or check brass for the defects. Is there a quick way to do something on my end to weed out bad cases before throwing them into the hopper? Asking kids to visually inspect each case does not work. I'm trying to reduce amount of thrown away powder and primers after CG stage.

It just means it's not sized & deprimed yet. Just throw it in the hopper & start cranking.

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 05:09 PM

Be careful of the berdan primed cases.
I've snapped a couple depriming pins on accident when I've been on a roll and they slipped through.

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 06:09 PM

Be careful of the berdan primed cases.

 

TulAmmo's steel cases? Does anybody make them in brass/nickel?



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Posted 19 July 2018 - 07:38 PM

I don't remember the brand, but I did have 1 berdan primed brass case last week. It blew my mind.

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 08:57 PM

Never heard of berdan primer brass.
Looked it up & will watch for it.
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Posted 20 July 2018 - 07:08 AM

Never heard of berdan primer brass.
Looked it up & will watch for it.
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Berdan primed cases are usually used with surplus steel case ammo like wolf

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 09:17 AM

I usually lay it out on a towel and run my media separator magnet over it before I dump it in the case feeder. Only takes a few seconds and will weed out those steel cases.

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