Deprime before or after cleaning
Is there any difference in reloaded cartridges if the case is deprimed before or after cleaning? The difference would be in the primer pocket and flash hole. So I decided to try both ways. Below is a picture of the difference. The cases deprimed before cleaning are the top row - the bottom row are cases that were deprimed after cleaning. There is a very noticeable difference.
Not sure if the improved cleanliness makes any difference in the finished cartridge, but I don't like any variation in the reloading process. So I will deprime all cases before cleaning.