Re: Deprime before or after cleaning
I clean before I size and deprime. I want to protect the die from what ever dirt that would be on an uncleaned case. Yea, my primer pockets are dirty and I just leave them that way unless I am loading up something special and then I will take a primer pocket cleaner to them. I use corn cob media most of the time and with an empty primer pocket I occasionally would get some media stuck in the primer pocket so I went to cleaning before sizing/depriming a long time ago. I don't know that I have ever had a problem with firing reloads that had those normal dirty primer pockets. The bulk of my reloads are for casual range plinking. Your brass is cleaner than mine ever was. Is mine good enough? I think so. But heck this is a hobby so do your thing your way.
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