another brass prep marathon
sat down last night with a bag or two of 30-06 brass. 100 brass was older 1 use match shells. old but stored in plastic. they were dark, but cleaned up nice after hous in the vibro tumbler. about another 100 shells were mixed headstamps.. some relaoded more than once.. and some WAY out of sammi COL specs.. last baggy was about 50 brass that i believe were milsurp.. perhaps greek.. had headstamps i don't recognize and crimped primers.
( boxer primed though! )
anyway.. had already deprimed and resized some of it.. only had to do about 150 deprime and resize last night.. the previous 2 nights i had trimme dup about 100 rounds. I got smart and chucked my power drill up to my rcbs trimmer.. so now trimming is not too bad. zip-zip and a tap on the drill to slide her out. so i got a bucket of about 200-250 brass that is deprimed, sized and trimmed. i segregates the 50 crimped primer brass and reamed out the crimp and uniformed the primer pocket. the remaining 200-250 still needs to have the primer pocket cleaned, except I did do a quick run and did a bag of 50 that i cleaned the primer pocket on and went ahead and primed up , bagged and labeled. ( as you recall, this summer while work is slow and lots of rain I want to go thru and process all my empty brass and get it deprimed, trimeed, sized, cleaned and primer pockets cleaned, and then get 50 rounds primed and bag it all.. that way i'm good to go when i need to relaod. i'll have 50 shells ready to charge immediatly.. and the rest when needed..
so tonight, I get to debur and primer pocket clean about 200-250 shells and then I'll be done with 30-06. i did my 30-30 last week.. ugh!