I found a reloading trick to save time

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by Deacon_Man, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. Deacon_Man

    Deacon_Man Active Member

    Feb 23, 2010
    Weatherford Texas
    I found if I chuck my primer pocket tool into my drill press I can clean out the pockets a whole lot faster. Do any of you use this method to clean the pockets out?
    I am really enjoying reloading. I took the sixty rounds i fired at the range Friday and another forty new brass and loaded up 100 rounds this morning. I'm ready for the range again.
    I have found once I got all my dies set I can really move along. I bought the Lee twist locks to install the dies really fast, never have to adjust any thing. Just check the first rounds with my calipers and keep on rolling. The digital powder scales works great to keep my charge accurate.
    Thanks to all of you for all the advice you have given me.

  2. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2012
    That is great that you are enjoying reloading. For me it is a great mental release. When I go out in my garage and turn the radio on and start messing with stuff I tend to relax and it's just good therapy. As for the drill press they are great for cleaning and trimming brass.


  3. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    yep. that one comes at ya pretty quick after youve cleaned a few hundred primer pockets and have raw fingers from it.
  4. res45

    res45 Member

    Sep 21, 2007
    I use a cordless drill when doing lots of cases,I use it for case trimming,primer pocket cleaning as well as removing military primer pocket crimps. I keep two 12 volt Black and Decker drills charged up all the time.
  5. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    I need to go cordless.
  6. Appliancedude

    Appliancedude Well-Known Member

    yep, and use a strip of duct tape to hold the trigger at just the right speed, set it on a table and have 2 hands free
  7. gandog56

    gandog56 Member

    May 9, 2008
    Mobile AL.
    Yep, figured this one out with a cordless and about 20 years ago. I'm not real sure there are many "new" reloading tricks out there.
  8. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2009
    you go deacon
  9. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2012
    i may have to try that. I just started using a drill to run my rcbs trimmer!
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