sorting by headstamp

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  1. laserdoc

    laserdoc New Member

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    How many sort head stamps from once fired brass 9mm ? If you do ,does it make a difference that you have seen
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  2. steve4102

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    Always for Bolt action rifle.

    Always for long range target ammo in Semi-auto Rifles.

    Never in Semi-auto rifle for blasting, plinking and SHTF.

    Never for Semi-auto pistol.
  3. oldgunfan

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    I keep my starline brass for 9mm and 45acp separate from others. and I keep the stuff like P.M.C and selllier & bellot other cheep stuff out of the win,rem, fed brass. whether it makes a difference or not I don't know but it makes me feel better.
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    Yep for rifle, Norma goes in the #1 box then Starline, Winchester, Federal, RP in that order, S&B goes in the junk box.
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    Sort all brass by headstamp. I get better OAL and believe I get more consistent finished rounds.
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    I do pretty much the same as above. For the pistols I sort out the Starline that I bought new, but everything else just gets lumped together.
  7. gdmoody

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    I sort nothing! Just load them and shoot them.
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    i got in the habit of sorting all my brass when i was shooting compt.. diff manf have diff case thickness,,, (can be checked by water capacity) and diff web dimensions.. for plinking will not make a diff unless you are pushing max loads,, then can cause over presures if set up in a larger internal dimension and load the same powder in a smaller case,, my good stuff i still sort ,, all the plinking stuff is usually mixed,, and hard to tell the diff..
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    I do not sort any of my cases except for the large and small primers in .45 ACP. 9mm, I just load and shoot.
  10. laserdoc

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    As far as sorting. I'm glad I did sort. I found two Hornady makarov cases. About a dozen hornady 9mm cases. Mostly Speer,WIN and FC and one 40 SW case. Is FC federal??
    I did find some that I never have seen before

    A few of these>> *-* it is a star then a dash then a star ?
    some >> R*P
    some WCC
    and some fioccri
    PMP
    Would you reload all of these or just the ones in the first paragraph
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    Think of is as a *(star) the a "line", = StarLine , good stuff.
  12. laserdoc

    laserdoc New Member

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    Hell I only got about 4 of those in my mix!! :(
  13. 22WRF

    22WRF Well-Known Member

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    It is
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    only thing I sort brass for is to set the hornady aside.... I still use it.. I am just real carefull when I deprime it...
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    something bad about Hornady brass?
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