sorting by headstamp

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by laserdoc, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. laserdoc

    laserdoc New Member

    Feb 1, 2013
    How many sort head stamps from once fired brass 9mm ? If you do ,does it make a difference that you have seen
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2013
  2. steve4102

    steve4102 Former Guest

    Jan 27, 2006

    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

    oldgunfan Member

    Sep 12, 2006
    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.
  4. 22WRF

    22WRF Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2004
    Yep for rifle, Norma goes in the #1 box then Starline, Winchester, Federal, RP in that order, S&B goes in the junk box.
  5. American Leader

    American Leader Well-Known Member

    Mar 1, 2011
    Sort all brass by headstamp. I get better OAL and believe I get more consistent finished rounds.
  6. Munch

    Munch Member

    May 31, 2011
    Ellenton, FL
    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

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    I sort nothing! Just load them and shoot them.
  8. oldfartrr

    oldfartrr Active Member

    Jun 30, 2012
    northern calif
    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..
  9. DixieLandMan

    DixieLandMan Member

    Oct 18, 2011
    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

    laserdoc New Member

    Feb 1, 2013
    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
    Would you reload all of these or just the ones in the first paragraph
  11. steve4102

    steve4102 Former Guest

    Jan 27, 2006
    Think of is as a *(star) the a "line", = StarLine , good stuff.
  12. laserdoc

    laserdoc New Member

    Feb 1, 2013
    Hell I only got about 4 of those in my mix!! :(
  13. 22WRF

    22WRF Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2004
    It is
  14. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2012
    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...
  15. 68c15

    68c15 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2011
    something bad about Hornady brass?
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