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The press I am getting sizes and deprimes with the same die. My question is, do I need to remove the old primer prior to cleaning the brass. Thanks for your paitience with these silly questions. Dave
 

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I always tumble my brass before depriming.

If not, one tends to get media stuck in the flash hole. ;)
 

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I clean first and let the primer get pushed out with the little chunks of corn cob {or walnut} that always gets stuck in the primer hole. and I like running clean brass through my sizing die. What are you going to reload for?

the only other comment I have is, your questions are not silly
never stop asking questions
about anything.
 

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Thanks for the help. Azmick I am starting with 38spl, then try some 357 loads. I plan on 45 acp in the future. I have been doing lots of reading over the last month and I figured this is the proper method. It is sure great to have the opportunity to get advice from experienced people. Thanks again. Dave
 

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azmick is right, keep asking questions.. That's how everyone learns.

Besides, you wouldn't believe how many questions I used to ask.. and, still do ask when I run into something I'm not sure about.
 

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Viss' how are you set for brass? starting out with 100, or 500 pieces?
 

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Azmick, I have only one gallon ziplock bag for now, and it is mixed 38spl, 357, 45 acp. wish I would have saved it in the past. I am sure this is enough to get me started, I will be starting very slowly. I have alot of factory ammo on hand. This is a good reason to do some shooting this weekend as the temperature will be mild.
 

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I've done it both ways, and I find it tedious and very annoying to have to poke walnut shell media out of primer holes. But, if you don't do it, you'll get a misfire. So, clean first, then deprime, and the problem never appears.
 

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OK, here's a question............

I've noticed over the past couple of years that my media has become insanely dusty. I've got a fairly large tumbler from Dillon (I can get about 500 cases tumbled in one go), and there's a pool of dust around the thing a quarter inch thick afterwards.

Like I've said before, I've been using the same media for well over 8 years, but was wondering if there was any way to "wash" it.

'Course I could just buy new stuff as the grains are about as small as Winchester 231 ball powder now. :lol:
 

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c pierce said:
Parson45 I get my walnut shells from harbor freight, In a fine grit. That eliminates the flash hole problem. :)
Good tip. I'll check with them.
 
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