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Old May 8, 2007, 06:24 AM   #1
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Coloring Brass?

So here's the situation,Me and the guys go to the range almost every weekend,.45 is the typical way we start.So six guys blasting away-brass flying everywhere Rule #1 you shoot it -you keep it.How do you color brass so everyone gets what's theirs?
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Old May 8, 2007, 06:51 AM   #2
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I've been know to use a permanent marker to overwrite the markings on the case. buy using different colors and marks you can get an infinite number of different identifiers.
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Old May 8, 2007, 07:02 AM   #3
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Will the marker ink stay on thru a tumbling cycle? It would be handy if it did.
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Old May 8, 2007, 07:29 AM   #4
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Sharpie marker across the headstamp and primer. Some gets transferred to the slide, but cleans super easy, so no biggie.

The color is gone during tumbling.

My reloads are either red or green depending on powder now. Once that's sorted, we'll see on keeping the markings.
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Old May 8, 2007, 08:36 AM   #5
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electro etcher is the answer !!

at the base of my rimless cases i etch a number or letter where the brass is thickest, yes !! it is small but if you make the mark you will recognize it.
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Old May 8, 2007, 09:53 AM   #6
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One other point.... I'm not that anal to get back all of MY brass. I don't care who's it is, cause it all loads the same. So long as I come home with close to the amount I shot, I'm happy.

Unless it's rifle cases, It doesn't much matter, IMO.
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