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Old May 31, 2013, 09:01 PM   #1
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Primer Pocket

I currently tumble, deprime, then sonic clean my pistol brass.

I tumbled first so I wasn't grinding field dirt through my progressive. Then I sonic cleaned to clean the primer pockets.

Not talking about rifle but is it worth cleaning pistol primer pockets?
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Old May 31, 2013, 09:41 PM   #2
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Re: Primer Pocket

Meh. Unless yer having primers seat too high I'd skip it.
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Old May 31, 2013, 11:00 PM   #3
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^^^^ What he said.
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Old May 31, 2013, 11:27 PM   #4
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What I figured. Looking for a compelling reason to do continue one but screw it. Too much work. Will save the primer pocket cleaning for my rifle rounds.
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Old June 1, 2013, 12:21 AM   #5
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I have a similar process, tumbling, then depriming, then wet tumbling. One reason, other than OCD, is that the deprimed brass drains and dries better. I dry it all in a food dehydrator, so it might not even matter, but it's a habit I developed when I was just air drying.
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Old June 1, 2013, 11:22 AM   #6
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Overscore,

Do you make jerky at the same time?
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Old June 1, 2013, 11:45 AM   #7
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I deprime with a lee depriming die, the wet tumble with stainless steel pins. Cases are clean inside and out, including the pocket, and ready for reload.
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Old June 1, 2013, 01:59 PM   #8
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I always clean the primer pockets as I tumble and when I don't use the sonic cleaner....Why? to ensure no cobb is lefts in the hole and I when I load for my long range rounds now it could just be my habit but it suits me.
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Old June 1, 2013, 02:24 PM   #9
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Deprime, wet tumble with the stainless pins and everything is clean.

Back in the dry media day, I would deprime, tumble, inspect and use the Lee primer pocket cleaning tool if the pockets were in need.
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Old June 1, 2013, 03:36 PM   #10
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I deprime with a lee depriming die, the wet tumble with stainless steel pins. Cases are clean inside and out, including the pocket, and ready for reload.
Yep, wet tumble w/SS pins after depriming and you're done. Super clean primer pockets.
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