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Old February 1, 2012, 10:09 PM   #76
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ok guys, I'm sorry, but...

removing military crimps from brass just stinks. It's cumbersome, mind numbing, and time consuming. It makes my fingers hurt. I can't do it without a few beers. It's just one of those jobs that I put off time and again... i'll be more responsible for all the other steps...but tonight, not as much!
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Old February 1, 2012, 11:31 PM   #77
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Today's my birthday, I got some new 32Spl brass from Midway. Two fingers of a fine single malt Scotch was waiting for me...as soon as I dumped the resized cases in the cleaner.
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Old February 5, 2012, 06:06 PM   #78
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I conducted a test.

Spent the last several hours sucking down a bunch of beers and processing brass that I picked up at the range the past few weeks. I didn't miss a beat on any of the process steps ... decap... wash ... tumble ... resize ... sort ... bag ... etc.

I processed more than 600 pieces of brass and drank 15 beers! No problems but I did pee a lot. I can still think and type coherently and I still have the control to refrain from telling the idiots that call me an alchy where to stick it. Now on to the Super Bowl ... mIght have to make a beer run ... kinda short on supply.
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Old February 5, 2012, 06:17 PM   #79
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No problems but I did pee a lot. I can still think and type coherently and I still have the control to refrain from telling the idiots that call me an alchy where to stick it.
Hehe, must have been O'Doul's or something... you're way too coherent!
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Old February 5, 2012, 06:39 PM   #80
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I have more distraction problems from my wifes wardrobe than from a beer or 6 while prepping cases.
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Old February 5, 2012, 06:54 PM   #81
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As long as he is not pouring powder I don't see a problem with a adult soda while doing them tasks.

I hate all the prep work. That is why I am teaching my kids all about case prep.
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Old February 5, 2012, 07:08 PM   #82
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Old February 5, 2012, 08:10 PM   #83
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[drank 15 beers!]

Really something to be proud of.
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Old February 5, 2012, 08:21 PM   #84
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So many things i could say about the above, but why stoop to the same level? I guess Ill just stick with an eye roll or 3...
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Old February 5, 2012, 09:04 PM   #85
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Had all day and nothing else to do. If you want to criticize go ahead but I am tired of all the BS about not being able to drink a drink and perform any minor human functon. If you want an argument and a fight I'm up to the challenge. Any more snide comments?
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Old February 5, 2012, 09:20 PM   #86
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Roll eyes and tuck tail. Good combination.
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Old February 5, 2012, 10:10 PM   #87
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It's all a matter of perspective.

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Old February 6, 2012, 12:03 AM   #88
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Roll eyes and tuck tail. Good combination.
I hope that wasnt directed toward me.....
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Old February 6, 2012, 01:25 AM   #89
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I was thinking about this thread when I came in with some BP-fired cases a few hours ago. I had some good Scotch waiting for me after I de-capped the cases and got them soaking in hot soapy water.
Case prep is mind-numbing drudgery. I don't have a problem with folks that can do it with an adult beverage nearby, in fact I'm a bit envious. Lead ingestion is an issue, but we've already touched on that.
As mentioned above case prep involves many inspection opportunities. Any hunting round I load will be counted on to cleanly kill game, sight in my rifle or aid in load development. I don't load many plinker loads and wouldn't spend a lot of time on case prep if I did.
I think this is a thread about knowing one's limits or recognizing priorities. I was told years ago that alcohol and gunpowder don't mix. For me, it was true then, true now. KISS applies here, when I'm done pulling the lever I can indulge in an adult beverage, if I want. I drink the good stuff; it's worth waiting for.
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Old February 6, 2012, 11:14 AM   #90
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Well I'm not much of a drinker. Normally during the six months of cooler weather I don't drink any beer. During the warm and hot months I'll have a beer now and then. I only drink beer, nothing stronger. I don't drink while at the reloading bench or before but I do like to have a couple of beers while casting. I don't see anything wrong with him having a couple of beers while doing case prep if that's what he wants to do.
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Old February 6, 2012, 11:28 AM   #91
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To each his own, you are able to choose your own "rules of engagement", let me choose mine.
I'll have a beer or two sometimes when I'm in the reloading room, and sometimes not.
That's my choice.
This thread is like a political debate, no matter your opinion or thoughts you are wrong to someone.
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Old February 6, 2012, 02:53 PM   #92
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Cornbush,

I think you're right on the last point. I expect this thread has run its course, so I'm going to close it before contentious feelings get out of hand.
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