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Old April 11, 2012, 02:37 AM   #26
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Well, I have officially started sorting out R&P brass for swaging. It could be just the batch I have at the moment, but it's thin and fragile--crunched three cases in a row belling the mouth--all three R&P. Had another one get through and didn't catch it till seating when there was NO resistance on the press arm--it's just begging for a set-back at chambering. Culled that one too. So now I guess I'm doing a rough sort of .40S&W brass till I see otherwise fit to trust R&P again.
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Old April 11, 2012, 02:45 AM   #27
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I shoot mine through Glocks and only sort as to whether it's been cleaned or not, and primed or not. Every case regardless of origin will be inspected for abnormalities and case mouth cracks and culled if necessary.

Well OK, I do keep my nickle plated brass separate just because it is so...well, shiny!
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Old April 11, 2012, 01:46 PM   #28
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I sweep up all kinds of range brass...( I shoot indoors / and floors are concrete - so it bounces all over )...

When I get the brass home ...I sort it by caliber only ( not head stamp ) ...and do a cursory inspection only ...and then dump it into a "dirty tub by caliber".

I keep two 10 gallon rubbermaid tubs - with a lid...for each caliber I load ( they're stackable )/ one tub for dirty .40S&W cases ....and one tub for "cleaned and sorted" .40S&W cases. After I run the dirty cases thru my vibrating cleaner...I carefully inspect them for dents, bulges, etc...and toss out the ones that are suspect...or look old.../ put the rest in the "clean and sorted tub".

When I get ready to load that caliber....I dump 4 or 5 handfuls of clean brass into a box top ...lube it ...let it dry ...and toss it into my casefeeder.

I do the same thing on all 6 handgun calibers I reload ( 9mm, .40S&W, .45 acp, .38 spl, .357 mag and .44 mag..)....so 12 tubs stacked under my workbench../ keeps things relatively tidy ..and semi-organized.
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