Brass prep and storage

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Re: Brass prep and storage

Post by on_one_wheel » 27 Mar 2017, 8:15 pm

I've got a heap of cleaned, sized and primed brass sitting in boxes ready to go.
I can't see a problem with it.
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Re: Brass prep and storage

Post by Oldbloke » 27 Mar 2017, 8:42 pm

Clean as you go.
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Re: Brass prep and storage

Post by brett1868 » 28 Mar 2017, 11:24 am

Oldbloke wrote:Clean as you go.


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Re: Brass prep and storage

Post by superdave » 28 Mar 2017, 11:59 am

on_one_wheel wrote:I've got a heap of cleaned, sized and primed brass sitting in boxes ready to go.
I can't see a problem with it.


Yeah me too. To me getting rounds done to this point makes sense. In another loading system it might not. My reasoning is that provided you know what you're doing,and can pick up on faults easily, brass prep up to this point can be done without a high level of concentration.

My life has been characterised in the last few years by frequent interruptions, mental overload, and days where I just plain feel unwell and tired. So I have learned to break down the prep process into small steps that are easy and also include notes to my self in each container of brass as to exactly what has been done, ie whether brass has been sized, trimmed, run through a case gauge or not.

To me the stage where the brass has been cleaned/deprimed/sized/lube cleaned off/checked in case gauge and primed is the logical point to store it, as it means that it only remains to fill/seat/crimp/count and write up the load in my book for that caliber. this I save for days when I know my concentration is 100%.

As long as primed rounds are in an airtight container and stored away from heat, I don't forsee a problem. That said,I live in a cooler climate and am not aware of any rules that require primed cases to be locked away.
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Re: Brass prep and storage

Post by fredhamish » 28 Mar 2017, 5:29 pm

I get back from shooting, put away gear, strip and clean firearms then sit down and reload it all for next time as i never know when i'll be able to head out for a few shots
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Re: Brass prep and storage

Post by wanneroo » 30 Mar 2017, 12:15 pm

I keep brass prep and loading a separate deal. I use clear plastic containers that peanuts and pretzels come in and use those to store primed brass.
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