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Old 10-19-2011, 22:13   #1
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Poll- do you clean primer pockets?

I'm running a poll to continue the endless debate on whether or not cleaning primer pockets is worthwhile... Feel free to participate if you want.

http://ultimatereloader.com/2011/10/...rimer-pockets/
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Old 10-19-2011, 23:07   #2
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Depends.

Personal ammunition: Unless it's for a match where I could win money, hell no.

Commercial ammunition: Always.
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Old 10-19-2011, 23:24   #3
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Pistol? No.

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Old 10-20-2011, 00:04   #4
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Rifle yes clean and uniform. Pistol, never.
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Old 10-20-2011, 00:33   #5
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Nyet.
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:35   #6
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Old 10-20-2011, 02:12   #7
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deprime before tumbling, if that qualifies as cleaning primer pockets, then yes on all brass.

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Old 10-20-2011, 03:03   #8
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Rifle yes....pistol no
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Old 10-20-2011, 04:39   #9
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Yes on rifle, no on handgun
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Old 10-20-2011, 04:49   #10
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No but I have never seen one of mine as dirty as the one on the left.
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Old 10-20-2011, 04:53   #11
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Old 10-20-2011, 05:07   #12
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pistol no, rifle sometimes.
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Old 10-20-2011, 05:25   #13
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Used to clean um all ! Now I don't !!
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Old 10-20-2011, 05:33   #14
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Pistol? No.

Rifle? Yes.

This for me as well.
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Old 10-20-2011, 07:12   #15
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Not usually. Unless I'm having a hard time seating a primer.
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Old 10-20-2011, 07:27   #16
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Hunting rifle yes, Plinking rifle no.
Pistol No.
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:16   #17
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pistol no

have not starting loading for rifle yet, but I will once I start.
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:43   #18
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:50   #19
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Yes to both! I'm not a high volume reloader usually 20 to 50 rounds per loading period so I clean all pockets! Is it a PITA yes, but it does mkes for better rounds. Never had a dud round because of it!
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:52   #20
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.45 ACP = yes, because of the different primer sizes that have been showing up in my brass.

I use a large primer pocket cleaner to catch the SPP cases, because they really all look the same after a while, especially during sorting just after tumbling.
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