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Poll- do you clean primer pockets?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by UltimateReloader, Oct 20, 2011.


  1. UltimateReloader

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  2. freakshow10mm

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    Depends.

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

    Commercial ammunition: Always.
     

  3. Zombie Steve

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  4. steve4102

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    Rifle yes clean and uniform. Pistol, never.
     
  5. El_Ron1

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    deprime before tumbling, if that qualifies as cleaning primer pockets, then yes on all brass.

    sig357fan
     
  8. ZekerMan

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    Rifle yes....pistol no
     
  9. Uncle Don

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    Yes on rifle, no on handgun
     
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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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    pistol no, rifle sometimes.
     
  13. rewster

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    Used to clean um all ! Now I don't !!
     
  14. Kentucky Shooter

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    This for me as well.
     
  15. DoctaGlockta

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    Not usually. Unless I'm having a hard time seating a primer.
     
  16. unclebob

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    have not starting loading for rifle yet, but I will once I start.
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  19. Gunnut 45/454

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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!:supergrin:
     
  20. Beanie-Bean

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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.