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Poll- do you clean primer pockets?

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

  1. UltimateReloader

    UltimateReloader

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  2. freakshow10mm

    freakshow10mm 10mm Advocate

    Depends.

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

    Commercial ammunition: Always.
     

  3. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    Pistol? No.

    Rifle? Yes.
     
  4. steve4102

    steve4102

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

    El_Ron1 AAAAAAAAGHHH!!!

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  6. skeeter7

    skeeter7 Brass Vulture

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  7. sig357fan

    sig357fan

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

    sig357fan
     
  8. ZekerMan

    ZekerMan ZekerMan

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

    Uncle Don Wood butcher

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    Yes on rifle, no on handgun
     
  10. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 Grumpy Old Guy Silver Member

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    No but I have never seen one of mine as dirty as the one on the left.
     
  11. pistol no, rifle sometimes.
     
  12. rewster

    rewster Silver Member

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

    Kentucky Shooter NRA Life Member

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    This for me as well.
     
  14. Not usually. Unless I'm having a hard time seating a primer.
     
  15. unclebob

    unclebob

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    Hunting rifle yes, Plinking rifle no.
    Pistol No.
     
  16. rpgman

    rpgman SCGLOCK

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    pistol no

    have not starting loading for rifle yet, but I will once I start.
    Greg
     
  17. ColoCG

    ColoCG

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    Rifle=Yes

    Pistol= No
     
  18. Gunnut 45/454

    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:
     
  19. Beanie-Bean

    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.