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Brass sorter ?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Shadyscott69, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. Shadyscott69

    Shadyscott69

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    Does anyone actually use one of these? Do they work? I am sick of sorting brass.

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  2. fredj338

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    I hand sorted for years, these things work pretty well, but are over priced. Still, a handy item for the brass scroungers. I like mine.
     
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    sellersm disciplinare

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    Kids. That brass sorter would be cheaper however. :whistling:
     
  4. Shadyscott69

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    That is what I was thinking. I swear I could make these in minutes if someone would be so willing measure the slot sizes and post them. :whistling:
     
  5. Shadyscott69

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    I have two prima donna daughters. Not gonna happen. :supergrin:
     
  6. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    I don't own any of those pans, but I've seen them used by several folks. They work great. Sure, you'll still get some 9mm stuck in .45 cases, but they're easy to see after the first few shakes of the pans.
     
  7. unclebob

    unclebob DFC, MSM, 13 Air Medals.

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    Been using them for a couple of years now. Yes they would be easy to make if you had a milling machine. I don’t care for the .380 metal insert. Wish I had them a long time ago. A good magnet also works great for getting rid of the steel cases first. Just wish the magnet would also pick up the aluminum cases along with the steel.
     
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    You would need to make the slots perfectly. Otherwise it won't work right. They seem expensive but unless you have a big press to form something into a pan and then cut the slots. A 5 gallon bucket does not have great rigidity and does not cut clean. I have one I cut some slots in to sift out tumbling media.

    Basically, it's a simple product that works and is well made. It should be cheaper but due to limited volume it cost more.
     
  9. kostnerave

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    Have used them for years and they save time and wish I'd had them sooner. Once tried to make my own with only a little success, spend the money and save the time for reloading.:wavey:
     
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    Thanks guys. I have already made two since I last posted. I don't have a lot of brass here at work, but they seem to work perfect. I actuall made them out MDF and dadoed the hols down to the 1/64" :supergrin:
     
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    I have a set, they work great. Makes the sorting go by much faster. My kids are still too young to have sort so I'm stuck doing it myself.
     
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    Yup, they work as advertised. As zombie Steve stated, you still get some turducken rounds in there, but they stick out much better.

    Price was a little high, the time saved is well worth the cost. I've also tried to bring calibers than won't clash when I go to the range. For example, i won't shoot .40 and .357 SIG on the same outing, that way there will always be one caliber in each tray.

    So, .45 ACP, .40 S&W, and 9X19 one trip, .45 GAP, .357 SIG, and .380 on another trip.
     
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    I normally "borrow" a set if I'm doing more that one 5 gallon bucket of brass- makes life a whole lot easier and saves a lot of time.
     
  14. PCJim

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    I finally picked up a set three or four months ago, along with the 380 insert. They work pretty well in sorting out the different calibers, including 38/357 (catches on the rim and hangs thru) and 223. They work best if not overloaded. Wear ear protection, as they make a lot of noise. I have found that even after using the 380 insert, I'm finding 380 brass in with the 9mm.
     
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    I use them, they save a lot of time but they wont separate 380 out of 9mm, as these two cases are too similar in size. That said, they save a TON of time
     
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    1/2" hardware cloth will strain the 45 from 9mm and 40 cases, making them easier to sort.
     
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    I just don't have the access to the stuff that Morris has. That sorter that he built is similar to one used at a commercial reloading shop in the state. VERY simple operation - feed the cases one by one onto turning rollers that spread apart at a slight angle, enough that the various calibers fall thru at specific points. WELL DONE, MORRIS!