I just started relaoding, I am curently loading 9mm and 223rem. I am using the current Lyman manual and started with the min sugested loads. I am loading Unique and Varget (respectivly) and my first trip to the range with my loads will be Sat. The first question is this. When working up a load what incriments are recomended? How much more powder do you add before you notice a difference. I don't have a chrono yet so it will all be based on feel and function. I would like to get the velocity on my 223 up as long as accuracy does not suffer. I am not looking for a recomended load (I am looking forward to figuring that out on my own) I am just looking to know how to go about the work up. Second question - Brass Cleaning. A friend helped me get set up but never mentioned anything about cleaning the brass. I am gonna guess that I will need to invest in a tumbler and separator sometime in the near future. Is it ok to reload without cleaning? What is a good product to buy for cleaning (YES money is an issue, I have sold of one hobby to pay for my journey into reloading). Any and all info you can send my way would be great. And don't worry, I will post a range report when I get back on Sat, if for no other reason than so you will know I did not blow my hands or face off.