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Old 12-30-2012, 03:51 PM
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I was talking with another loader at work and a set of his dies were MIA after his last move and he asked me to help him out. He brought me the brass, projectiles and load recipe. I went to deprime and size and noticed he had already tumbled them with the primers in. I always tumble them after depriming so as to not get any media in the primer hole and damage my depriming pin or rod. What does everyone else do?
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Ridge Runner View Post
I've always tumbled before decapping/resizing.
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I agree!, same here.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:10 PM
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I don't think it matters. I do it after I deprime. I clean out the primer pockets anyway so if there is media in there I remove it.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Ridge Runner View Post
so ya think a walnut hull will break a case hardened pin? you risk the same thing with no primer. I've always tumbled before decapping/resizing.
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Same here.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:30 AM
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:41 PM
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I tumble after re-sizing...it's simple the steps I grew up with and am use to...it's simply a preference, nothing wrong either way.
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:30 PM
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Was just nosey. I see several do it both ways with mixed opinions. I guess as one said that it just depends on how you began and am used to.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:26 PM
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Hell I do it before and after.
Before to clean them up before putting them into my dies and after to shine them to look new.

My two tumblers rarely sit idle.
They're both running right now.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Ridge Runner View Post
normaly don't clean my pockets often, use to clean every loading till I had some that the primer seated too deep and had to be trashed.
so if I tumble after sizing I would hafta go through the brass with a toothpick pushing media out of the flash holes, do it before and let the decapping pin do the same job.
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I've only had this problem with corn cob which I stopped using yrs ago.
Never had that problem with walnut.
I use Graff's walnut mix and it's a little dusty at first but a few dryer sheets knock that out pretty quick.
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:36 PM
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I tumble after the primers have been removed and the primer pockets have been cleaned.
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