I've been reading around the subject of reloading and have assembled most of the kit. One of the things that has exercised me a bit is the order in which the processes should be carried out.
I understand that fired cases need to be cleaned before they are put through a de-priming / resizing die. It seems inefficient to clean a case with the spent primer in place as the primer pocket would then need to be cleaned a second time, after the case has been de-primed and re-sized. This lead me to wonder whether a die that only de-primes is available. A quick search on the internet revealed that de-capping dies exist and are widely available.
My question is - do people use de-capping dies so that they can clean cases once, in a tumbler or ultrasonic bath? Those of you who use universal de-capping dies, which would you recommend and why?
Any advice would be gratefully received.