A pal has just been round to my place to load himself some 308's. He is fairly new to the sport and has no reloading gear of his own so he uses all mine while I supervise him.
While he was priming his cases, I continued to prep my 243 wssm cases ready for their next reloading. It was while doing this that my pal strated to rib me over my case preperation routine. Thinking about it, I think he may be right! This is my routine.
After putting the guns away, I go into the garage to start preping the cases ready for next time.
1. all cases go in a tub with a solution of case lube. a good roll round, and then each case is deprimed using a universal decapper in the press.
2. cases are then neck sized only (I f/l resize every 5 reloads).
3. primer pockets are cleaned using a lee pocket cleaner.
4. cases are trimmed to length on the pillar drill.
5. cases have a slight flare put on them using a lee flaring die.
6. burrs are removed using a lee burr remover.
7. cases then go in to a solution of "road and traffic film remover" for and hour.
8. cases are put in double pillowcases and put in the washing machine on a 50 degree wash with non-bio powder (have to be enviromentally friendly )
9. after rinsing, the pillow cases are put on the radiator to dry the cases out.
10. when dry, the cases are tumbled for an hour in coconut media with a drop of brasso.
What is your case preperation routine? Any different methods? (I know some chaps at the club use a dishwasher, some use commercial machine cleaner etc etc)