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    Order of reloading

    I keep looking at reloading videos and i do it slightly different. Can anyone tell me if im doing it wrong and why it matters.
    1 Resize and de cap
    2 Clean in tumbler
    3 Trim length and ream and clean neck
    4 New primer in
    5 Weigh powder and fill cases
    6 Seat bullet

    Every video ive seen 1 and 2 have been opposite way round. Would have thought if you clean after resizing then you would get shut of all the case lube, with less chance of contamination to primers and powder.

    Also how much difference does different primers make to POI

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    You are resizing the neck of the case with crud still inside of the neck. Once you have cleaned the case, the neck might be slightly bigger than desired, which will alter the neck tension if nothing else. Also, during the tumbling process, the necks can get damaged so it is better to size after cleaning. If you de-prime before cleaning, make sure there is no cleaning medium left inside of the case and that the flash-hole is clear - this is more of a problem if you add polish to the medium.

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    I do the main tumble before I lube and resize. I then do another short tumble after resizing to clean the lube of etc. Then seat the primers an reload the case. Oh, yeah, I give them another quick tumble after seating the bullet and wipe with a soft cloth.

    But I am pretty anal....
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    I was always told NEVER to tumble loaded rounds.

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    i am only just starting to load and I would have thought tumbling loaded rounds was a no no

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claret_Dabbler View Post
    I give them another quick tumble after seating the bullet and wipe with a soft cloth.

    But I am pretty anal....
    i would describe it as pertty silly

    clean for the dies and clean before powder primer etc in my oppinion

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    if you want to clean case's before sizing but want the primer out get a cheap decapping die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jay 22 View Post
    if you want to clean case's before sizing but want the primer out get a cheap decapping die.
    +1

    Thats what I do with an ultasonic cleaner, keeps the primer pocket clean too.
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