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Reloading fully processed brass

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For those of you reloading fully processed brass, do you still run the brass through the sizing die in station 1?  I suppose I could also remove the decapping rod and leave the die in place.

 

(Loading 9 mm on a Dillon 650)

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Depending on the source of the brass. I removed the die in station one to speed up the cycle, as station one can be a potential sticking point in the whole deal. I do 100 round batches on commercial brakes while watching TV.

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I took out the decapping die and put a Lyman M die instead.  I’m putting a .358 coated bullet in a 9mm case.  The powder funnel expander     is set just to dump powder only.

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58 minutes ago, David Page said:

  I do 100 round batches on commercial brakes .

 

100 rounds in 3 minutes ?   That's 2,000/hour !!!   Fantastic.

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3 hours ago, Balakay said:

For those of you reloading fully processed brass, do you still run the brass through the sizing die in station 1?  I suppose I could also remove the decapping rod and leave the die in place.

 

(Loading 9 mm on a Dillon 650)

 

Yes, just as a precaution in case an un-processed piece slips in.  When I process my brass (AB driven 1050) I run them through a Dillion sizing die then an EGW-U die. 

 

I poke along at 2K rounds per hour loading 9MM Minor, can go higher but everything seems smoother at this pace.  I process about 3K per hour. 

Edited by GregJ

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I decided to load some .380s in brass culled out of range pickup 9mm.

I sized, flared, and primed some on the single stage and gave up, could not bear the thought of handling them three more times to powder, seat, and crimp.

I put the .380 dies in the Dillon head I used to use for .44-40 (Haven't CAS in years.) and borrowed a .223 shellplate. 

I left out the sizing die for those already partly processed, will install it and fill the primer feed when I get down to empties. 

 

However, when loading new brass that has been shaken around in box or bag, I run it through the sizing die to round out the dents.

Edited by Jim Watson

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Betting my equipment, fingers and eyeballs on the quality control of any used brass is a hard no from me. Everything goes through a de-primer and a sizer on my merry go round.

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Leave it blank if you have verified they are all sized. Loading full processed brass makes life so much easier. Not just on you, but also the machine as well

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I still size with my die in stage 1


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