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Local people who process (swag/size/trim) once fired 5.56 brass??

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by John Gault, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. John Gault

    John Gault clackamas county Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Anybody local who does this either as a business or on the side? I've got say 3 to 5000 rounds that I'd like to get processed.. If not local who's used somebody national that does a good job trimming to a consistent length. I typically go 1.755 but it's a pretty slow process with the RCBS manual trimmer. I've not heard anything real good yet about the more automatic versions related to trim length. Any other ideas are welcome..


    So far I like all aspects of reloading except the trimming when it takes a couple hours to shoot 100 rounds and multiple hours to trim them back to size..

    Thanks
     
  2. fxdc

    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    Try this, it almost makes it fun..... and Damm fast and accurate!!!
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  3. HappyRoman

    HappyRoman Sherwood Forest Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Check with John Huey on or from this site.. If time is not a rush, John is set up to do this..
    Very fair price for the work.. just my .o2C:)
     
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  4. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    The weather is so crappy there's not much else to do! Me, I hate doing military primer pockets.
    Are these military or what?
    Just put the Hickok45 radio shows on in the background, buckle down and plug away a bit a day.. lol.
     
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  5. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    What he says :s0155:
     
  6. John Gault

    John Gault clackamas county Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Most military.. I have an RCBS tool enroute for removing crimps....

    Snowshoeing season is on!
     
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  7. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Mine is called a pocket knife.:D
     
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  8. John Gault

    John Gault clackamas county Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    You capt sir are a patient man..
     
  9. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Lol, I use a tiny sheepsfoot blade too. Fast and done.
    I had a RCBS pocket swager years ago.. never really liked it with 30-06 and 7.62x51..
    When you get that swager don't just do the whole huge batch at once of course. Make sure it's actually doing what you want it to do.. you can also destroy brass (they can deform the head such that they won't chamber) with those if you get overzealous and want primers to go in nice. lol
     
  10. John Gault

    John Gault clackamas county Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    You use the original or the one with inserts that accepts different case sizes? Accuracy within .5 thousandth?
    Looks fast on video watched. .
     
  11. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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  12. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I resemble that statement.o_O
    Still in "The Stone Age" or don't get enough chances to shoot.:(
     
  13. Scott F

    Scott F Oregon City, OR Active Member

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    I do it one at a time. Retired old fart in Oregon City. Resize, remove crimp, trim, deburr flash hole, and tumble.
    I even can make 300 Blackout as I have the jig and cut off saw. If you are not in a big hurry I’ll do it for you. Sounds like we might even be close.
     
  14. Scott F

    Scott F Oregon City, OR Active Member

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    I have the Lee and the Lyman. Lymen is better and about the same cost. Lee 300 Blackout trimmer ruined some brass, not a lot because I always check eveny ten or so. Heat treat left the tip soft and it flattened causing short cases.
     
  15. Scott F

    Scott F Oregon City, OR Active Member

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    Five though is a lot if you are trying for accuracy. Normally I scrap anything that is two out.
     
  16. John Gault

    John Gault clackamas county Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    PM coming :)
     
  17. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    You don't do anything/a stage by "batch"? interesting
    Sometimes I wonder of the existence of or if people that own manual turret presses actually load a cartridge all the way through or batch them.. with a lame wobbly C press.
     
  18. John Gault

    John Gault clackamas county Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Scott
    Either your personal security is high or I'm having issues but I get an error message when I try to PM you. If interested PM me and we can discuss options/terms. I may be interested in that 300 blackout conversion on a thousand or two also...
     
  19. Scott F

    Scott F Oregon City, OR Active Member

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    John, I am at the beach right now sending from my phone. Give me a call. 360 301 9301.
     
  20. Scott F

    Scott F Oregon City, OR Active Member

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    Mayby I was not clear. Yes I batch, a hundred ar a time or more expending on on how I fell at the moment. I load on a Rockchucker but sometimes set up another press aling side.
     
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