5.56 primer pockets.

Discussion in 'Ammo, Reloading & Accessories' started by HighlandLofts, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. HighlandLofts

    HighlandLofts .223 Rem

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    Here is the front of the house we just completed, I have just a little more paint touch up to do. It will be listed for $830,000. They figure it will be sold with in three weeks.
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    WE will be building a tri-level house in front on the left side of the property.
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    That 4x4 pole is the height of the tri level.

    Then we will.be building a single story house on the front right side
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  2. HighlandLofts

    HighlandLofts .223 Rem

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    You should be taking pictures as the progress moves forward.
    Maybe I will jump on that case kicker. I'l look on e bay at them. Seeing I found that pocket swagger and saved $40 on it by not having to go buy one.

    Is your new place in town or out in the country?
    I'd love to be out of town again and be ble to shoot in the back yard again.
     
  3. HighlandLofts

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  4. MilesTeg

    MilesTeg .308 Win U.S. Military

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    No need for a new handle. I think that one does come with bins. I added 1 bin stop plate for the one coming off of the press so it would hold more. I decided not to use one for the feed bin so I could pull from it easier. Now after using it I wish I had grabbed 2 of them.

    Here's the thread if you've missed it. I have the wife taking a few videos today I will add later on.
    https://nygunforum.com/threads/new-house-build.10251/
     
  5. HighlandLofts

    HighlandLofts .223 Rem

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    I set the RCBS pocket sagger up and I did about a hundred cased so far. It sure would be a relaxing process while listening to Johnny cash on YouTube and down some buds.

    I did watch a few swagger videos, I can see how the Dillon would be much faster then the RCBS and the press. But it is what I have for now.

    Marksman Challenge Dillon 600 Swagger Upgrade video on youtube is the way to go i think.
    I can't figure how to copy and paste on this phone.

    Ten on ice and one down the hatch.

    Do you guys spray Hornady One Shot or equivalent on the primer pockets to swagg them?
     
  6. Mosinitis

    Mosinitis 6.5 Creedmoor

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    Lube is not needed for this. If the cases are already lubed from sizing, that's fine as well.
     
  7. HighlandLofts

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    One video I watched the guy laid them out and sprayed the pockets, then rolled them to spray the other side of the pocket.

    It seemed like a waste of time and llube

    I have to go through the other storage container and see if there are any crimped cases in that batch.

    To bad they don' color the pockets of crimped cased for old half blind people like me.
    I had to pick up a magnifieing glass to see the little three way crimps.
     
  8. Mosinitis

    Mosinitis 6.5 Creedmoor

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    Sometimes the crimp is so light, it's hard to tell, so I run the whole lot through Dillon swagger. It goes very fast on Dillon and you need to do this only once in a life of a case.
     
  9. HighlandLofts

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    I went through a small container of 223 cases, only 13 didn't have crimps.
    I will dawg these then go through the bigger container.

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    Three different types of crimps,
    The 1st on left has the three separate crimps,
    The middle one has the four way crimps,
    The far right one has the full circle crimp.

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  10. Mosinitis

    Mosinitis 6.5 Creedmoor

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    Make sure they are all boxer primed when decaping.
     
  11. HighlandLofts

    HighlandLofts .223 Rem

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    The boxer prime is the one flash hole?
     
  12. kev74

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    Yup.
     
  13. togmaster

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    And I thought you flew birds for a living. Stupid me :banghead:
     
  14. HighlandLofts

    HighlandLofts .223 Rem

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    Flying the white homers for funerals, memorials and weddings is a side line. It is a fun thing to do, if I did it full time the fun would be lost and then it becomes a full time job. And they get boring after a couple of years.
    I let my website go so that really died down this year, I'll put it back up early this next spring.
    I'd like to build a new loft some time, the new one will have a bunch of features to make it easier to care for the birds and to load them up for training tossed and doing the dove releases.

    A newly hatched white homer.
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    A release bird.

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    Some dove cut outs I made and hang up along some high traffic volume roads.
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  15. meketrefe

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    no lube on the pockets. It will require washing as this might screw the primer and they are hard to clean.
    keep you brass clean and your powder dry.
     
  16. Mosinitis

    Mosinitis 6.5 Creedmoor

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    I tumble cases in corn cob as the last step in case prep. It removes lube and brass shavings. For swagging process it doesn't matter if the sizing lube is still there or not.
     
  17. HighlandLofts

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    I bought a used Lyman tumbler last fall that I have been useing insead of the tumbler from harbor freight. It came with a gallon tub of treated corncob and a gallon tub of treated walnut hulls. Haven't used them yet, still using the wallnut hulls out of the 25 pound box I bought from harbor freight a couple of years ago. I have some 222 remington brass in it right now. I prepped a hundred 357 cases to load up for tomorrow' target practice with my grandson.
    3.2 grains of Hodgdon Clays under a 158 grain semi jacketed soft point. Right about 800 fps.
     
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