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    This is my first time on the forum. Great site!
    I don't know if any of you have tried the method but I have had great success in drying wet brass with my wife's hairdryer.
    On another note, I have a ton of mixed cleaned and processed brass (maybe more like a half ton). Some has been tumbled, some
    wet processed, some bagged and sealed, etc. I have bee collecting brass from the range for 25 years with the thought that I would
    get into the sales business. My focus has now changed to other interests. As such, I am looking for someone who is interested in the
    entire lot. I am in the Northern Virginia area.
    Also, I have a Star press in .38 special complete and a second one that is 75% complete that I may be interested in parting with.
    Again, great forum you have.

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    This forum is strictly for trading brass. So if there’s something you’d like to trade for, feel free to start a trade post (check out the rules first) in the trading section. If you’re looking to sell, either castboolits or sagesreloadingforum will be a good place to start, but it’s generally frowned upon here.

    Glad you’re here though, stick around and feel free to contribute if you want.

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    Thanks for the clarification Mbaker78.

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    For the last several days I have been tumbling, sorting, sizing, processing brass. After a busy Summer my loading room is a mess. I've got coffee cans of brass in various stages of being processed stacked everywhere.

    Somewhere along the way I pulled out 1000 odd 223's that I plan to load for my AR. I'm choosing the odd headstamped stuff that are crimped because I don't care if I get it back or not.
    Last edited by lightman; 09-24-2020 at 04:23 PM.

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    Sorting through over 46 Folgers cans of brass in 22 different rifle chamberings. Figured it was a good time to finish standardizing head-stamps and preparing to let go of some excess.
    Load and shoot: 6.5mm (Dutch, Jap., Carcano, Swede), 7x57, 7.35 Carcano, 7.5mm (Mas, Swiss), 303 British, 7.65x53, 7.7 Jap, 7.62x51, 30-06, 8x50R & 8x52R Siamese, 30-40 Krag, 8x57, 7.62x39, 7.62x54R, 8x 56R, 30 Carbine, 450/577 Martini, 300 Win Mag, 45 LC.

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    I’ve loaded up all of my 223 brass and still have a good amount of bullets to load. So I guess I’m down to sorting through the 5gal bucket of range brass I’ve had in my basement for a few years.

    I haven’t had much time the last few days to get any reloading done because we just got a 10 week old Malamute puppy, you wouldn’t think they’re so time consuming but it’s crazy. She’s either always moving or asleep, there’s no in between. Once she gets settled in and calms down a bit maybe I can get back to loading.

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    I've been gauging primer pockets and tossing loose pockets on some magnum brass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b2lee View Post
    I've been gauging primer pockets and tossing loose pockets on some magnum brass.
    I just got my ballistic tools primer pocket gauges in the mail today, no more wasted primers for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mbaker78 View Post
    I just got my ballistic tools primer pocket gauges in the mail today, no more wasted primers for me.
    Yea...the tool is great....it is sad when the no go end fits down into a $2 piece of brass though :*(

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    Ouch, yeah, that would be bad. But primers cost about that much anymore if you go by gunbroker’s pricing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LEP View Post
    Sorting through over 46 Folgers cans of brass in 22 different rifle chamberings. Figured it was a good time to finish standardizing head-stamps and preparing to let go of some excess.
    Thats about the amount that I'm trying to work through. I won't let myself get that far behind again! But I've said that before!

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    I made it half way through the bucket of brass yesterday. So far I’ve found a couple hundred 223 and almost a full gallon bag of 9mm, which are the two calibers I’m planning on keeping, the rest will go back to the guy that gave me the bucket to sort.

    There have been a couple oddballs and interesting finds. The ones that have me scratching my head are the 308. These came from an indoor 25y range, so someone left with a headache

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    Quote Originally Posted by lightman View Post
    Thats about the amount that I'm trying to work through. I won't let myself get that far behind again! But I've said that before!
    So, I got a bunch sorted then ended up trading with Happyguy. Partially emptied 2 cans to fill two others. Oh-well
    Load and shoot: 6.5mm (Dutch, Jap., Carcano, Swede), 7x57, 7.35 Carcano, 7.5mm (Mas, Swiss), 303 British, 7.65x53, 7.7 Jap, 7.62x51, 30-06, 8x50R & 8x52R Siamese, 30-40 Krag, 8x57, 7.62x39, 7.62x54R, 8x 56R, 30 Carbine, 450/577 Martini, 300 Win Mag, 45 LC.

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    Still sorting, depriming and sizing pistol brass. Over the past weekend I primed 960 out of 1050 odd 223 cases. I culled that odd 90 something due to loose primer pockets. I just pulled out another 100 to process trying to end up with 1040-1050 to load.

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    Loaded about 600 rounds of 38 Special, loaded for an early S&W, started on loading 45 Colt and getting about 6,000 223 ready to clean and size.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check