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|05-12-2020 08:03 PM|
Originally Posted by nvschütze View Post
|05-12-2020 07:10 PM|
Originally Posted by ole timer View Post
|05-11-2020 04:25 PM|
Originally Posted by OldSchoolRanger View Post
|05-10-2020 06:45 PM|
|OldSchoolRanger||Flash-holes or Primer pockets? Which one specifically are you talking about? Seems like you guys are speaking about both like it's the same thing. There is a difference. Tho, Seriously, Why bother? It doesn't make a difference, as far as accuracy is concerned. It's a marketing ploy to sell more reloading equipment.|
|02-16-2020 07:50 AM|
|lloyd smale||been loading for 45 years. I cleaned primer pockets and flash holes for about the first year and haven't done a single one since. To me its about like trimming handgun brass. Maybe id address it if I shot bench rest comp. But with your measuring groups with a ruler it does nothing. But I guess if your bored or enjoy it----. Me id rather spend my time shooting.|
|02-14-2020 12:19 PM|
|mdi||A few terms have been tossed out on this thread. Cleaning flash holes to me is removing and debris from the hole itself. Uniforming to me means using a tool, often a reamer type tool to cut all flash holes to the same ID.And deburring is often done with a different tool that cleans and chamfers the inside and/or outside ends of the hole itself. The OP's pic shown brass chips/cuttings so I would guess he is talking about deburring the ID of the flash holes. One time I was really bored and I deburred a bunch of my 7.61x51 LC brass' flash holes...|
|02-13-2020 04:39 PM|
Never used to, then got an RCBS case prep machine with its five rotating stations and it became one of the 3 second actions to clean the primer pocket as were the other 3 remedial mechanics of case prep with the machine (inside and outside chamfer and mica inside neck lube) - 15 seconds and done.
[UPDATE] reason for this Edit ==> mdi is correct below. "Flash hole" is the subject of the OP. I got lost somewhere in the terminology/previous posts and responded about the PRIMER POCKET.
|02-13-2020 04:34 PM|
I would think that one of those welding tip, cleaners would work great I use one to clean the breach plug on my muzzleloader The one I have has about 10 different size cleaner tips.
|02-13-2020 04:11 PM|
|The Old Man||
Anything you can do to get things as close as possible to the exact conditions of the previous round(s) is going to help....alot.
When I had my 22/250 for long range groundhog I trimmed, reammed, uniformed flash holes, kept track of number of firings, and weigh cases. It's all just common sense from muzzleloading practices. Whatever you do, from cleaning to how you hold the gun, if you do it EXACTLY the same every time, your results will show it.
|02-13-2020 11:34 AM|
|ole timer||I use a Sinclair tool to de-burr the flash holes, and a Sinclair primer pocket uniformer for the flash holes. After each firing, the uniformer also does a good job of cleaning the primer pocket with just one quick twist. Does it do any good? Beats me, but it's just a habit by now, and it sure don't seem to hurt anything.|
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