- Nov 17, 2011
If the brass is pickup or given to me, I'll go through to sort and inspect. Rifle gets sorted by headstamp.A question for all that use progressive presses, how much time do you spend sorting/prepping pistol brass prior to loading not counting cleaning. I get that progressives crank out ammo, but there has to be some up front prep/sorting (not counting cleaning) so the press can run those #s.
I ask because I am considering a progressive. I currenlty load with a turret press and get about 150 rds./hr including sorting/prepping cases.
Run through the progressive with only a decapping die
Wet clean and dry
Rifle only: size, trim, deburr
Once prepped the brass is stored in old coffee containers for loading.
It really doesn't take a whole lot of extra time.
I have one of the new Lee APP's on order to get the dirty operations off the main press.