Originally Posted by rjd3282
I clean first because I have to run the brass thru the sizing die to decap. I don't want to run dirty brass thru the die. I have an RCBS case prep center that I use to clean primer pockets.
Same here, I don't want to run dirty brass through my dies. Fired brass usually has all kinds of nasty grit on it that can scratch the dies. My reloading dies are just like any other equipment I use and I try to take care of them.