Originally Posted by gymgu
In your decapping process have you ever had a primer not load properly? Some have said that dirty primer pockets can cause this and that is why they decap first, clean next in a tumbler and then in an ultrasonic cleaner to get all the crud out of the primer pockets. Also have you ever had experience with stainless steel media in your tumbler? The claim is the stainless never needs replacing like corncob. The double tumbling you do should really clean range pickup cases.
Do primers come in more than 2 sizes? Anyway I like your idea of keeping plenty of primer tubes ready before loading.
Primers are only large and small. Rifle and pistol primer are different but the same size/
Where to start!
first, always remember that Dillon has the best customer service in the industry. It some "thingy" won't fit in the whatchacallit,, call them and they'll walk you through it.
Never had a problem with depriming. I never worry about cleaning primer pockets. and never had a problem.
I usually use a Thumler's rotary tumbler and warm water with Liquid tide for initial cleaning. Clean corncobs in a vibratory for lube removal.
Never tried the stainless steel media. since I clean my brass for functionality, not looks, I never got around to trying that stuff.
From everything I've read, it's perfect if you want super shiny, new looking cases. I just want them clean enough that they won't scratch my dies or chambers.