Lead Friend, SASS #53635 Posted November 23, 2015 Share Posted November 23, 2015 My brother and I are having a discussion regarding reloading. He decaps before he tumbles (we both use the wet steel pin system) and I do not decap before tumbling. I am relatively new to reloading (a thousand rounds of .45 Colt on a Lee Pro 1000) while he, to his credit, has been reloading for years on an XL650. The Best Wife Ever is giving me an XL650 for Christmas (I know this because I can see it in the basement, I just can't touch it). Do we have a consensus on whether decapping before cleaning is necessary? I understand that in a perfect world it's probably better, but is it necessary. (I understand that in a perfect world case trimming is also beneficial but I have read many here on the wire saying it is not necessary given the tolerances in our sport, including this very same brother). FYI, I will be reloading .357 Mag for cowboy on the XL650. All thoughts are welcome.Thank you. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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