Searching for methods to optimize your reloaded ammo online? Today we will share tips and tools you can use to ensure that you are able to develop a consistent cleaning regimen that will lead to a higher consistency in your handloads.
Tools You Need
To begin, in developing a cleaning regimen, you will need to invest in the proper tools. These include but are not limited to the following:
- Cleaning Rags
- Cotton Swabs
- Ultrasonic cleaner
- Gun oil
- Brake Cleanser
- Bottle Brush
- Toothbrush for detailing
Caring for your reloaded ammo online can be an excruciatingly wonderful task. While the task itself can get absolutely filthy, the results make the investment of your time worthwhile.
To begin the process, you must begin by resizing your brass with the help of lubricants. This is where the mess essentially begins. You will notice that your die bodies, expander balls, and even shell holders will become coated in a strange combination of residual powder, brass shavings, and your lovely lubricant. Along with dealing with this exquisite ordeal, you must also consider the possibility of rusting. If you live in a slightly more humid region or simply store dies for longer periods of time your products will be more prone to developing rust. Below we will be sharing some solutions for these cases to ensure your equipment will be in its prime condition.
One thing to consider is to use dies that do not require lubrication, making resizing a simpler and cleaner process. You can also look for expander dies which are more tailored to allow the brass to receive the projectiles which work to again, keep the process cleaner and minimize the chances of rusting. These can work wonders for both single-stage works and in progressive presses. In addition, you can use small silica gel packs which generally come in shoe boxes, to help with keeping any unnecessary moisture away from your dies.
Detailing your Dies
Cleaning your reloading die can be relatively simple. What works best is to disassemble everything as much as possible in order to help you get rid of any residue and outside materials. For this, you can use the bottle brush with solvent, the rag or even more effective, a combination of different cleaning materials. For instance, a preferred method is to use a cotton swab or even a toothbrush to get rid of the dirt from the die body, shell holder, rod and expander ball and then bathe these parts in an ultrasonic cleaner.
Once you find your parts to be as clean as possible, make sure they dry properly and you may then begin coating them slightly with gun oil and reassembling the pieces together.
Cleaning your gear consistently can extend the life of your products and ensure that the accuracy of your reloading ammo is at the quality you deserve.
About LAX Ammunition
LAX Ammunition is an ammunition store based in Los Angeles which works to serve its clients. They work to make sure these clients are fully loaded with the service and ammo they need. They also work to keep their clients informed such as knowing how to keep their reloaded ammo online clean!