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Cleaning your one case
Jul 8th, 2019 at 7:17am
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How do you keep the inside clean when using one case breachseating?
I wipe the outside of mine when doing it but what do you do about the inside?
I eventually get a build up inside of mine.
And what did they do when blackpowder was the only game in town?
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Re: Cleaning your one case
Reply #1 - Jul 8th, 2019 at 8:37am
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For BP I made a scrapper that I use between each shot.
For smokeless I may run it through a cycle with other brass in an ultra sonic cleaner, that really gets the crud out.
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Re: Cleaning your one case
Reply #2 - Jul 8th, 2019 at 11:38pm
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Well thank you for answering that.
Guess I must be in the running for the dumbest question of the year award.
  
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Re: Cleaning your one case
Reply #3 - Jul 9th, 2019 at 11:08am
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I can shoot quite a few times using the same case without cleaning. But I do keep a brush in my shooting kit to run into the case if needed. I just chose a nylon bristle bore brush the right size and mounted it on an old wooden file handle. I use it dry to turn inside the case and get the worst of it out.
  

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Reply #4 - Jul 12th, 2019 at 6:55pm
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I do same as Vall for smokeless. For black powder back in the day they had regular scrapers that were used for this. You can spot them sometimes with cased rifles. They are basically just a thin piece of metal with squared off sided that fits inside the case it is designed to scrape. Usually there was some kind of wooden handle but sometimes there was just a hanndle made from the same piece of metal that was kinda rounded so you would not get cut with it.
  
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Re: Cleaning your one case
Reply #5 - Jul 12th, 2019 at 10:21pm
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I made mine based on instructions from RSW's book.  A jig saw blade with the teeth ground off.   I sectioned a .32-40 case so I could make the scraper conform to the inside of the case.  The case at the bottom doesn't have square edges and the primer pockets on mine have a raised area.  I found that if I didn't do this that I'd get a small build up of powder residue at the base and on really humid days it would pull moisture from the air and form a black syrupy goo.  That can't help Smiley

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Re: Cleaning your one case
Reply #6 - Jul 17th, 2019 at 8:30pm
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Thnx I will have to make a sharper tool to get all the build up of stuff that I get in some cases.
Itís a pretty thick layer after while and even thou an altrusonic cleaner did eventually get then clean after many goes the dog and I didnít like the noise .

I guess I will make a scraper and use a brush if I ever feel guilty enough to do it again.
Man that hard work doing a heap of 30-30 brass.

I always thought the chemicals used and the bashing of brass together would be more harmful than a bit of extra burnt by product.


  
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