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    Marking number of Brass reloads?

    How do others mark their brass to keep track of the number of reloads?

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    All my brass is designated for specific rifles and kept separate. I keep info on load, resizes, trimmings, anealings, etc on paper with the brass.

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    On the box it is in with the reload data label .

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    I use an Avery 6570 label and stick it to the ammo box.

    On the label I put my own lot number; [Case - Ammo Box No. - Times Loaded - Qty]

    I re-label as needed and keep the cases with the box until it's time to pitch them.

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    I use a small letter/number stamp set to mark the case for the individual rifle, then put a small nick in the back edge of the rim after each firing.

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    A rough count that may be off here and there but I never saw a need for a system. It's not the count for me so much is how's the brass. Since I'm a big-time brass scrounger at the range, I best be familiar with any and all signs of trouble. So far so good.
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    If you don't tumble the cases very often, a set of "Sharpie" markers can be used to fill in the extractor groove. You have to still keep track of how many times you fired them, but the brass is easy to keep separate.

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    big ziploc bags. one for dirty, one for cleaned and sized. I then load 50-100 at a time from the clean bag, shoot them, and toss back in the dirty bag. The dirty bag has a notecard in it keeping track of how many times fired. The bags are, of course, separated by head stamp and caliber. I have recently found large clear Tupperware containers organize better...are stackable and easy to tape a label on the front. Each container holds roughly the same amount of brass that will fill my tumbler, regardless of caliber. I use smaller containers if loading for individual rifles, neck sizing, etc.

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    Number of times bottle neck rifle brass is reloaded is recorded in my log by lot number...more importantly, to me, is number of times trimmed. I sort brass by head stamp. A small Swissicon file making a notch in the rim at the case head in the same orientation of the headstamp at each trim. At inspection after tumble, if case has 4 notches/trimmings, crimp mouth with pliers and onto scrap bucket. If ot was range brass before I got it; ALWAYS ck for head separation before load and on the way to the 4th trim.




    Straight wall brass...load til it splits at mouth. MAYBE trim to min, then it becomes blamo-ammo.
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