Reloading Podcast 165 - rattle can dreams

Hello, and welcome to the Reloading Podcast here on the Firearms Radio Network.  

Tonight the guys are revisiting painting bullets and other topics.

  1. If I wanted to store brass for several years before loading how is the best way to store it? (e.g. with or without the primer, cleaned or dirty, etc.) Brian

  2. In recent episodes there has been some talk about primers getting pulled back into the case during the resizing process. I think it was Jason that said Federal cases did it a lot. I have found that to be true as well as blazer cases. They both seem to share a similar trait that I've noticed.  It appears that during the resizing process, the rim appears to be getting pushed further down than the primer pocket creating a slightly concave center to the brass. I suspect this may be due to soft brass. I have attached a couple of pictures for you to look at and see if you can see what I mean.  Any further insight would be appreciated.

  3. I have a couple of random questions and thoughts.
    I know Jim is up to his arse in alligators with the move, but in a recent podcast he mentioned some wooden crates that he makes. When Jim gets some time, could he elaborate on their construction?
    I'm always looking for innovative storage solutions.
    Jim and Jason also mentioned one of the podcasts Jason listens to, Geeks Gadgets and Guns. Could you guys discuss, (or put in show notes), your favorite podcasts? I personally am all over the map with podcasts...2A stuff, comedy, critical thinking, shooting, beer brewing, off roading and of course, the bestest podcast, the Reloading Podcast. The FRN sure has some excellent content.

  4. I've heard you talk recently a few times about painted bullets. What episode can I listen to to learn more? Other resources. How and why do you paint bullets. Does it eliminate the need for lube? Will it work in both rifles and handguns?



Hey guys. I just found your podcast not too long ago and I'm really enjoying it! I've been reloading for around 40 years and it is truly exciting to listen to your conversations on the podcast about things that are so familiar to me. I had no idea such a podcast existed!

I've gone back and listened to many older episodes in order to catch up a bit.  I may be an old dog (not as old as Jim!) but I've already picked up some ideas and pointers from you guys. I really enjoy the interviews with industry leaders such as Hodgdon and Dillon.
Keep it up. I look forward to each podcast!


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