Redneck Brass Prep Center 2.0
Just over a year ago I posted my meager attempt at an all-in-one brass prep center based off of a Little Crow Gun Works World’s Finest Trimmer. Although a qualified (It worked) success, it lacked much elegance and left brass all over my bench. A catch tray and later a strategically placed vacuum cleaner hose helped. Two weeks later I changed employment and my tinkering and reloading time dropped drastically.
Recently I acquired a bench top drill press in trade and started pondering how to incorporate it into my brass prep routine. I wanted to attach a vacuum to the World’s Finest Trimmer and had envisioned using some combination of a straight run PVC Y fitting with the WFT inside and the vacuum hose on the open leg.
Then I left work one day with an empty container that had contained lock-wire with a nice screw-on lid and an idea.
A few holes drilled, a vacuum connected and I was off to the races, with future modifications already in mind.
Brass prep center 3.0 parts are en-route from Amazon and I hope to have more to report in the next week or so.
I owned a Marlin 60 since 1987, but never really got ‘into’ guns until 2011 when I bought my first 9mm pistol. That was soon followed by a .380 and a 12 guage pump, and I was all in. I had done some 20 guage reloading growing up, and threw myself into 9mm and .223 reloading in 2017 and began .380 in 2019. It is so satisfying to go to the range and string together ever improving groups with ammo I loaded myself; it doesn’t hurt that I’m a little OCD about technical things, the tangible/visible rewards are really gratifying.
Next caliber to load for is 7.62×39. I have a nagging but as yet unattained ‘want’ for a .358 Yeti unloader, it just looks like a really cool caliber. My next learning curve, space permitting, is casting and coating.