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, .380 in 2019 and 7.62×39 in 2020. 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.
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.