Frequently Asked Questions

Once fired brass :

All our brass is sourced from shooting ranges, and as such once fired and reloaded casings are intermixed.  There is no way to distinguish a once-fired round from one that has been reloaded.  The term "once fired brass" is more of an industry term to distinguish fired brass from newly manufactured casings.  


Processed Cases :

Our processed casings are run through commercial equipment to convert them from range brass to as close to new as possible.  All processed casings go through our multi-step process.

  1. Depriming - All spent primers are removed before cleaning.
  2. Cleaning - Cleaned via our proprietary wet tumble process to remove any dirt, debris or residue.
  3. Swaging - All primer pockets are swaged to ensure all primer pockets are sized to specification.
  4. Pressure Checking - We utilize Camdex commercial presses for all our brass processing, which allows us to pressure check each casing to ensure it is free from nicks, cracks and other deformities.
  5. Sizing - The brass is returned to the proper shape. All processed rifle casings are full length sized, while pistol calibers are roll sized.
  6. Polishing- All casings are polished to ensure a bright, sparkling finish.

Polished Cases:

All of our non-processed casings are cleaned and polished to remove any dirt, debris, grease and residue.


Optional Services :

Roll Sizing - Several of our calibers are available with an optional roll sizing.  This process ensures the entire body of the casing is uni-formally sized to the proper specification.  The result is a better case, as most sizing dies only resize the top 75% of the casing.

Headstamp Sort - We have an automated headstamp sorter that allows us to sort mixed range brass into particular manufacturer headstamps. This is conveyed in the "headstamp" option on products like our 223/5.56 brass.  Buying a single headstamp ensures uniformity in case weight and powder volume, producing a more accurate round when reloaded.