Brass tracking

Post Reply
User avatar
redeagle
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 27
Joined: Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:34 am
Age: 51
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Brass tracking

Post by redeagle »

How do you track how many reloads you’ve done on a rifle case?

For example, I have 500 brass for 8mm. I keep 400 stored in a box labeled “once fired”. The other 100 are used and reloaded over and over and I just keep them in a box where each time I reload the batch I cross out 3x and mark the box 4x. Eventually I will cycle in a new batch of 100 from the once fired.

Any other methods other than having lots and lots of labeled boxes?
User avatar
Tommy Atkins
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 993
Joined: Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:47 pm
Age: 66
Location: Hagerstown, MD

Re: Brass tracking

Post by Tommy Atkins »

I have a spreadsheet for all my reload info.
One column is # of reloads, another is trimmed count & so on.
Image
click for full sized image
I also have an inventory of stuff like on hand count & components on hand which cross indexes to this one so I only have to look at the inventory to see which brass belongs to which lot.
DaleH
Member
Member
Posts: 307
Joined: Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:24 pm
Age: 57
Location: Mass, USA

Re: Brass tracking

Post by DaleH »

For my ‘accurate’ rifles, brass is match sorted, say like (100) sorted in 5 lots, i.s., small case volume variance per lot. Each box of (20) then is marked I, II, III, to the 4 ‘I’s’ snd the slash through to signify 5X.

For other rifles, brass is still sorted by headstamp.
User avatar
redeagle
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 27
Joined: Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:34 am
Age: 51
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Re: Brass tracking

Post by redeagle »

Thanks for the info. I’m trying to organize a mountain of coffee tins full of brass to make better use of space and also keep sorted by type and number of reloads or specific rifle.

I also use excels to track info but am looking for an effective way to physically store and track the brass. My son bought a bunch of white boxes to store playing card collections and I grabbed a few to try it out.
User avatar
Rapidrob
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 1144
Joined: Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:10 am
Age: 68
Location: New Mexico

Re: Brass tracking

Post by Rapidrob »

I center punch the base ( makers mark,caliber,etc) each time it has been reloaded. No mater which bag,box or loose in the shooting bag, I know how many times it has been reloaded.I do this right after sizing the brass before tumble cleaning.
Tin Can Sailor
'Nam Vet
NRA Endowment Member
President New Mexico Military Surplus Rifle Pistol Shooters
User avatar
Tommy Atkins
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 993
Joined: Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:47 pm
Age: 66
Location: Hagerstown, MD

Re: Brass tracking

Post by Tommy Atkins »

I bought some stacking plastic drawers from Wally-world.
Individual lots go in the drawers in ziploc bags with a 3X5 card insert of info. I tried paper but doesn't handle as well as file cards. They also allow the HD ziplocs to be reused or updated.
User avatar
LEP
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 172
Joined: Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:07 am
Age: 64
Location: El Paso, TX

Re: Brass tracking

Post by LEP »

Ammo storage (5).JPG
Ammo storage (1).JPG
I use discarded ammo holders and mark them with a sharpie.
Post Reply

Return to “Reloading”