How I Started Processing 300 Blackout Brass

Processed 300 Blackout Brass

I started reloading in 2017, and began selling processed 300 blackout brass (and once fired .223 / 5.56 brass) that same year.  I was living in Orange County, and spent my weekends camping and target-shooting in the Mojave Desert.  My buddy, Tim Collier, taught me how to reload my own ammunition and it became something I really enjoyed. Reloading can become meditative at times and it’s significantly cheaper than buying ammo.

I bought my once fired brass online and noticed that most websites would sell out of their processed 300 blackout brass often. 

I saw a business opportunity since the demand for once fired brass was high and the supply was low. This was also around the same time Commiefornia California announced that they were going to start taxing ammunition. I made a small investment in a reloading machine, and put up a website. Then, I contacted every indoor shooting range and police department in the area to source as much 223 once fired brass as I could.  I also contacted a couple military bases. Eventually, I found a few ranges that agreed to work with me and the rest is history. Since then, my focus has been on making the highest quality processed 300 blackout brass and 223 once fired brass on the market.  

My step-by-step process for making processed 300 blackout brass:

I start by putting the once fired .223 brass into a 2 hour wash with stainless steel media and soap to clean off any residue.  Then the cases go straight into the dryer for 1 hour.  After the dryer, the cases are sprayed with case lube (a mixture of lanolin oil and isopropyl alcohol), and put through Dillon equipment.  I use an automated Dillon Super 1050 progressive press, carbide dies, and an RT 1500 trimmer.  This setup consistently trims to an overall length of 1.358″, knocks out the primers, and swages each pocket. The cases then go back into the wash for 3 hours with a special formula to polish, remove carbon build up, and protect against oxidization.

At the end of the process every case looks like new and has a mirrored finish.

All processed brass is spot gauged to verify it meets SAAMI specifications. Primer pockets are also checked for correct swage and ringers.  

If you’re interested in our fully processed 300 blackout brass then you can take a look on our website here.