Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > The Basics, Starting Out


How often do you clean your brass???

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 05-25-2002, 05:23 PM
Silver Member
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 128
Re: How often do you clean your brass???

I guess I'm one of those guys who would rather shoot than clean. As long as my brass isn't corroded or causing problems, I just load it & shoot it.

I rub each case with an old towel to remove the lube after sizing, and figure that's worth something! [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
Reply With Quote

Unread 05-26-2002, 07:44 AM
Posts: n/a
Re: How often do you clean your brass???

You will never have any sparks as long as the casings are totally covered with liquid. The vingear gets the lube off the casing very well too.
I have a cousin who's name is same as yours, I use to work with him in Anchorage. I have been to Palmer back in 1977.

Reply With Quote
Unread 05-27-2002, 10:31 AM
Silver Member
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Central Minnesota
Posts: 429
Re: How often do you clean your brass???

I tried the microwave thing and I got blue sparks. The last time I will ever try that again.
a whisper from this little friend of mine goes a lot way.
Reply With Quote
Unread 06-07-2002, 09:47 PM
Silver Member
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Loon Lake WA
Posts: 362
Re: How often do you clean your brass???

I clean my brass after every shooting. I use a tumbler with corn cob media, the walnut leaves an oily film on the brass. I wipe the brass off with a towel after tumbling and after sizing. The corn cob media also gets stuck in the flash hole. I use steel wool. Four ought-0000. It is the finest steel wool. I wrap some four ought wool around a phosphourous brass brush of the caliber I am shooting and use it too run up and down inside the case neck to polish the neck. This will keep all the necks more uniform. I clean all my brass after every firing-MY GUN IS WORTH IT. SO ARE MY DIES. If any kind of spec of dirt or grit is on your brass and you run it in your die, and scratch your die, it will be scratched for ALL TIME! My gun is worth perfect brass, isn't yours?
Portate bien o te lleva el cucuy
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads for: How often do you clean your brass???
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Corroded copper fouling - Clean or don't clean MT_Hunter Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 7 10-26-2010 10:36 AM
How do you clean your Brass? kc Reloading 13 10-22-2010 09:23 AM
WTS Misc Brass - Clean out Snook Reloading Equipment and Components 10 02-23-2010 03:40 AM
Ultrasonic Clean Brass And Neck Tension LRHWAL Reloading 2 02-23-2008 08:55 AM
clean brass Jimm Reloading 11 04-21-2005 06:54 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:59 PM.

All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC