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Old 09-23-2013, 11:07 PM
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Brass Cleaning

So I have been cleaning my brass using a tumble for some time now. Years... I have always had the red or green residue from the tumbler media dust in the case. I don't thank it really effect the performance at all but it would be nice to have those bright clean cases looking like knew on the inside as well. So I have often wonder how the sonic cleaners compare to the stainless water/soap based tumbler. Any input would be appreciated. I'm thinking about making a purchase in a couple of months and would like to hear some input on the two Pros/Cons if any....Thanks...
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Old 09-24-2013, 04:27 PM
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it would be nice to have those bright clean cases looking like knew on the inside as well.
I don't see why it would be nice. The black carbon layer is 'nice' to me. It provides perfect seating forces, & maybe prevents corrosion.
This, just opposite of bright shiny insides..
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Old 09-24-2013, 04:43 PM
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Re: Brass Cleaning

I have the stainless pins setup .It works amazing It is a pain in the butt. I usually use my 3 vibratory tumblers. Seems like I have at least one running all the time. I buy walnut media in 50 pound sacks,2 at a time.
I don't know if I mentioned ,I shoot a lot.
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:21 PM
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Re: Brass Cleaning

I have a cheap harbor freight rock tumbler ($40) with the stainless it's awesome. Brass looks new every time. Use to run a vibratory with media. It's nice to not have to clean primer pockets. SS media cleans them for me. To dry I just stick on the dry rack in my cloths dryer and turn on
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:34 PM
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I have the stainless pins setup .It works amazing It is a pain in the butt. I usually use my 3 vibratory tumblers. Seems like I have at least one running all the time. I buy walnut media in 50 pound sacks,2 at a time.
I don't know if I mentioned ,I shoot a lot.

Please explain how STM is a pain in the butt? Walnut isnt?
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:57 PM
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I don't see why it would be nice. The black carbon layer is 'nice' to me. It provides perfect seating forces, & maybe prevents corrosion.
This, just opposite of bright shiny insides..
+1. I'm not anti-STM by any means, but if your key motivation is cleaning the inside of the case you put my reloading OCD to shame. Dump some powder in those cases and stick a bullet in the neck to keep it there, and no one will ever know the difference.
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:02 PM
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+1. I'm not anti-STM by any means, but if your key motivation is cleaning the inside of the case you put my reloading OCD to shame. Dump some powder in those cases and stick a bullet in the neck to keep it there, and no one will ever know the difference.
Ha! I will say I am very OCD with my reloads but not to that point. It is nice to get the primer pockets cleaned, the inside is just extra
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