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Old 08-04-2010, 09:54 PM
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Bullet tumbling

Hi to all

Would like to know when tumbling your bullets with media is it best to leave the primers in or to take them out. Plus what media is best for cleaning bullets?

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Hi to all

Would like to know when tumbling your bullets with media is it best to leave the primers in or to take them out. Plus what media is best for cleaning bullets?

sniperboy
A bit unsure what your saying are you tumbling loaded ammo?


I use corn cob media, and I do it after resizing every 3rd or 4th firing
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Re: Bullet tumbling

Sniperboy, hmmmm.

You tumble your brass. Now, you can tumble with or without removing your primers. The advantage of removing primers first is that the primer pocket with get cleaned somewhat then if you do not deprime. If you deprime your brass first and use a small media, you should probably still make sure you run them through a depriming again to make sure you do not have any tumbling media stuck in the flash hole.
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Re: Bullet tumbling

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Hi to all

Would like to know when tumbling your bullets with media is it best to leave the primers in or to take them out. Plus what media is best for cleaning bullets?

sniperboy
I hope you mean cases not loaded rounds.

Never tumble loaded rounds !!!!!

As far as empty brass it does not matter if you take the primer out or leave it in.

I like to take the spent primer out befor tumbling but some leave it in.

Also I like the Lyman (Green) media because it leaves less dust.

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Re: Bullet tumbling

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I hope you mean cases not loaded rounds.

Never tumble loaded rounds !!!!!

As far as empty brass it does not matter if you take the primer out or leave it in.

I like to take the spent primer out befor tumbling but some leave it in.

Also I like the Lyman (Green) media because it leaves less dust.

J E CUSTOM
Sorry, i should of mentioned empty brass. Thanks for the replys, i always hear other shooters saying how they only tumble their empty brass with the primers in.
J E my friend uses the green Lyman media and he loves it but he has mentioned to me that the corn media does a better job, but as you mentioned leaves a bit of dust. Is this true?

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Re: Bullet tumbling

I think you should leave the spent primer in . The reason i feel this way is because when you take the primer out, sometimes you get a small piece of media in the detination hole just buggs me.

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Re: Bullet tumbling

"when tumbling your bullets with media is it best to leave the primers in or to take them out. "

As noted, bullets don't have primers and cases couldn't care less if they are primed or not. Tumbling isn't rocket surgery, you can do it any way you wish. It matters not how I prefer to do it, you need to experiment and find what floats your boat.


"Plus what media is best for cleaning bullets?"

We normally use either cob or nut, there is no best or that would be all that's sold; who would choose to buy a bag of second best? Some guys agonise over it so much they just end up using a mixture of both, I suppose that's just to make sure they get it "right"! ??

Both are used because both work. Try one and later the other, see which you prefer.
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