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Unread 11-13-2013, 10:03 PM
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Case cleaner

Well time has come to get a new case cleaner. Was looking at the Ultra sonic or the SS wet tumbler deal. I was wonder what the pro's and con's are of both? Any input is great appreciated.
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    Unread 11-13-2013, 10:08 PM
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    Re: Case cleaner

    Cons: wet cases, and inside removal of carbon film.
    Pros: none
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    Unread 11-13-2013, 10:21 PM
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    Re: Case cleaner

    I am an old school dry tumbler, but I have been investigating my next system too. It wii be wet.

    Based on what I have read, the SS tumbling is better than the sonic cleaners. Larger capacity, less maintainance, no special solution. I have also heard that the SS media does a more thorough job than sonic, but I have no hands-on experience. I'll bet you get some hands on advice, and I'll be tagging alongside...
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    Unread 11-16-2013, 12:35 AM
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    Re: Case cleaner

    I bought an ultrasonic and have only used it once...not to impressed.

    I'm much happier with the SS media, it does a much better job in my opinion. Go with the stainless , you'll be happy you did.
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    Unread 11-16-2013, 12:48 AM
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    Re: Case cleaner

    I had a ultra sonic cleaner and that was a joke! I'm now using a tumblers tumbler with stainless steel media and I'll never change from that. It's amazing! No more cleaning primer pockets in a separate process because it will get that too. If someone wants more info or help and tips then send me a PM and we can talk.
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    Unread 11-16-2013, 08:42 PM
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    Re: Case cleaner

    I have a ultra sonic cleaner and it is terrible. I bought it for one reason, clean the primer pockets and it doesn't even come close. I think I have used it 5 times total. I bought 2 more dry tumblers and I am very happy. Do not waste your money on the sonic system, spend your money on a tumbler and stainless media. That is the only way to get the whole case clean, pockets and all...at least that is what I've heard.
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    Unread 11-16-2013, 08:51 PM
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    Re: Case cleaner

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    Cons: wet cases, and inside removal of carbon film.
    Pros: none
    Mike...Lets add ultrasonic.... Fine for the missus's jewelry. Sucks on brass.

    I have both, cob and stainless pins. If I have the time, I use the cob or walnut shells. If I'm in a hurry, the stainless pins...
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