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Unread 01-08-2009, 12:19 PM
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case cleaning

What is everyone using for a tumbling media, I am tired of taking media out of primer pockets & holes
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    Unread 01-08-2009, 12:23 PM
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    Re: case cleaning

    I just use the regular stuff and while I am watching TV, I will use a decapping rod and pin from an old die to poke the media out of the flash holes.
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    Unread 01-09-2009, 07:40 PM
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    Re: case cleaning

    IOSSO case cleaner. Soak 2-3 min, strainer out, rinse with dishwash soap and warm water, tap out excess and lay out over night to dry. Then when finalizing case prep, bronze brush the inter case neck to clean any excess up, works great for my needs.
    OR, try just tumbling with primers in
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    Unread 01-10-2009, 01:48 AM
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    Re: case cleaning

    I soak my brass in 50% vinegar for a couple hours.

    Rinse and dry.

    I go to the local Petsmart and buy some lizard bedding. It is just crushed walnut, cheaper than the fancy reloading crushed walnut.

    Run it in the tumbler for a couple hours.

    Neck size and pop the primers out.

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    Unread 01-10-2009, 08:39 AM
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    Re: case cleaning

    Tumble before you decap.
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    Unread 01-10-2009, 10:32 AM
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    Re: case cleaning

    I buy walnut hull blasting media by the pallet from sand blasting supplier. For small jobs I use a vibratory cleaner. For large jobs I bought a plastic bowled cement mixer (with electric motor)and removed the paddles. Made a box with wire screen for seperating cases and media. I add mineral spirits to my media. I use a high presure air hose to clean out media in primer pockets and cases. Primer pickets are cleaned with a small wire brush in a drill chuck.
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    Unread 01-10-2009, 11:56 AM
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    Re: case cleaning

    I tumble my brass before sizing, then size, do the primer pockets, trim & tumble again. If I'm reloading on my dillon, I just use a universal decapping die at the first station to make sure my flash holes are all clear.
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