Originally Posted by bassin93
Thanks for the website for the stainless media Scott.
I do use the ceramic for my straight walled 45-90 black powder cases and it works very well. After I rinse them in a stainless screen type collandier preheat the oven to 200, put them on a cookie sheet that is just for this purpose, turn the oven off and put them in for about an hour or so. I can do 150 cases like this and have no problem with tarnish.
No problem, just throwing out some options....which you choose has no effect on my wallet.
Have never used the ceramic stuff....
Do you have any issues with case hardening? I'm still concerned with the stainless stuff hardening case necks....which could lead to reduced life without annealing. (An annealing machine is still on my short list of stuff to purchase, and I've been doing the put the case in water, heat with torch, tip over method...but really dislike this)
When I do the ultrasonic method(recipe on 6mmBR-cheap-clean), I do so after just de-priming. After the cases have been run through the Hornady unit, I places cases in the toaster over to dry, then re-size and finally tumble in a Dillon to apply the protection. The problem with that corn cob is you have to pick it out of the primer pocket(and sometimes flash hole).
As far as doing excessive amounts of cases.... No the ultrasonic method isn't the answer(unless you have a gaint ultrasonic unit). But I generally don't go to the field(or even range...which is sometimes the same place) and fire hundreds of rounds.
Is the stainless steel tumbler, ultrasonic cleaners a 'fad'?
Maybe, but both methods work....as long as you take the time to dry the brass correctly and then add protection to the cartridge.