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My View of Stainless Media Cleaning

 
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Been using this system for a year and a half and would never go back. Have am Ultrasonic that works great on parts now but all my cases go in the stainless. Just eliminating the primer pocket cleaning step is proof enough for me, let alone no build up on the inside.
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Re: My View of Stainless Media Cleaning

How is the noise level compared to a traditional corn/walnut mediea tumbler?
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How is the noise level compared to a traditional corn/walnut mediea tumbler?
Comparing my two, the SS media is quieter. But that could depend on what vibratory unit you have.

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Comparing my two, the SS media is quieter. But that could depend on what vibratory unit you have.

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...Or the wife has.........

Interestingly, I borrowed a friend's Hornady Ultrasonci cleaner for a try before buy and it did nothing (IMO) to my cases that I could see. So I didn't buy one.

I'm still using cob because I have a lot (I bought a 10 pound bag at Wallyworld on the cheap) and I add a dab or two of Dupont fine rubbing compound for polish, much cheaper than the gun store stuff.

I tend to wash the cases in the vibrating tumbler with some water and dish soap after tumbling in cob to get the inside clean. At some point I'll probably ger the stainless rods too but I'll be on the lookout for a Thumlers Tumbler at garage sales or do the 5 gallon pail build beforehand.
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:27 AM
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Re: My View of Stainless Media Cleaning

I have been using a Ultrasonic cleaner for two years and have been very pleased with it. The primer pockets on some brass needed cleaning afterwards. I always ran my primer uniformer after UC anyway so this operation did not matter to me.

After seeing what "Bros" review, I must say that my brass has never looked that good even when it was new!

Thanks for the review Jeff . Guess I will order the S/S deluxe kit. No milk and cookies for the Grandkids this month .
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Re: My View of Stainless Media Cleaning

Nice review Jeff.

My only concern is the need to tumble / clean for multiple hours (this is the single biggest down side that I can see), then rinse before drying. Two questions:

How many 338LM cases or Edge cases can you clean at one time?

What was your rinse and then separation procedure?

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