Originally Posted by JeffVN
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?
Hi Jeff, I don't understand the concern for a 4 hr clean? I do them a few days prior to brass prep anyway?
This load was 50 338 LM cases. I feel that is about right but it might do more in one cleaning.
To rinse, I set the tub in the sink and started over filling it with water from the tap. Once all the soap was gone I would reach in and grab a few cases and swish them mouth down. Then rinse them a little under he tap and put them in one of my wifes spaghetti collanders. The let water run on them to rinse and dumped them on a couple paper towls. From there they went mouth down into a franklin arsenal case block. They sit at an angle allowing water to get out and air to circulate. They were completely dry the next day. But being the way I am,
I will rotate them and wait a few more days to trim, anneal and size.
I have about gotten to the point where I anneal every firing. It just makes sense to me to keep them all the same for neck tension. Plus it is a breeze with the bench source annealer anyway. In the rare event there was and moisture or dampness the annealing process will dry them 100%.
The frankfort arsenal bucket / media seperator would make seperating the media a breeze. My process works well, but I can see one of these in my future.