Re: Stainless Tumbling Media... anyone use this?
My Tumbler and Stainless Media showed up this afternoon, could not wait. Took about 15 minutes to unpack and set up the machine, very simple, good directions, looks well built.
Just so happens I had some brass to clean. I started with about 75 rounds of .300 Wby and .375 H&H Cases, the Weatherby is Nickle. I deprimed with a new Lee depriming die; which is the best decapping die I have ever used and I am a Redding man!. Followed the directions with Ivory soap and the Lemi-shine that I ordered with it. Progress as follows:
1 hours - Outside bright and shinny, inside better than my traditional tumbler or ultrasonic cleaner, primer pockes dirty.
2 hours - Outside like new, inside much better still a little black hear and there in primer pockets ,improved but not perfect
2.5 hours- Outstid like new, inside pretty much new, a few primer pockets with minor fouling, not much
3.00 hours- Just about perfect all the way around, stopping. Could possibly use slightly longer for the primer pockets a hint of black hear and there.
All cases inspected with mag glass. It's a bit time consuming to set up, use and drain, not much more than conventional media. As opposed to the Ultrasonic, primer pockets are cleaner and brass is highly polished no need to tumble traditionaly. I see no need to clean primer pockets after this which will save a step and what I was looking for. Looking forward to using on some real dirty brass in the near future. All in, good system, well built and works as advertised on those primer pockets. Will run the nex batch the recomended 4 hours.