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Unread 09-30-2013, 09:40 PM
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Steel wool brass prep

So for the past year I stopped using tumbler or my new sonic cleaner and have simply used some 00 steel wool and my hands to clean the neck and 2/3rd's way down to the head. I hated the fine powder or film I got in the tumbler from the walnut/corn. I was worried the inside of the necks were better off not being cleaned so much in the sonic cleaner and hated worrying if they were completely dry afterword.

So, tell my why this is a bad thing.

PS I usually only load 20-50 rounds at a time, and would never do this I shot much more. I do wish I could find a good chuck to use so I could spin them in a drill or something.
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    Unread 09-30-2013, 10:38 PM
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    Re: Steel wool brass prep

    I've been doing the same thing for a year or so - when I started using Neck Bushing die for my 260 Rem.

    I, too, would like to hear if this is a bad thing to do.
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    Unread 10-01-2013, 07:00 AM
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    Re: Steel wool brass prep

    E-ZEE Trim Hand Case Trimmer*Rifle Set with 5 Pilots | MidsouthShootersSupply.com
    See if this will work for you. They are cheap enough and fit in a drill just fine.
    What do you use to clean the inside of the case neck with then?
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    Unread 10-01-2013, 07:29 AM
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    Re: Steel wool brass prep

    I only use a simple nylon brush. I have read that neck tension is better not cleaning fouling off. I do clean primer pockets.
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    Unread 10-01-2013, 08:54 AM
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    Re: Steel wool brass prep

    I have always used steel wool to clean the neck with ..
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    Unread 10-01-2013, 11:50 AM
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    Re: Steel wool brass prep

    I also use steel wool
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    Unread 10-01-2013, 12:48 PM
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    Re: Steel wool brass prep

    I too use wire wool with power adapter on my drill. I have been thinking recently that a spin in a tumbler with stainless steel or ultra sonic clean every 5 fires or so would be a good idea to clear carbon build up.

    What you guys think?
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