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Tumbling loaded ammo?

 
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Old 01-19-2012, 01:07 AM
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Re: Tumbling loaded ammo?

If vibration was so detrimental to powder function we wouldn't be able to ship ammo or drive with it in our cars.

Test it for yourself. Tumble some dummy rounds for say... 12 hours. Then pull the bullet and examine the powder. This has been done and done. Google it.

I tumble live ammo after processing it through my progressive press to remove case lube. I have no fears what so ever of it affecting my powder.
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Old 01-19-2012, 01:10 AM
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Re: Tumbling loaded ammo?

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If vibration was so detrimental to powder function we wouldn't be able to ship ammo or drive with it in our cars.

Test it for yourself. Tumble some dummy rounds for say... 12 hours. Then pull the bullet and examine the powder. This has been done and done. Google it.

I tumble live ammo after processing it through my progressive press to remove case lube. I have no fears what so ever of it affecting my powder.
Depends entirely on whether the vehicle has square tires or is driven on Michigan (potholed) roads......

I never knew why Monroe Shock Absorber was located in Monroe County, Michigan until I mover here. The colunty is a test track for shock life......
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Old 01-19-2012, 01:14 AM
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Re: Tumbling loaded ammo?

Commercial manufacturers do it. I never have, don't see the need but I wouldn't be
afraid to do it for a short time. If I have old ammo that is tarnished I spin them in a cordless and use steel wool. If I see any corrosion I pull them apart. A stuck bullet can
stretch the case neck into the throat and drive pressures off the charts. I tumble before
loading to get the lube off.
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Old 01-19-2012, 01:18 AM
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Re: Tumbling loaded ammo?

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I tumble before
loading to get the lube off.
Tough to do in a progressive press though.
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Old 01-19-2012, 02:15 AM
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Re: Tumbling loaded ammo?

I too have tumbled loaded ammo on several occasions without any problems. I was a bit apprehensive ond overly cautious the first time i did it(ran an extension cord to my tumbler into my cerakote oven which is actually an ond safe) and ran it for an hour. Then I talked to a ammo maker that told me it was a common industry practice at one time.

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Old 01-19-2012, 08:25 AM
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Re: Tumbling loaded ammo?

For the guys that have tumbled and then checked the powder..... Have you done that with stick and ball powder? Did you notice any difference?
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Re: Tumbling loaded ammo?

I tried it few years ago and ended up with media in my meplats that could not be removed.

The rounds did look good but were highly inaccurate.
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