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Tumbling loaded ammo?

 
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Old 01-19-2012, 01:40 PM
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Re: Tumbling loaded ammo?

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The only reason I wanted to do it is because I have a box of about 70 rounds of some older ammo. I'm not the luckiest guy so I think I'll try the steel wool and try to clean them by hand, although I may do some experimenting and check before and after powder conditions out of curiosity.

Thanks for the plentiful help.

Ryan
Do some Google searches and you should find some guys that have already done the testing. I would post some links but I am at the range right now.

T
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:49 PM
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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......
Amen to that. I was just up in Temperance and Sylvania OH visiting friends and relatives for Christmas...boy I forgot how bad they get...

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Amen to that. I was just up in Temperance and Sylvania OH visiting friends and relatives for Christmas...boy I forgot how bad they get...

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Temperance is about 6 miles from my farm or 8 miles if you count pothole elevations....
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Old 01-21-2012, 06:04 PM
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Re: Tumbling loaded ammo?

It can be done. I wouldn't do it myself.
Go to Wally world and get a bottle of Brasso metal polish, wipe em down.

If you have no more use for the brasso, dump it in your tumling media.
Miles
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:46 PM
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Re: Tumbling loaded ammo?

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Do some Google searches and you should find some guys that have already done the testing. I would post some links but I am at the range right now.

T
Ditto on this one, there's a fellow over on AR15.com who did extensive testing on tumbling live ammo. In long term tumbling, "something more than 24hrs" There was only the slightest surface change to powder granuals "viewable with a microscope" and it resulted in no or very little measure in performance.
Some people say don't do this or that sometimes just because they want to have an oppinion. You could always tumble a few loaded rounds for 24 then 48hrs to find out just how long it does take to actually damage a powder granual.
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Old 05-18-2012, 06:17 PM
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Re: Tumbling loaded ammo?

It's painless or oldpainless on AR15.com who ran the tests.
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