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Unread 11-08-2012, 11:58 AM
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Re: walnut or corncob

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What's involved with the STM kit? Do we have to get a different style of vibratory cleaner to use with the steel media?
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Stainless Tumbling Media | Stainless Tumbling Media Package

It's not a vibratory tumbler. You need the rotary style.... The biggest difference is that you use water.

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    Re: walnut or corncob

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    I don't think so. On other cases I load for factory chambers, I don't bother camfering the neck. Others that have noticed this problem suggest less tumbling time like two hours. The reason I went SS was the way it cleaned the inside of the case. This is the only way I have seen to clean the inside. I've tried chemicals and nothing I have used will remove carbon from inside the case like SS will.
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    Re: walnut or corncob

    How do you dry the cases? I have never liked using wet processes to clean cases due to concerns over left over moisture.
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    Re: walnut or corncob

    I have never seen an ill effect from cleaning with the SSM. I run them for 4 hrs. I always deprime then clean. That gives me a perfectly clean case to size and no carbon on the necks to interfere with the bushing. My last step is always chamfer for a smooth bullet seating. I lay the cases out on paper towels them blot to dry. Then they go into a loading block necks down to dry for a day or so. Or, they go right to the annealer where they are dried in the annealing process.

    And yes!! never have to touch a primer pocket. They look new!!

    Worth every penny, consistent clean and pretty.

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    Re: walnut or corncob

    @7mm,
    After seperating the SS from the cases, I give them a couple quick shakes, roll them in a towel and set them on the ceramic stovetop and heat. Some will let them Sun dry whick is ok, just not quick enough for me.
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    Unread 11-09-2012, 12:22 PM
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    Re: walnut or corncob

    The SSM systems look sweet but with our first baby on the way, my wife seems to think I should be helping save for cribs and diapers and not new stainless media cleaning systems. Women! And seeing as how a new Redding competition die set is sitting at the top of the priority list, I'm curious if a guy could get away with using the stainless media in one of the Harbor Freight type tumblers. I saw where SSM said 'no' because they're round and not hexagon, but I'm curious if this is not 'ideal' or truly a deal breaker. Any thoughts?

    I've also found an older Thumblers Tumbler locally but the tumbler bin appears to be pretty small - like maybe 2/3's that of an old coffe can. Would this be too small? Surely couldn't run 50 rounds through it at once.

    Thanks for any thoughts.
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    Unread 11-09-2012, 12:29 PM
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    Re: walnut or corncob

    Don't know if round would work or not...the smaller tumbler should work, you would have to reduce the amount of brass and SS you could put in.
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