walnut or corncob

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by submoa, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. submoa

    submoa Well-Known Member

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    what are you guys useing to tumble your brass in ??????
     
  2. SBruce

    SBruce Well-Known Member

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    Walnut here.
     

  3. CogburnR

    CogburnR Well-Known Member

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    walnut
     
  4. 7mmSendaro

    7mmSendaro Well-Known Member

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    I switched to corn cob because it seems to leave less dusty residue on the cases. Maybe I just had a bad batch of walnut, but my cases came out very dusty.
     
  5. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    Walnut... ORRRR....reptile bedding from the pet store
     
  6. ilscungilli

    ilscungilli Well-Known Member

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    I was using corncob, but got tired of picking the little bits out of my primer pockets, so I switched over to walnut.
     
  7. Joe King

    Joe King Well-Known Member

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    either, never noticed a difference
     
  8. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Stainless Tumbling Media and in love. Clean inside and out including the primer pockets. Always comes out looking like unfired brass.

    Jeff
     
  9. dbhostler

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    Used CC with Dillon polish for years, then went to SS.
    db
     
  10. SBruce

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    Wow, even the pockets get cleaned?

    That would save me a step in the load process if I could get them clean when tumbling. Walnut has never done any good in the primer pockets for me.
     
  11. madman

    madman Well-Known Member

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    Yes, the brass looks nearly new. Clean and shiny inside and out. I was so impressed when Broz showed me a batch he had just cleaned... I ordered my own STM kit. Should be here this afternoon.

    --md
     
  12. dbhostler

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    One thing I have noticed with the SS media is if you tumble 3 to 4 hours the media will ping the neck edge so you will have to clean up the lip before you seat a bullet. I ran into this problem when seating bullets in very tight seating die, the neck expanded enough that I couldn't seat the bullets in the case. Camfering the lip with a tool fixed that.
    db
     
  13. SBruce

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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?
     
  14. SBruce

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    Do you think it pinged it enough to cause premature neck hardening?