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mike6161
April 26, 2008, 02:36 PM
Hi I'm new to reloading and need some stuff. I have all the stuff I have to have now i'm going to get the stuff that would be nice to have. One of them is a tumbler I'm been looking for one that won't cost me an arm and a lag.
i found this one and would like to know more about it is it any good?

http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=587176&t=11082005

what tumbler do you use?

thanks

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arizona98tj
April 26, 2008, 03:47 PM
Just curious.....did you read the reviews for this product on the Midway web site? (they are their for you to look through)

I just did....seems that for the past year plus, that model has been pretty bad. (most recent reviews are at the bottom of the list) I would guess that somewhere along the line, a new manufacturer picked up the product and it went bad from there.

The Bushmaster
April 26, 2008, 03:48 PM
20 year old Lyman Turbo-1200...

snuffy
April 26, 2008, 04:28 PM
This one??
http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=587176

Your link doesn't work. Looks like it's a POS! My old 1292 tumbler from midway works every time I've used it for over ten years.

mike6161
April 26, 2008, 04:43 PM
I can't get the link to work but yes snuffy thats the one.

arizona98tj
April 26, 2008, 04:49 PM
I'll try this again since it didn't work the last time I asked the question.


Hi I'm new to reloading and need some stuff. I have all the stuff I have to have now i'm going to get the stuff that would be nice to have. One of them is a tumbler I'm been looking for one that won't cost me an arm and a lag.
i found this one and would like to know more about it is it any good?

http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpag...176&t=11082005

Just curious.....did you read the reviews for this product on the Midway web site?

mike6161.....So did you read the reviews on the web site?

Afy
April 26, 2008, 05:05 PM
1 Pint Vinegar, 1 Gallon Water, 1 TSB salt, 2 TSB detergent (pwoder) seems to work very well...

Doug b
April 26, 2008, 05:23 PM
Mike I like my Dillon vibratory tumbler and separator (about 20yrs.old now) mainly because you can aggressively separate the media from your casings. This means you can tumble de-capped brass to remove resize lube and get MOST of the media out of the flash hole/primer pocket.A good separator system is a worthwhile investment ihmo. You get what you pay for.

John4me05
April 26, 2008, 05:53 PM
http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/product/standard-item.jsp?_DARGS=/cabelas/en/common/catalog/item-link.jsp_A&_DAV=MainCatcat602007-cat20853_TGP&id=0012554212867a&navCount=2&podId=0012554&parentId=cat20853&masterpathid=&navAction=push&catalogCode=IJ&rid=&parentType=index&indexId=cat20853&hasJS=true

Thats the one i use from Cabelas... Its made Berrys and sold under the Cabelas name... I got it cheaper a couple months ago but it was the best deal i could find... Has worked flawlessly over a few thousand 223s and thousands of pistol brass.. Quiet too.. I can watch tv with it running in the same room

bluetopper
April 26, 2008, 07:27 PM
I like the clear lid on the tunbler on the link you posted.

I just ordered and got in a tumbler from Harbor Freight.

snuffy
April 26, 2008, 08:13 PM
1 Pint Vinegar, 1 Gallon Water, 1 TSB salt, 2 TSB detergent (pwoder) seems to work very well...

WET

Then you have to get them DRY
The chemical wet process involved is the use of acid to remove tarnish. It does NOT smooth the surface like a polishing agent in a vibratory tumbler with a case polish.

RustyFN
April 26, 2008, 08:14 PM
This one.
Rusty
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b8dc36b3127cceb56fcea7772200000026100DZOGblm4Yo

VARifleman
April 26, 2008, 08:24 PM
I use a lyman 1200 auto-flo. It makes it so easy to remove media if you follow their directions.

Walkalong
April 26, 2008, 10:16 PM
20 year old Lyman Turbo-1200...
Me too Bushmaster. It won't quit! I am going to get a Berry's tumbler (http://www.berrysmfg.com/82.php) to help it out soon though.

kennedy
April 26, 2008, 10:32 PM
I bought the one you selected from midway, but I bought the kit, that included corn cob media, polish and a rotery seperator, all have worked great, I think the problems people have with this tumbler is they fill them too full of media and the weight burns them out. I fill mine 2/3rd full. I tried to fill within a inch from the top and it smelt hot after running for an hour, so took some of the media out and works fine.

coyotehitman
April 26, 2008, 10:37 PM
+1 Cabelas brand (Berry's). IMO this is the best tumbler on the market for the money.

jfh
April 26, 2008, 11:11 PM
those late-Eighties Lyman Turbo 1200s are vintage, all right.

I understand the resale value is starting to rise now.

Me three.

Jim H.

Otto
April 26, 2008, 11:29 PM
My next tumbler will be a Ultra Vibe UV-18.
The base is metal (not plastic). The motor has ball bearings (not sleeve bearings).

http://www.buffaloarms.com/browse.cfm/4,5831.html
Kempf's guns has the best price on them.


http://www.buffaloarms.com/prodimg/TT180.jpg

jcwit
April 27, 2008, 12:39 AM
Nice thing about the Cabela's is they are garenteed forever. Don't even need a sales receipt, or so I'm told by their sales people.

rero360
April 27, 2008, 12:56 AM
I have the cabela's one as well, been working just fine for me. I probably don't leave my brass in long enough, I tend to get a bit impatient.

lordgroom
April 27, 2008, 01:12 AM
I have used the Frankford Arsenal Tumbler for about 8 months with no problem. I like it. I bought the kit with the media separator and would up throwing that separator away. It sucked. I then bought the RCBS separator. Cabelas has a similar one for less. I love the RCBS and love that it is enclosed. Much quieter separator.

evan price
April 27, 2008, 08:13 PM
Midway 1292, this time of year it's running nearly all day long most of the week. I keep it clean and it works just fine.

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