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glockky
June 24, 2013, 12:00 PM
I have seen the link on here before for the bulk tumbling media. I was thinking it was from drillspot but I couldn't find it on there website. If someone could give me the link I would appreciate it. thanks

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jcwit
June 24, 2013, 12:46 PM
DrillSpot has went over the top price wise.

Here's the latest.

http://www.zorotools.com/g/Blast%20Media/00054305/

glockky
June 24, 2013, 12:57 PM
Any recommendations on grit size? Preferably the size that will not get caught in primer pockets.

glockky
June 24, 2013, 01:03 PM
And how much do they charge for shipping? It wont let me calculate shipping without starting an account which involves me adding my credit card number. thanks for the link jcwit

jcwit
June 24, 2013, 01:21 PM
I would suggest 20/40 grit, no plugging of primer pockets or flash holes.

At bottom of page I gave a link to is a page for shipping & payments, here is a link to that page

http://www.zorotools.com/pages/zorotools_info/payment_shipping/

Potatohead
June 24, 2013, 01:37 PM
i got the lizard stuff at the pet store. it plugs up hollow points like crazy

glockky
June 24, 2013, 01:49 PM
Thanks for the help

LeftyTSGC
June 24, 2013, 02:23 PM
the Lizard stuff works great as an initial brass cleaner (walnut shells). Dont tell me you use it to tumble loaded HP rounds? Of course it plugs it up??

I bought a ten pound bag for less them $10 dollars.

I have not had a problem with any primer pockets getting plugged.

Ranger Roberts
June 24, 2013, 02:43 PM
i got the lizard stuff at the pet store. it plugs up hollow points like crazy

Are you tumbling already loaded rounds?

Potatohead
June 24, 2013, 04:24 PM
yes. me like shiny factory brass.

Potatohead
June 24, 2013, 04:27 PM
the Lizard stuff works great as an initial brass cleaner (walnut shells). Dont tell me you use it to tumble loaded HP rounds? Of course it plugs it up??

I bought a ten pound bag for less them $10 dollars.

I have not had a problem with any primer pockets getting plugged.
Yes. Did it once. Wont be doin it again. I thought the grains were small enough that they would hopefully pour right out. They didnt

JohnM
June 24, 2013, 04:34 PM
Has that Zorotools got walnut? All I can find is corn cob.

hentown
June 24, 2013, 06:39 PM
I just received three bags of 1420 (that's my preference) from Zoro. Good price and free shipping for orders over $50.

jcwit
June 24, 2013, 07:53 PM
Remember 10 lbs of walnut is not anywhere near as great amount as 10 lbs of corn cob. In my experience corn cob cleans and polishes just as well as walnut, and being lighter it puts less stress on the tumbler.

ambidextrous1
June 24, 2013, 08:08 PM
Another good source for what they call "blast media" in both corn cob and walnut is Graingers, in most of the larger cities.

They're very nice to deal with, because many of their customers spend a thousand dollars (or more) a month with them; and if they don't have it in stock, they'll get it from their warehouse - at no extra charge.

Alland
June 24, 2013, 11:03 PM
I just picked up 25 pounds of 24 grit (their finer one) walnut shell from Harbor Freight. In stock at the store. Cost was 23.99 IIRC.

medalguy
June 25, 2013, 02:54 AM
The larger grit of cob (12/20) will definitely get stuck in primer holes. The finer grit (20/40) will not get stuck and pours out easily. Grainger seems to have the best prices these days. Add a little Nufinish polish and a cut-up dryer sheet to trap and remove the crud that gets cleaned off the brass.

Sgt. Stiglitz
July 9, 2013, 02:36 PM
I just picked up 25 pounds of 24 grit (their finer one) walnut shell from Harbor Freight. In stock at the store. Cost was 23.99 IIRC.

I got tired of tossing my media out when it got so dirty and dusty it wouldn't clean anymore so I stuck it in a 400-600tc pillow case twisted it shut, flex tied it to be sure and tossed it in the washer. Came out looking brand new. Do it alone, not with other cloths and I let it air dry...........

GLOOB
July 9, 2013, 05:04 PM
^+1. Corn cob doesn't "wear out." It just gets dirty. And it is ridiculously easy to clean. You don't even need to throw it in the washing machine. A tumbler full can be cleaned in 2 minutes with a plastic bag and a few cups of tap water.

jcwit
July 9, 2013, 05:53 PM
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I just picked up 25 pounds of 24 grit (their finer one) walnut shell from Harbor Freight. In stock at the store. Cost was 23.99 IIRC.

I got tired of tossing my media out when it got so dirty and dusty it wouldn't clean anymore so I stuck it in a 400-600tc pillow case twisted it shut, flex tied it to be sure and tossed it in the washer. Came out looking brand new. Do it alone, not with other cloths and I let it air dry...........
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Well you now have a contaminated cloths washer. Not a good thing for your family's health.

You should clean it out with D-Lead.

jcwit
July 9, 2013, 05:56 PM
Here's a thought, 25 lbs. of walnut is nowhere as much as 25 lbs. of corn cob.

Think 1 lb. of feathers and 1 lb. of lead.

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