Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Best tumbler media?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by ArkansasFatboy, Jan 4, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. ArkansasFatboy

    ArkansasFatboy Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2006
    Messages:
    158
    Location:
    Jonesboro Arkansas
    Guys what is your favorite tumbler media. I have used walnut and corncob and both seem to work well is there any pluses or minuses to these or any other medias
     
  2. Bula

    Bula Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2006
    Messages:
    914
    Location:
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Walnut works faster but I think corn cob get's them shinier. I use a 50/50 mix and it works great.
     
  3. The Bushmaster

    The Bushmaster Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2005
    Messages:
    7,875
    Location:
    Ava, Missouri
    Olsen's Media...Finely ground corncob with chromium oxide. Does an excellent job and will not stick in flash holes. :D
     
  4. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    48,950
    Location:
    Alabama
    Chromium Oxide? Where from?
     
  5. tbeb

    tbeb Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2002
    Messages:
    852
    Location:
    Northwest Indiana
    About 15 years ago, someone gave me a lifetime supply of ground corncob. I don't mix anything with it, and I'm satisfied with the results.
     
  6. The Bushmaster

    The Bushmaster Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2005
    Messages:
    7,875
    Location:
    Ava, Missouri
    Walkalong...Remember...I'm picky.:neener:

    Olson's Media
    5040 Cornell Road
    Agoura Hills, CA. 91301
    818 706 1710

    The last time I ordered some from him it cost me $3.00 + shipping for 2 lbs. Stuff's not the cheapest in town, but I like it better then plain ol' corncob. walnut. kitty litter or iguana litter.
     
  7. Pumpkinheaver

    Pumpkinheaver Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2003
    Messages:
    1,255
    Location:
    missouri
    I have always used walnut shells with midway/frankford arsenal brass polish.
     
  8. oscar

    oscar Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    212
    Location:
    illinois
    Corncob and Turtlewax.
     
  9. toecutter

    toecutter Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2006
    Messages:
    123
    Location:
    Peoples Democratic Republic of **********
    Corncob, both fine ground media, and thicker bird bedding (only for larger cases). Usually with some frankford arsenal brass polish, or with a little bit of valve compound.
     
  10. The Bushmaster

    The Bushmaster Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2005
    Messages:
    7,875
    Location:
    Ava, Missouri
    Valve compound? You mean Lapping compound?:what:
     
  11. OLD DOMENION

    OLD DOMENION Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2007
    Messages:
    81
    Best tumbler media

    PET'S MART
    Walnut hulls..$15 for a 25 pound bag
    Corn Cob.......$15 for a 15 pound bag
    Both are untreated so, you can add your desired adatives.
     
  12. SIRVEYR666

    SIRVEYR666 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2005
    Messages:
    379
    Location:
    Michigan
    My brother suggested plain white rice. I haven't tried it yet, but it seems like it would work okay. Anyone tried it?
     
  13. dcloco

    dcloco Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2006
    Messages:
    319
    Rice leaves a residue and a whitish color.

    Like medium corn cob with your favorite additive...and fine for the super polish.
     
  14. tomhorn

    tomhorn Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    59
    Location:
    Katy Texas
    media

    how long do you use it and what kind of cleaner do yall use >>
     
  15. Lone_Gunman

    Lone_Gunman Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    8,056
    Location:
    United Socialist States of Obama
    Where in Petsmart do you find corn cobb and ground walnut hulls?
     
  16. CrackerJim

    CrackerJim Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2006
    Messages:
    106
    Location:
    SW Florida
    Ground walnut is in the reptile shelves.

    Jim
     
  17. gns4me

    gns4me Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2005
    Messages:
    25
    Walnut shell with a squirt of turtle wax brand polishing/rubbing compound( thinned with alcohol) to clean then corncob with turtle wax to buff and shine. I was blessed to have two tumblers.
     
  18. HiWayMan

    HiWayMan Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2004
    Messages:
    895
    Location:
    NE Ohio
    Not in my experience. Works just as good as other medias as far as I'm concerned, and at $7/20lbs it is the cheapest as well.
     
  19. The Bushmaster

    The Bushmaster Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2005
    Messages:
    7,875
    Location:
    Ava, Missouri
    You people sure go to a lot of trouble to get shinny cases. A whole hell of a lot more then I do...:D
     
  20. ocharry

    ocharry Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2006
    Messages:
    217
    Location:
    north east missouri
    i like ceramic and water,,, never wears out;)

    ocharry:D
     
  21. Idano

    Idano Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2006
    Messages:
    933
    tomhorn, I use a 50/50 mix of walnut and corn cob. Since I have been adding a cap full of Nu-finish and a replacing a used dryer sheet (cut into 12 pieces) with every batch of brass I don't see a need to replace the media yet and so far I have run about 10,000 rounds through it, some with case lube. I swear the dryer is cleaning the media removing the dust. I started using the Nu-finish and dryer sheet about a couple months ago when I came across it on a thread here on some old media I was about to change. Now after two months the media looks new and it is cleaning the cases within 1-1/2 hours to the point where they look new. The Nu-finish and dryer sheet has been the best advice I have received
     
  22. USSR

    USSR Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2005
    Messages:
    8,582
    Location:
    Finger Lakes Region of NY
    Walnut shell media sprayed with non-ammonia Glass Plus window cleaner. One hour of tumbling and you have clean brass.

    Don
     
  23. Luggernut

    Luggernut Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2006
    Messages:
    324
    I'm with Bushmaster... I'm not too concerned with shinny cases... just clean is what I want. If it comes out shinny I'm ok with it... just not my priority.
     
  24. The Bushmaster

    The Bushmaster Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2005
    Messages:
    7,875
    Location:
    Ava, Missouri
    I like my brass shinny, but I won't go to that length to get it. If it won't shine up and it looks real shabby...Trash. Otherwise it gets the regular treatment and stored...:)
     
  25. LoneCoon

    LoneCoon Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2006
    Messages:
    638
    Location:
    Ohio
    Man, you all have tumblers, I just use my dryer.

    Going 50/50 with walnut and corncob.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page