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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Caveman4, Apr 2, 2010.

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  1. the_right_reverend

    the_right_reverend Member

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    No complaints about my frankfort good bang for the buck does the job but I plug mine in and leave for work........

    But if you really need a good long lasting one seriously look at the dillon
    Mine lasted over 15 years
     
  2. deadeye dick

    deadeye dick Member

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    Bought one 2 mos. ago works fine. Do my reloading in the garage and run it in the evenings till late. If I go to bed before they are done I hook up a light timer( for lamps when you go on vacation) so it will go off automaticely, No need to get up
     
  3. cvo

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    I have Two Lyman 1200 Turbo, they work great.
     
  4. TooTaxed

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    I use a FA tumbler for initial fired case polishing with walnut media and polishing liquid, and a Midway tumbler for final cleaning and polish of loaded ammo with corn cob media and a squirt or two of auto polish (just like the commercial ammo producers do!). Many, MANY thousands of rounds over the last fifteen or twenty years, with zero problems...and the loaded ammo won't tarnish!

    I haven't noticed any difference between the tumblers as far as noise or polishing efficiency. I could switch them if I want...that's just how I have them set up now...
     
  5. jhansman

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    My Frankfort is the only one I've owned in three years of reloading. I don't use it every week, but it works every time I fire it up and the brass comes out shiny. More than that I cannot ask.
     
  6. Peter M. Eick

    Peter M. Eick Member

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    My midway 1292 (predecessor to the frankfort) is easily over 10 years old now and still runs just fine. The wires vibrated off maybe 7 years back and I soldered them and the bowl broke (cracked) about 5 years back and midway replaced it for free.

    I used it last weekend with no problems.
     
  7. Balrog

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    I have a Frankford Arsenal/Midway tumbler. I got my first one about 4 yrs ago, and after about 2 years it died. I called Midway, and they replaced the whole thing for free even though it was not under warranty. They sent a new one, and it works fine too. It is loud, and does not have huge capacity, but it seems to get the job done, and I see no need to buy a new one until this one dies.
     
  8. LiveLife

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    You know, Harley Davidsons are loud too - few seem to complain about their "noise" tho ... :D
     
  9. sgte5

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    I am on my second Midway/Frankford tumbler in 30 years. I have done many thousands of rounds over the years and have no complaints. The first tumbler had a wire break after about 10 years but Midway replaced the tumbler at no cost to me. I would buy another if I needed one. Midway has great customer service.
     
  10. lgbloader

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    I have my old Midway 1292 as well and it keeps going and going. A bit small at times and noisy to boot but I tumble in the garage and tumble often so it don't bother me none.

    LGB
     
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