Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by HotshotJR1590, Apr 24, 2021.
. Your not the only one......
Maybe we will see the shields for sale online one day so we can all be safe.
Wet tumble with car wash and wax after firing with primers removed. The wax protects the brass from tarnishing.
Lube, size, trim, chamfer, debur, remove primer crimp if necessary, uniform primer pocket if necessary, debur flash hole if necessary.
Dry tumble to remove sizing lube and polish.
Jewelry like brass-
I haven't had any problems. It's easier and quicker than white gloves.
To each his own, if you feel the need to tumble after reloading go for it. I’ve not found any credible information on pros or cons for this practice but for me personally I switched to wet tumbling before loading and the brass is like new. I may wash my hands before loading, but haven’t bought white gloves yet and the finished ammo still has enough bling. Good luck.
If your worried about safety and other family members, you should be wet tumbling. There is a huge amount of lead dust in spent cases and with a vibratory tumbler you get exposed to tons of lead dust handling the cases.
Yep, I totally missed the part about it being loaded ammo. Only suggestion I can give is just do it in another room.
As a child living next to a place that everyone did their target shooting we used to pick up live rounds. Just for fun the only thing we could think of was to wrap a single sheet of news paper around each round & put it in one of the holes of a concrete block & light it. When it goes off you will hear a pop but that's about it. It doesn't go boom like it would fired out of a gun.
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