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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by mike6161, Apr 26, 2008.

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  1. mike6161

    mike6161 Member

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    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
     
  2. arizona98tj

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    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.
     
  3. The Bushmaster

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    20 year old Lyman Turbo-1200...
     
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  5. mike6161

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    I can't get the link to work but yes snuffy thats the one.
     
  6. arizona98tj

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    I'll try this again since it didn't work the last time I asked the question.

    mike6161.....So did you read the reviews on the web site?
     
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    1 Pint Vinegar, 1 Gallon Water, 1 TSB salt, 2 TSB detergent (pwoder) seems to work very well...
     
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    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.
     
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    I like the clear lid on the tunbler on the link you posted.

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

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    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.
     
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    This one.
    Rusty
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  13. VARifleman

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    I use a lyman 1200 auto-flo. It makes it so easy to remove media if you follow their directions.
     
  14. Walkalong

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    Me too Bushmaster. It won't quit! I am going to get a Berry's tumbler to help it out soon though.
     
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    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.
     
  16. coyotehitman

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    +1 Cabelas brand (Berry's). IMO this is the best tumbler on the market for the money.
     
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    those late-Eighties Lyman Turbo 1200s are vintage, all right.

    I understand the resale value is starting to rise now.

    Me three.

    Jim H.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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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