Pistachio case cleaner media?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by ultralightbackpacker, Sep 6, 2010.

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  1. ultralightbackpacker

    ultralightbackpacker Member

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    I was just eating a bunch of pistachio today and had a lame idea :what:. Why not use Pistachio shells for cleaning media? I mean seriously? If they are clean and no residue of salt, why not?

    Anyone tried it?
     
  2. Rollis R. Karvellis

    Rollis R. Karvellis Member

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    Other then grinding them down to a usable size I can't think of any reason why they would not work.
     
  3. loadedround

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    Think salt residue unless washed and rinsed throughly. Not a good idea.
     
  4. jcwit

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    I think there gets to be a point where saving a few cents gets to be ridiculous. Ground corn cob shipped to your door for less than $25.00 for a 40 # bag will last the avg. reloader a heck of a long time. And no worry about salt or attempting to grind it up.

    Google drillspot.com and search for blasting media.
     
  5. budman46

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    cleaned of salt, they might just work, ultra. one thing's for sure...they wouldn't get stuck in primer pockets! :)

    budman
     
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