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RCBS Sidewinder case tumbler

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by donki1967, May 24, 2019.

  1. donki1967

    donki1967 Member

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    Hi,

    I need an opinion on a rcbs case tumbler that I follow on a bidding.
    I know that it is a very expensive tool, but is it really worth such a high price?
     
  2. drband

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    Depends on your need for SHINY brass. There are cheaper options unless you get a really good deal.
    Frankford Arsenal, Lyman, Hornady all make good rotary wet tumblers. Just compare and pick. (Some include SS pins and some don't.)
     
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  3. donki1967

    donki1967 Member

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    And if I need to compare the final result in cleanness, which brand -model gives the best results?
     
  4. drband

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    They are all basically the same... you won't be able to tell.
     
  5. donki1967

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    Thanks, I will try to win the bid
    with a reasonable price.
     
  6. dannyd

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    be careful if its to old the bottom will fall out of the barrel because of old glue. A FART is a better unit now holds more brass. I have had both.
     
  7. donki1967

    donki1967 Member

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    It's never used, so it should last for a long time if I win the bid.
    A question, sorry what is a FART?
     
  8. drband

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    FART=Frankford Arsenal Rotary Tumbler
     
  9. dannyd

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    My sidewinder was brand new and the bottom came off the first time I ran it. If you want to get into wet tumbling look up the Frankford Arsenal equipment. Sidewinder came from Brownells, so I had no problem returning it.
     
  10. Stevie-Ray

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    ......nah, too easy.:rofl:
     
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  11. Rembrandt

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    Have both an RCBS Sidewinder and a Dillon CV2001 vibratory unit....Dillon does a much better job on the brass. Use the Sidewinder wet with ceramic media for cleaning suppressor baffles, does a great job.
     
  12. donki1967

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    And what about the lyman Cyclone Rotary?
    I dropped the RCBS bid,
    currently over 223$ and for this price it's possible to buy a NIB Lyman cyclone.

    Is the Lyman body made of plastic or metal?
     
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