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Tumbling media

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by glockky, Jun 24, 2013.

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  1. glockky

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    I have seen the link on here before for the bulk tumbling media. I was thinking it was from drillspot but I couldn't find it on there website. If someone could give me the link I would appreciate it. thanks
     
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  3. glockky

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    Any recommendations on grit size? Preferably the size that will not get caught in primer pockets.
     
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    And how much do they charge for shipping? It wont let me calculate shipping without starting an account which involves me adding my credit card number. thanks for the link jcwit
     
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    i got the lizard stuff at the pet store. it plugs up hollow points like crazy
     
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    Thanks for the help
     
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    the Lizard stuff works great as an initial brass cleaner (walnut shells). Dont tell me you use it to tumble loaded HP rounds? Of course it plugs it up??

    I bought a ten pound bag for less them $10 dollars.

    I have not had a problem with any primer pockets getting plugged.
     
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    Are you tumbling already loaded rounds?
     
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    yes. me like shiny factory brass.
     
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    Yes. Did it once. Wont be doin it again. I thought the grains were small enough that they would hopefully pour right out. They didnt
     
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    Has that Zorotools got walnut? All I can find is corn cob.
     
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    I just received three bags of 1420 (that's my preference) from Zoro. Good price and free shipping for orders over $50.
     
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    Remember 10 lbs of walnut is not anywhere near as great amount as 10 lbs of corn cob. In my experience corn cob cleans and polishes just as well as walnut, and being lighter it puts less stress on the tumbler.
     
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    Another good source for what they call "blast media" in both corn cob and walnut is Graingers, in most of the larger cities.

    They're very nice to deal with, because many of their customers spend a thousand dollars (or more) a month with them; and if they don't have it in stock, they'll get it from their warehouse - at no extra charge.
     
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    I just picked up 25 pounds of 24 grit (their finer one) walnut shell from Harbor Freight. In stock at the store. Cost was 23.99 IIRC.
     
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    The larger grit of cob (12/20) will definitely get stuck in primer holes. The finer grit (20/40) will not get stuck and pours out easily. Grainger seems to have the best prices these days. Add a little Nufinish polish and a cut-up dryer sheet to trap and remove the crud that gets cleaned off the brass.
     
  18. Sgt. Stiglitz

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    I got tired of tossing my media out when it got so dirty and dusty it wouldn't clean anymore so I stuck it in a 400-600tc pillow case twisted it shut, flex tied it to be sure and tossed it in the washer. Came out looking brand new. Do it alone, not with other cloths and I let it air dry...........
     
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    ^+1. Corn cob doesn't "wear out." It just gets dirty. And it is ridiculously easy to clean. You don't even need to throw it in the washing machine. A tumbler full can be cleaned in 2 minutes with a plastic bag and a few cups of tap water.
     
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    Well you now have a contaminated cloths washer. Not a good thing for your family's health.

    You should clean it out with D-Lead.
     
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    Here's a thought, 25 lbs. of walnut is nowhere as much as 25 lbs. of corn cob.

    Think 1 lb. of feathers and 1 lb. of lead.
     
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