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What some people go through for cleaning 100 pices of brass!

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Rule3, Aug 31, 2021.

  1. Rule3

    Rule3 Member

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    If only Ron Popeil had been a gun guy and was still alive!:)

    Just Set It and Forget It!

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  2. JJFitch

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    That's funny as hell! :) I've thought of that too but thought it was a bit over the top! Now I don't have a vehicle with wheel covers! :)
     
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  3. Mark_Mark

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    Aneal and tumble at the same time!
     
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    I tumble outside dry then when I separated I wear a n95 mask. But, to that point, wet might be the way to go, for the sake of lead exposure
     
  5. mdi

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    I was introduced to wet tumbling in the late '60s. Yes I heard about wet tumbling brass w/ss pins several years ago when I tried a few. To me it isn't worth the mess and extra steps. I don't need pristine primer pockets (after a primer is seated can't see the shine!), and case interiors are hidden after a bullet is seated. The only advantage I've found is visual, cosmetic except they are easy to find in the dirt/grass, and my corn cob blast media gets my 45 ACP and 30-06 shiny/glossy.). Because I can find no practical/useful reason (except "pride" aka ego) I asked...

    Being an educated city boy of Okie/Texan decent I have no idea what "potato farmer" hands are. I'm familiar with old mechanic's hands but first time I've heard potato farmer hands. I assume blunt fingers, heavily calloused hands (or just unwashe, dirty hands?).
     
  6. Demi-human

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    Nope, just stronger than mine.:)
    What’s wrong with dirty hands? You think carpentry is a glamorous job?;)

    I refuse to ream primer pockets on thousands of pistol cases to get Winchester primers to sit below flush in Winchester 45 Auto cases. I have no desire to experience a full auto 1911. Especially by surprise.

    I have since changed purely to a cleaner:cool: CCI, but I can’t give up this pretty.
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    Nor being done in a half hour. I like peace and quiet as much as any other Dad.

    Besides the aforementioned safety measure?
    If you say so!:D
    Pride has been sorely lacking lately in my opinion…

    I’m sure batches of two thousand have more to do with it. But you have to admit, those are nice looking.
    I don’t think we disagree. It is totally personal preference.
    Knowing about wet tumbling for twelve years longer than I’ve been alive, I doubt I would change your mind on it.:)
    Not that I’m trying to. I honestly wouldn’t punish a human to walk a mile in my shoes, even if my brass is better.:p
     
  7. mdi

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    What makes shiny brass safer? At what degree of shine does unsafe start and safe begin? I don't know anyone that has a Gloss Meter so how can I know if my cases are safe?
     
  8. pairof44sp

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    Let’s hear it for cleaning brass, by shooting it in a revolver!

    That’s what I like about straightwall. My barrels may keep getting leady-er, but my brass just stays the same dirty.
     
  9. Demi-human

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    Were we not just talking about primer pockets and slam fires?:scrutiny:

    Well, you enjoy your Labor Day weekend, sir…:confused:
     
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  10. Rule3

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    Somebody was:)

    Heck just use Nickel plated stays much cleaner!:)
     
  11. JD Fla1

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    Still new to this game, but I have found, that if my once fired range pick up brass is shiny clean, with no hard/soap spotting deposits left on it after a wet tumble, my 7.62x51 nato brass slides right through the F.L. resizer die much easier than a poorly cleaned case. It only takes 20 minutes of labor, tops, to clean 500-1k of brass, the tumbling time and air drying time is mute, cause in my case, I have a previously cleaned batch ready to go.
    - note - be stingy on the lemishine, and rinse well with clean soft water, I use rain water that I gather up, might as well, since I live in rainy s.e. fla.;)
     
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    For small amounts of rifle brass when I trim using the Lee Case Length Gauge & Cutter and Lock Stud. While still in the lock stud I run over the outside of the brass with 0000 steel wool. This shines that brass right up & helps smooth any sharp edges that the trimming process created.
     
  13. Gus Chiggins

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    Haha! I do the same sometimes for small batches. Sometimes I'll spin them in a rag with a bit of brass polish while still in the lock stud. My spinner broke so I took the lock stud out of it and put in a cordless drill. Makes me feel good.
     
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