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longunner 01-21-2013 06:04 PM

Cleaning brass
 
What are some ways that you guys clean your once fired brass besides a tumbler? Also, how many times can you safely get a new reload out of them before you have to pitch them?

ccrow175 01-21-2013 06:40 PM

I use simple green, hot water and a 5 gallon bucket, works great. I've always done it this way, I don't even own a tumbler

longunner 01-21-2013 08:07 PM

What kind of a ratio do you use for the simple green to water

ccrow175 01-21-2013 08:18 PM

3 parts water 1 part simple green, just enough to cover the brass in a bucket. Simple green is a hell of a lot cheaper than cleaning media. Once they're clean rinse them off and set them on a towel to dry overnight, also I don't just let them sit in the simple green, I shake them around and stir it with my hands, works really well

longunner 01-21-2013 09:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ccrow175
3 parts water 1 part simple green, just enough to cover the brass in a bucket. Simple green is a hell of a lot cheaper than cleaning media. Once they're clean rinse them off and set them on a towel to dry overnight, also I don't just let them sit in the simple green, I shake them around and stir it with my hands, works really well

Sweet thanks a lot for the tip I'm just getting into reloading my press and accessories should be here within the week :cool:


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