Originally Posted by brewer3401
Thanks to you both.
What is the average time to get brass "perfect" and super shiny if you wash first - and if you don't wash first.
I run mine one cycle on the ultrasonic which is only a few minutes, dry and then about an hour or two in the tumbler and my brass is better than brand new shiny, but honestly you don't need that shiny unless you just want your ammo to look really good, most of the time I just use my ultrasonic and they come out all clean and perfect to reload, I just use the tumbler to make a better shine for the ammo I sell, and yes I am an FFL holder to manufacture and sell ammo BTW. If you don't wash, 3 to 4 hours is usually reasonable in the tumbler if you use corncob media unless the brass is really really dirty, then usually you have to run them overnight