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Missouribound 05-02-2011 01:43 AM

Stainless steel media
Bought the media, bought the Thumlers tumbler. Used both the first time today on some 9mm and .38 spec. Brass came out shiny like new inside and out including the primer pocket. Now I'm happy.

Dzscubie 05-02-2011 04:38 AM

What kind of media? Stainless steel? Where did you find it and who makes it please?


Eric0424 05-02-2011 04:50 AM

Might not be the particular media he's using but here's a link anyway.

Stainless Steel Reloading Supplies | Tumblers, Seperators, Media & More!

Jesse17 05-02-2011 04:56 AM

I looked at that link, but why would you use something harder than brass to clean/polish brass?

Won't it prematurely thin the brass?

Dzscubie 05-02-2011 05:14 AM

So this is a "wet" media and you have to use a roll-tumbler. Anyone know if it will work in a vibra-tumbler dry?


spittinfire 05-02-2011 11:37 AM

scubie, I'm going to say no. They are thin sticks so just vibrating them won't make them move, only settle. In order to get the media to move in and around the brass you would have to roll it.

Missouribound 05-02-2011 06:29 PM

Stainless steel media
It's used wet, in a tumbler, not a vibratory type
Stainless, Zinc, Aluminum and Copper Cut Wire Shot - Pellets, LLC
I spoke with Kevin, who assisted me in ordering the proper size. They are basically short, thin pins which work very well inside and out and clean quite well. I did a bit of shopping around, and this was the one with the best price, $5.00 per pound, with a 5 pound min.

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