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Old 09-06-2011, 12:56 PM   #1
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do I really need a tumbler to clean the rifle brass?.

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Old 09-06-2011, 01:20 PM   #2
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Nope, you can clean it other ways, but I'd at least wipe it down. I fail to see any reason to chance introducing grit, or material embedded in the brass into the chamber of an expensive firearm, or contaminates into the powder.

I use a tumbler, but that's just me. Whatever works for ya.

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Clean brass is less likely to scratch your dies. It is mucbh easier to inspect for cracks and other damages. A tumbler is not an absolute must, but is makes the process much easier.

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You won't get gigged with demerits for having dirty brass when the Drill Sergent comes through for inspection. Other than that, not so much!

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Tumblers and media are not that expensive. Maybe I'm anal but I prefer my brass clean before reloading. Easier to run through the dies and inspect for defects...

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I tumble mine. Works slick through the weapons action and looks neat besides. You definetly need to remove case lube from your brass, especially inside the case neck. Don't want to contaminate powder.

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ok thanks - I'l just put it on HOLD for awhile and buy the two guns I want.

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Clean brass is happy brass.

Having clean brass can aid in extraction, you can inspect it easier to see if you have any that are getting ready to fail.

I look at it like this. Why would you want to put dirty nasty brass in your nice clean chamber? Kind of like putting dirty gas in your car.

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try Midsouth Shooters Supply. i bought a tumbler and media for less than $40 bucks. the brand is Smart Reloader SR787 and about 6lbs of corncob media. i agree with the others, not absolutely needed, but does help you clean your brass easier and more effectively. i just load mine in the tumbler and let it go for a couple of hours and do other reloading steps while i'm waiting. just a suggestion if you want to check it out. i am glad i added it to my reloading equipment.

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I'l check it out thanks

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