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JonM 11-05-2010 06:43 PM

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whats your favorite media and why?? ive been using walnut but im not happy with the dust it creates when seperating from the cases.

Logan2302 11-05-2010 07:34 PM

A good friend of mine told me to use cheap, bagged, uncooked rice. I plan to try it when my walnut media is used up.

You have to tumble with the primers in because the rice gets stuck in the pockets.

He says it's fast fast fast and pretty cheap.

cpttango30 11-05-2010 08:03 PM

Walnut, Corn Cobb, Rice, ball bearings, old socks.

You can use what ever you want to make your brass clean and shiny.


Same goes with polish. The only thing you want to stay away from is ammonia based brass polish.

anm2_man 11-05-2010 08:34 PM

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Originally Posted by JonM (Post 381130)
whats your favorite media and why?? ive been using walnut but im not happy with the dust it creates when seperating from the cases.

Buy some BOUNCE (Fabric Softener Sheets). I usally cut a sheet into 4 pieces and then throw them in with my Walnut. Will cut down the dust considerably. I also throw in a capful of Nufinish Care polish or Dillon Case polish. That also helps. I have my wife save the used ones that she uses in the dryer, so I don't have to buy any new ones.

Highpower 11-06-2010 12:22 AM

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Originally Posted by JonM (Post 381130)
whats your favorite media and why?? ive been using walnut but im not happy with the dust it creates when seperating from the cases.

You could always go the liquid route and trade the dust for "wet".

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jetgirl 11-06-2010 12:25 AM

I use a mix of corn cob and walnut. The walnut seems to be the maker of most shine...but also of most dust! I'm totally gonna try that drier sheet trick!

JonM 11-06-2010 04:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Highpower (Post 381304)
You could always go the liquid route and trade the dust for "wet".

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i dont have room to lay a lot of brass out to dry. but ill try a mix of corn and nut and dryer sheets mayhap that will help. i like the results of the walnut on the brass looks like factory new. i do use polish and tumble with the old primers in.

my main reloads are 50 AE, 458 winmag, 458 lott, 458 socom, 45 acp, 44 mag, 308 win, 223 rem.

thanks for the suggestions.

Highpower 11-06-2010 05:24 AM

I know some folks that say to add a teaspoon or two of mineral spirits to your media to cut down on the dust. I tried it myself once, but I didn't like the slick film it left on the cases. Others say to use cut up strips of the heavy paper shop towels. I didn't have much luck with that either. I just use the liquid brass polish mixed in and don't get much dust anyway.

Hope you find something that works for you. :)

JonM 11-06-2010 03:01 PM

thanks. you guys gave me some good ideas on cutting the dust and its appreciated.

jpattersonnh 11-06-2010 03:05 PM

The dryed sheet works. I use a 1/2 a used one.


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