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Old 05-06-2009, 12:22 AM   #11
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i took a chance and tumbled the ammo....1hr30mins in the tumbler with a lil polish and the old ammo looks as good if not better than new......time to reload 1200rds...:/

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4 people gave you the same answer. Then you take the advice and trash it and go ahead and do it anyways.

All I can say is ponch picture seeing as I am not allowed to post it in the general forums because MattG told me not to.

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I ran this question by a guy I know who has loaded for a lot of years longer than I have. He advised that he doesn't think twice about tumbling live ammo.

When I inquired as to why, and mentioned some of the issues brought out in this thread, he told me that he has been to some of the ammo loading plants (olin I think) and said they ALWAYS tumble live ammo before they package it. He said they do indeed have a round or two go off now and then but no damage is caused when that happens. Also, the huge numbers of live rounds they tumble daily negates any statistical probability of harm by a round going off in a tumbler. Besides, since no pressure builds up as it would in a chamber of a gun, there is no real harm.

My understanding is they tumble live stuff the same reason I've done it -to remove any residue from the loading process which might fowl the gun after repeated firings.

I'm not at all trying to start a war here. However, it appears there are more than one way to view this practice.

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Yup and why kind of powder do they use?

BALL ball powder is less susceptible to tumbling. Still It is amazing that olin and all these companies let so many people into and onto their manufacturing floor.

All I can say is that there is no way in hell a ammunition company lets ammo go off in its manufacturing facility. That there has to be the dumbest statement I have seen on here in a while. Man you get a ponch picture too......

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A thread like this is rendered useless when good advice is tossed out. Which makes me wonder why it was posted in the first place...

It's been long since known in the psyche circles, that some people do this for attention. Is this the case here? PROBABLY...

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Would you pull the bullets and tumble them to get the corrosion off of them?

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Tumbling ANY powder, ball, spherical, or extruded, is VERY, VERY, DANGEROUS. Why? For two reasons:

1. There is a coating on all powder types called "deterrent" coating. The purpose of this coating is to establish the burn rate of that particular powder as well as to preserve the powder granule in it's original shape and consistency. (It's almost like the candy coating on medicine which determines the absorption rate and allows it to disolve at the correct rate)Tumbling destroys this coating!

2. Tumbling breaks the powder down into a fine powder. This DRAMATICALLY increases the burn rate and pressure to dangerous levels, and especially in an older gun. Breaking up the powder granules also has the effect of decreasing the volume of powder in the case and this subsequently increases the air space in the case. This in itself is a dangerous situation.


Now, anyone smart enough to understand this should be smart enough to comprehend the danger. That being said, anyone that tumbles live ammo and then shoots it deserves to have their gun and their face permanently disfigured as a reminder of how STUPID they were!

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