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Old 05-12-2011, 09:39 AM   #11
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EJS54, is it cheaper at a pet store or just easier to come by?

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I use walnut to knock the dust off. It works good for pistol brass as it leaves a light film of walnut oil on the cases. I use corn to polish everything up real nice and shiny.

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I like treated Lizard Litter (walnut) for cleaning and treated corn cob for polishing. I use Midway liquid to treat the walnut and Flitz for the corn cob.

I am really cheap and wash my media about once a year. Fill nylon hose or tube socks with dirty media and tie the open end in a knot making a large sausage looking thing. Several in the washing machine with plenty of soap and HOT water. Double rinse and spread in cookie sheets. In the oven at about 250 degrees for a few hours to dry. Voila! clean fresh media. I store in 3 lb coffee cans til needed. Add liquid treatment when it goes into the tumbler.

Used dryer sheets help keep the dust down and absorb much of the dirt for regular maintainence.

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EJS54, is it cheaper at a pet store or just easier to come by?
If you going to save money by buying it online I doubt its going to be much. This is probably one of those cases where tax beats shipping. I did a quick price search and some places its cheaper some places its more for both online and in store. Walnut media sold as bird or lizard litter seems to be a little cheaper. One complaint I have heard is some brands like to lock themselves in the flash hole in 223 brass. I've never had this issue, hey, just unprime it again

Oh yeah, much easier to come by.
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Hey Robo, how is the new tumbler working out?

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The Frankfort Arsenal tumbler seems to be just fine. I have not run it more than 10-12- hrs total yet, but everything is A OK.

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