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mrbirdguy 11-24-2011 02:59 PM

Why tumble cases?
 
I was wondering why people tumble cases in a case tumbler is there any benefits to downing so? Does it make better ammo I currently dont use one just a primer pocket cleaner

rjd3282 11-24-2011 03:00 PM

It protects your dies from being scratched by dirty cases.

winds-of-change 11-24-2011 03:06 PM

Also makes it easier to inspect the case for blemishes that might make the case dangerous to reuse again.

BlueTurf 11-24-2011 03:08 PM

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Originally Posted by rjd3282 (Post 634889)
It protects your dies from being scratched by dirty cases.

Exactly, it cleans up the brass so that fouling doesn't get in your dies. It not only cleans but smooths the brass also. This is an important step in the process for most loaders. With a tumbler it doesn't take much effort, just toss the brass in there, turn it on and wait a while. If my rifle brass gets really fouled I will even use a polish and rub them down by hand a little before putting them in the tumbler.

JonM 11-24-2011 03:15 PM

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Originally Posted by winds-of-change (Post 634894)
Also makes it easier to inspect the case for blemishes that might make the case dangerous to reuse again.

this is also a benefit. splits show up easier to see on case mouths when the case is clean

Boyerracing343 11-24-2011 05:18 PM

I tumble mine to allow them to be clean while loading, and who doesn't like the look of shiny brass?


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