Any harm in tumbling bullets?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by CamoToe1, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. CamoToe1

    CamoToe1 New Member

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    Picked these up from my lgs. Got them for less than 1/2 price of new stock since they were from an estate sale. Is there any harm in tumbling these in walnut media before loading em up? Should I just shoot them with the tarnish?

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  2. mseric

    mseric New Member

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    You will not do any harm to those bullets by tumbling them.

    Personally, I would just shoot em.
     

  3. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    Why would you concern yourself over tarnished bullets? A bargain buy on bullets today is a major find. :)
     
  4. towboater

    towboater Active Member

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  5. gunnut07

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    Because someone of us take pride in what we load. Call me crazy but I like my loads to look as good as they perform.

    I would tumble them in some walnut to get the big stuff then I would finish them off in some cobb to get them nice in shiny.
     
  6. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Polish them up. You won't hurt them
     
  7. CamoToe1

    CamoToe1 New Member

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    Already loaded 20 (.308) tarnished in .5 gr increments from 42.5-44.0 gr varget. The tarnish isn't terrible but you can feel it. Got to thinking, why take time to work up a load and not take the time to make sure the bullets are as consistent as possible?
     
  8. vincent

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    Was gonna say the same thing...

    Not particularly necessary to have shiny reloads but it lines up well with my OCD...;)
     
  9. As robocop said, the tumbling will not harm or deform them. All you have to lose is a bit of time and electricity. (Unless you have a hamster powered tumbler.)
     
  10. jebsca

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    I need one! Maybe that will be the tool to get this reloading thing to save money. Do you have a link for one? May also need help getting it by the boss. May just have to see what I can find....
     
  11. CamoToe1

    CamoToe1 New Member

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    OCD For The Win!

    ***No hamsters were harmed in the making of this post

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  12. stag556

    stag556 New Member

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    Nice job definitely worth the extra time.
     
  13. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    Some of us are proud of our reloads. We want them to look good?:rolleyes: There are 2 kinds of ammunition. That which is accurate and that which is not. Tarnished brass does not determine the reliability. :)
     
  14. JW357

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    We had a hampster once. We named him Chipotle.

    It doesn't do any harm and makes the OP feel better about it. He's not forcing YOU to tumble your boolits. What do you care?
     
  15. towboater

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    want a range report. The cleaned versus the tarnished. :D
     
  16. bradam

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    Most of the time I feel the same way about my truck:D
     
  17. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    personally, i'd tumble them too. it's not like it's costing a lot of labor to do it to have some nice and shiny bullets for reloading. the hardest part is getting them out of the media.
     
  18. sdiver35

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    That's why you lay claim to a colander from the kitchen. 5 gallon bucket, colander sits on the rim, pour in media with bullets. Shake and media is now in the bucket and bullets are media free. I do this for my brass too.
     
  19. nitestalker

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    Why not polish your "Primers"? Even new primers are often tarnished. Now lets see who can separate the mouse sh&t from the Buck Wheat? ;):D
     
  20. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    So I suppose you don't wash your car?

    Polish your shoes?

    Vacuum your rugs?

    None of that helps with the function of those items but people do it anyways...I wonder why...:rolleyes:

    Just let it go bud...:)