Cleaning brass

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by longunner, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. longunner

    longunner New Member

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    What are some ways that you guys clean your once fired brass besides a tumbler? Also, how many times can you safely get a new reload out of them before you have to pitch them?
     
  2. ccrow175

    ccrow175 New Member

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    I use simple green, hot water and a 5 gallon bucket, works great. I've always done it this way, I don't even own a tumbler
     

  3. longunner

    longunner New Member

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    What kind of a ratio do you use for the simple green to water
     
  4. ccrow175

    ccrow175 New Member

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    3 parts water 1 part simple green, just enough to cover the brass in a bucket. Simple green is a hell of a lot cheaper than cleaning media. Once they're clean rinse them off and set them on a towel to dry overnight, also I don't just let them sit in the simple green, I shake them around and stir it with my hands, works really well
     
  5. longunner

    longunner New Member

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    Sweet thanks a lot for the tip I'm just getting into reloading my press and accessories should be here within the week :cool: