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Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by JonM, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    whats your favorite media and why?? ive been using walnut but im not happy with the dust it creates when seperating from the cases.
     
  2. Logan2302

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    A good friend of mine told me to use cheap, bagged, uncooked rice. I plan to try it when my walnut media is used up.

    You have to tumble with the primers in because the rice gets stuck in the pockets.

    He says it's fast fast fast and pretty cheap.
     

  3. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Walnut, Corn Cobb, Rice, ball bearings, old socks.

    You can use what ever you want to make your brass clean and shiny.


    Same goes with polish. The only thing you want to stay away from is ammonia based brass polish.
     
  4. anm2_man

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    Buy some BOUNCE (Fabric Softener Sheets). I usally cut a sheet into 4 pieces and then throw them in with my Walnut. Will cut down the dust considerably. I also throw in a capful of Nufinish Care polish or Dillon Case polish. That also helps. I have my wife save the used ones that she uses in the dryer, so I don't have to buy any new ones.
     
  5. Highpower

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    You could always go the liquid route and trade the dust for "wet".

    iosso.com: CASE CLEANER & KIT
     
  6. jetgirl

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    I use a mix of corn cob and walnut. The walnut seems to be the maker of most shine...but also of most dust! I'm totally gonna try that drier sheet trick!
     
  7. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    i dont have room to lay a lot of brass out to dry. but ill try a mix of corn and nut and dryer sheets mayhap that will help. i like the results of the walnut on the brass looks like factory new. i do use polish and tumble with the old primers in.

    my main reloads are 50 AE, 458 winmag, 458 lott, 458 socom, 45 acp, 44 mag, 308 win, 223 rem.

    thanks for the suggestions.
     
  8. Highpower

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    I know some folks that say to add a teaspoon or two of mineral spirits to your media to cut down on the dust. I tried it myself once, but I didn't like the slick film it left on the cases. Others say to use cut up strips of the heavy paper shop towels. I didn't have much luck with that either. I just use the liquid brass polish mixed in and don't get much dust anyway.

    Hope you find something that works for you. :)
     
  9. JonM

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    thanks. you guys gave me some good ideas on cutting the dust and its appreciated.
     
  10. jpattersonnh

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    The dryed sheet works. I use a 1/2 a used one.
     
  11. RaySendero

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    JonM,

    I use the corncob media with the powdered polishing additive.

    Why? - Cause it works well.
     
  12. culdee

    culdee New Member

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    media

    If I could kind of piggyback on this....I am having problems getting .223 brass clean inside because it plugs up with the media and stays there. I've tried a couple types of media and assume its because of the bottleneck and small opening. Never had these problems with my 50-140 bell brass :D
     
  13. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    do you have a case/media seperator?? after a vigorous round in the seperator i seldom have a issue with that. but i inspect each case so any that havent come clean do so at that point.
     
  14. Highpower

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    Use a smaller grind of media.... :)