Why tumble cases?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by mrbirdguy, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. mrbirdguy

    mrbirdguy New Member

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    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
     
  2. rjd3282

    rjd3282 New Member

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    It protects your dies from being scratched by dirty cases.
     

  3. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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

    BlueTurf New Member

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    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.
     
  5. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    this is also a benefit. splits show up easier to see on case mouths when the case is clean
     
  6. Boyerracing343

    Boyerracing343 New Member Supporter

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