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Old 02-07-2004, 12:35 PM
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Default What type of tumbler media do you prefer?

Just wondering which type of media you prefer to use in your tumbler, corncob or ground walnut hulls?

The brass I have isn't too nasty. I don't, and won't, be collecting any brass other than that which I fired. My 22-250 brass is pretty cleam except for a little powder residue and mild tarnish because it never hits the ground (gotta love controlled feed bolts, eh!). My .45 brass is a little dirtier because it hits the ground when fired (semi-auto pistol), but like I said, I only collect the brass I've just fired. I don't pick up the brass other people have left on the range that's had a chance to become really scuzzy.

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Old 02-07-2004, 03:44 PM
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I've been using corncob with excellent success.
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Old 02-07-2004, 04:45 PM
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I use corncob media and treat it with Iosso brass polish or Midway's Frankford Arsenal brass polish. It puts a tremendous shine on the brass, even better than new! My brass doesn't ever hit the ground either so it doesn't get in bad shape to begin with.
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Old 02-07-2004, 05:32 PM
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I use walnut media for an initial cleaning before resizing and then follow up with treated corncob to clean off the sizing lube and polish to cases all nice & shiney.
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Old 02-07-2004, 09:25 PM
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Pet store walnut, and pet store corncob. I add a bit of Midway's brass polish to the corncob.
Walnut and corncob are both about $5 for 25 pounds when bought as pet litter, vs $1 to $2 per pound as reloading supplies.
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Old 02-07-2004, 10:41 PM
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thats a good idea charley, i havent bought any media yet since i still have the stuff from the kit but i might have to pich up some walnut hulls to try alongside the cob.
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Old 02-08-2004, 03:09 PM
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Corn cob and brass polish. My brass doesn't get too tarnished.
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Old 02-08-2004, 05:27 PM
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Corn Cob
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Old 02-09-2004, 08:39 AM
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I buy treated corncob from Sinclair Intl.
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