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    Case tumbler

    After not cleaning my 9mm brass for 5 or 6 reloads, I think it's finally time to give them a clean.

    Keen on a wet tumbler, but with building my own (might yet), I think I'll head down the dry media route. Sonic cleaners not appeal.

    What are others thoughts and experience on this?

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    After seeing your Mr Bullet feeder you could easily make one. http://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co.n...hlight=Tumbler SS is the way for pistol brass IMO
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    Yeah, righto. I'll slap one up.

    Also, on the bullet feeder; I have better refine this in my head and am about to build a new one, it is less primitive and may actually look more like a brought one
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    Def wet tumbling with stainless steel pins. If you're building your own just make sure it has a water tight seal, nothing worse than a puddle of water on the floor

    Doesn't need to go stupidly fast, just water tight and continuous for @60-90 mins, and then be in a position to separate the media from the cases. I use a rotary separator with a bucket filled of water, pins fall to the bottom while it rinses the cases. Then throw cases onto an el cheapo food dehumidifier for 30 mins, everything spotless, clean and dry.

    To be honest I wish I started with wet tumbling years ago rather than dry, less of a hassle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uplandstalker View Post
    Yeah, righto. I'll slap one up.

    Also, on the bullet feeder; I have better refine this in my head and am about to build a new one, it is less primitive and may actually look more like a brought one
    Make 2
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    It will be about to be used as a case feeder too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kscott View Post
    Then throw cases onto an el cheapo food dehumidifier for 30 mins, everything spotless, clean and dry.
    Why hadn't I heard or thought about that earlier, no more agitated wife with cases in the oven. Thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uplandstalker View Post
    It will be about to be used as a case feeder too.
    I have that part if you could make an affordable bullet feeder that would be great
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    Cool. The ive drawn the parts in CAD and just need to get them cut and assembled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzfubz View Post
    Why hadn't I heard or thought about that earlier, no more agitated wife with cases in the oven. Thank you


    I've got one like this :
    Food Dehydrator Round Adjustable Removable Trays | Trade Me

    Does hundreds of 9mm and quite a few 223 on multiple trays.

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    I haven't used my dehydrator yet but will give it a go.

    Oven works well on 50 with the fan going. The cook hasn't complained.....yet.
    I seperate my media similar to Kscott.


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    Yep, another TM dehydrator dryer user here, works well
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glycerine View Post
    Yep, another TM dehydrator dryer user here, works well
    That's cos your missus hits like Tyson?

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    For the time and effort, walnut media / corn cob are far easier especially for large numbers of pistols cases.
    Having to dry your cases before loading sounds like a pain in the butt.
    The faster you can get them loaded back up, the faster you can get back out there and shoot them all off again.

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    I've always wondered how awesome a whole bunch of fine particulate corn cob/walnut shell dust, nicely laden with lead styphnate etc floating around for you to breathe in is for your health. With a wet tumble it all goes down the sink.

    A side benefit of cleaning the inside of the case as well as the outside, is you can catch a few more cock-ups. Looking over a tray of dosed cases, the odd empty one sticks out like balls. Small split? Same deal.
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