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Productive day off

Postby Thib » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:16 pm

Figured I would get a head start before shooting weather sneaks up on me... BTW, if you ever wondered what stainless media wet tumbled brass looks like, there you go!

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Re: Productive day off

Postby SirSqueeboo » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:22 pm

Too pretty to shoot.
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Re: Productive day off

Postby demjones » Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:16 pm

Nice! I agree with SS.
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Re: Productive day off

Postby Blast54 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:19 pm

Now I have to google wet stainless. Guess I have been out of the loop too long.

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Re: Productive day off

Postby Blast54 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:22 pm

Never mind.... I am tooo cheap!
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Re: Productive day off

Postby x45 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:26 am

nice quality, that media does a good job!
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Re: Productive day off

Postby Thib » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:57 am

Yes, It was pricey... Think I paid $200+ for the model B kit. However, I was starting from scratch and had nothing, so I decided to go with the stainless for a couple of reasons. The first was that there is virtually no dust or airborne particles at any step of the process. I have kids, so I figured this was a solid choice for health reasons alone (the 1st pour off looks like used motor oil). The second reason was the results, yeah, it can be a pain to deprime before... but well worth it in my mind (plus the primer pockets are clean as well). I have plenty of brass, so I always have a thousand + already clean and ready to go. I also notice I can pick out imperfections easier when they are that clean...

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Re: Productive day off

Postby demjones » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:30 pm

Once you've separated the brass and the stainless media, what's your process for returning the media to the Model B in a reasonably dry condition?
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Re: Productive day off

Postby Thib » Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:17 pm

Well, I didn't get the media separator. I modified an old plastic kitchen strainer to allow the media to drop through, but the brass to stay in. After cleaning is complete, I dump off 90% of the nasty water and fill and dump off 3 or 4 more times to get all the dirty stuff out. I then fill and dump the entire contents into a big pot with my strainer in it. Shake it around, and it is mostly stainless free. I pour the water and pins back into the tumbler and pour off as much as possible without losing any media. Basically, I just leave it open if I'm not doing another run and the water evaporates in a couple of days.
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Re: Productive day off

Postby Pistola » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:17 pm

Thib,

How long does it take to get the brass cleaned? I don't know anything about reloading, but I want to start doing it and was recently told by someone that when I start buying equipment I should not get a vibrator or tumbler, but I should get an ultrasonic cleaner. Would an ultrasonic cleaner get the brass as nice as yours looks?

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