Dryer Sheets

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    Dryer Sheets

    I wasnít quite sure where to put this. Moderators, if thereís a better place for this, please move it.

    This post is for the folks here who roll their own.

    Do any of you toss old, used dryer sheets in the tumbler when you polish your brass?

    After a while the media starts to get pretty dirty from the soot and dirt it scrubs off the brass. If you drop two or three used dryer sheets in with a batch of brass, the sheets collect dirt, crap, and corruption out of the media. It helps keep your media cleaner so you can use it longer.

    Iíve been doing this for a while with pretty good success. If you do this, donít use dryer sheets that are new out of the box. They leave fabric softener residue in the media, where the used ones donít
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    I will start doing this.
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    Also works to prevent static cling on your powder measure especially this time of year wipe inside of measure and outside

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    Yup....I do this little trick and I think it does reduce the amount of debris and media powder.
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    I do not reload ammo (but I'd like too), but I have helped a friend do so, we made some nice looking "Snuggle soft" 400 Corbon and 45ACP brass.
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    I had heard of this, but haven't tried it yet.
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    Stick some under the back band of your hat to repel yellow flys, as well.

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    I tried just torn up small squares of kitchen paper and find those ''absorb'' a huge amount of the dark powdery crud ... and I reckon adequate instead of having to use dryer sheets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry View Post
    I tried just torn up small squares of kitchen paper and find those ''absorb'' a huge amount of the dark powdery crud ... and I reckon adequate instead of having to use dryer sheets.

    ......I've done that trick too....both seem to work well.
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    yes i do. i get longer life from my media. and my brass is so..... soft.
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    Yes I do and it is amazing how much gunk it attracts. I figure it's that much less gunk that is in my cleaning media.

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    Great idea, I will start doing this!
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    Be sure to cut it into small strips so it can more easily work its' way around. I think I cut mine into 10-12 pieces.

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    I don't tumble brass but do use a dryer sheet as a last "patch" down the barrel. Really keeps the bore shiny. I have a 20ga NEF shotty I've had since I was 12. Last time I cleaned it was when I was 14. The very last thing I did was run a used dryer sheet down the bore. The bore doesn't have any rust in it at all and has been sitting in a case all that time.
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    Thanks first I heard of this I'll give it a try
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