Cleaning your brass for reloads
I decided that just corncob media sucks, it gets the outside nice and purdy but the inside is filthy. So I decided after research to wet tumble, I did order some SS media but for the time being I decided to use some Brass Re-Key pins (for a lock in your door) to tumble. I first did a test run with a gatorade bottle with a tsp of Lemi-shine and Dawn with water. I taped it up tight so no leaking and taped it in the dryer. I only did it for about 30 minutes and this is the results.
After a half hour (pretty good if you ask me)
After that I went to Harbor freight and got one of their 6lb tumblers and did a small batch of .223 tumbled them for 1 1/2 hours and got this
Tumbler for $49
They're spotless inside and out!!! I didn't even throw them into the vibrating tumbler with Nu-Finish to give them a polish.
I cant wait for my couple of pounds of ss media shows up. The nice thing about the rock tumbler I got it has (2) 3lb wheels things so I can do two different batches or different calibers at the same time or I built a piece of PVC in 4" that I can do one big load. I was doing about 100-150 shells in the vibrator and I can do the same amount faster now and they're cleaner.
To dry them I was turning on the toaster oven to 200* and threw them in there for 10 minutes. Just figured I would share with you all