Walnut Media: Midway v. Petsmart

Walnut Media: Midway v. Petsmart

This is a discussion on Walnut Media: Midway v. Petsmart within the Reloading forums, part of the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics category; I went to Petsmart last Friday and remembered to get me a bag of grounded walnut. Although the bag displays only volume instead of weight, ...

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    Walnut Media: Midway v. Petsmart

    I went to Petsmart last Friday and remembered to get me a bag of grounded walnut. Although the bag displays only volume instead of weight, I abused the on-premises vet and it is 12Lbs of media for $10.




    And Midway has Franford's Arsenal 7Lbs for $13.29



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    That's awesome :)

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    I would have never known. Since my wife would never allow a reptile in the house, I would never have thought to look for it.

    I assume they are ground to an equivalent degree?
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    Been using the bedding from Petsmart for awhile ... it works. I have actually learned to like it better than much of the pretreated stuff.
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    Yes, they are pretty much the exact same thing. I use corncob media for 7mm caliber and larger, but the sub 7mm stuff I use walnut as it is a finer media and is easier to sift out of cases.
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    That's good news! I love finding bargains! I think I have enough crushed walnut hull to last a few years right now, and use the corn cob once in a while, but hey---I'll know where to look, and it's an alternative to the evil Wal Mart products.

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    Wow thanks Miggy, I never thought to look at petSmart for tumbler fodder
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    The only difference is that it is not pre-treated but you can go ahead and buy a bottle of MidwayUSA - Frankford Arsenal Brass Case Polish 8 oz Liquid and that thing lasts forever. I still have mine over half full after three years.
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    What are you guys talking about and why?

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    I bought some pre-treated walnut media before and it ran something like 15 dollars. I had heard about the petstore stuff from somewhere. I found it was cheaper and i have been meaning to pick some up. Its not treated, so i figured i'd mix the petstore stuff in along with a bit of the pretreated stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tubby45 View Post
    Yes, they are pretty much the exact same thing. I use corncob media for 7mm caliber and larger, but the sub 7mm stuff I use walnut as it is a finer media and is easier to sift out of cases.
    I like walnut media except for one thing. It leaves a reddish powdery residue on my brass, which when combined with case lube, seems to leave spots on my brass unless I tumble it again after resizing. But walnut definitely is a good polisher ... I guess because it is harder than corn cob? I used to two-stage tumble, first corncob, then polish with walnut ... but those darn spots on my brass that began to show after a week or so began to bother the heck out of me until I figured out what it was.
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    Ditch the case polish. Use NuFinish Car Polish. A cap full will do. Put it in there with the media and let it tumble for 5-10 minutes to spread in the media and it won't get clumpy. Then add your brass. Tumble for an hour and it's all good.
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    I appreciate that greatly Tubby ... I am going to give that a try tonight. Muchos gracias.
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    Make sure you get the POLISH, not the wax. They look the same. Remember "NuFinish Car The Once a Year Car POLISH". Should be around $4 for 12oz at Walmart or Target, etc.
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    Roger that. Thanks again. And thanks for the freakshow link too ... I am going to have to jump on some of those for the 10mm.
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