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question about shell tumbler

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by mike T, Jun 20, 2011.

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  1. mike T

    mike T Member

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    Help.
    I bought a shell tumbler at a auction. I don't know how much media to add to how many shells? Mostly will be using 9mm,38's/357's,223's and 270's.
    Also what kind of media, seems there are 2 types corn cob and walnut.
    thanks for your help. Oh my tumbler is a Lyman turbo 1200
    mike t
     
  2. wayneo

    wayneo Active Member

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    Try the link.

    Wayne
     
  3. CLP101

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    For best results get both. If your cases are extremely dirty start with the walnut. Pour it a little over half full. Run it for about two hours. Then seperate the cases and pour the walnut into a container. Then wipe out the residue and pour in the corn cob media. This will put a nice clean shine on it. If you start with fairly clean cases just use the corn cob for about two hours. I use the Lyman treated media. You can use it for years. Just add some kind of polish once in a while.

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  4. mike T

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    thanks all
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  5. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    MidwayUSA sells a tumbler under their "Frankford Arsenal" brand as well as "Quick-N-EZ Brass Polish for Vibratory Case Tumblers." It has a citrus aroma and every so often, you add a few teaspoons of it to the media while the machine is running and leave it run with no shells in it for a few minutes to fully distribute the polish.

    Ed
     
  6. Shooter R

    Shooter R Active Member

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    If you want to double the life of your polishing media, add a few cut up peices of used "fabric softner sheets", the kind that go in the dryer. They act like dirt magnets and your media will stay clean a lot longer.
     
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