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STS wet hulls

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by cole-mitchell, May 20, 2007.

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  1. cole-mitchell

    cole-mitchell TS Member

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    My STS hulls are rather wet from the downpour we had today at my home club. I probably wont realod for another week, should I still immediatly dry them? What is the best way?
     
  2. Gargoyle!

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    All I did was turn them upside down on a towel and over a day they were dry. If you have a place to put them in the sun that will help.
     
  3. Bob_K

    Bob_K Well-Known Member

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    The only real problem will be the primers...they can rust in place and be very difficult to remove. The plastic case and the brass shell head are no problem.
     
  4. CharlesR1100

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    You guys are making this way too complicated. Throw the shells into a knit bag and toss into your electric clothes dryer with the rest of your laundry. Turn it on and walk away.

    No need to remove the primer. Go through the complete cycle. Your shells, and the rest of your laundry, will come out dry, clean with bright brass. Free. Been doing this for years. Who wants shells all over the driveway? Let the Maytag do it for free.
     
  5. SShooterZ

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    LOL

    Dirty shells with water, powder residue and lead residue on them, in the dryer with the rest of your clothes?

    And we're making it complicated?

    Wonder what the lead content in your clothes is...???

    I think punching out the primers and letting them sit for a few days is pretty simplistic and effective. (And Safe too)
     
  6. FarmerD

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    Dryer is the way works great and no lead residue, if washed first. Richard
     
  7. 12Gagejon

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    Dryer reminds me of hearing how people wash there boresnakes in the dishwasher now talk about unwanted lead with your bowl of cereal in the morning! Jon
     
  8. CharlesR1100

    CharlesR1100 TS Member

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    Been washing and drying in the Maytag for years.

    Some people here like to run their shells through the reloader, haul them outside, bend over and carefully stand each up in the drive way. Brass up, or down? LOL Blocking it. Ignore the neighbor's questioning looks and then some time latter (perhaps in the night) bend over, pick each up and run them through the reloader again. Those that fell over have to be repositioned and picked up the next day. Or...

    Put them in a bag and toss them in the Maytag. Free, no extra labor.

    BTW, the dirt goes down the drain. If not, fix your washer.

    But, if you do not know how to clean clothes, stand 'em up on your driveway!
     
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