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  • Just finished tumbling and drying my 9mm cases from the range….now on to loading a bit hotter 147gr that fully cycles the slide every time…

    Posted by james on August 6, 2022 at 6:29 am

    Just finished tumbling and drying my 9mm cases from the range….now on to loading a bit hotter 147gr that fully cycles the slide every time…

    james replied 1 week, 4 days ago 2 Members · 9 Replies
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  • dream-more95

    Guest
    August 6, 2022 at 6:29 am

    Same setup it’s a brotherhood! Strainer and magnet is a great idea. FYI comparing batches eventually the cases will come out a gradual darker hue of yellow.
    Didn’t expect it and defies logic but the pins need to be cleaned every so often. A cycle of just the pins with couple sprays of WD-40 Specialist cleaner/degreaser and water will result in your next batch of cases coming out bright and shiny again.
    Also I think I overload the containers and can only do one on the rollers at a time….and then still it will randomly freeze up. Paranoid the motor will get hot/fire so never leave it unattended.

  • Longjumping_Read_878

    Guest
    August 6, 2022 at 6:29 am

    What powder? I use 3.7gr titegroup and it runs in everything I’ve ever tried, still subsonic.

  • MDlynette

    Guest
    August 6, 2022 at 6:29 am

    I’m currently dry tumbling and looking to switch over to wet tumbling. I love when my primer pockets are as clean as the case wall, even if not necessary for precision. You have a nice setup!

  • fatguywithagun

    Guest
    August 6, 2022 at 6:29 am

    Best investment I ever made for wet tumbling was the FA rotary strainer thing…sooooo much easier and faster than magnets or dumping the pins out…fill it with fresh hot water and spin it a couple times, and you’re completely g2g

  • aimlesscruzr

    Guest
    August 6, 2022 at 6:29 am

    Shiny!

    Where did you get your media. I’ve just been using walnut, but damn those look nice! I may be switching up my processes now!

  • 300blk300

    Guest
    August 6, 2022 at 6:29 am

    tide works better than dawn

  • Simple-Ice-6800

    Guest
    August 6, 2022 at 6:29 am

    I use that exact colander when I wash my brass.

  • Snoo-13577

    Guest
    August 6, 2022 at 6:29 am

    I use almost exactly the same setup but only the single tumbler (should have got the double) and citric acid instead of lemi.

    I normally wait until I have close to a 5 gal bucket full to process, which means that it takes ages to get through, espexially since I tumble once before decapping (lots of dirty range pickups) and again for the pockets. But I’m at a weird spot where I have a hard time justifying the cost of a FART Lite since it takes a least a few months to get my bucket full.

    Been thinking about getting a magnet as currently I just dump and rinse in my steel colander and then empty each case individually. Does the magnet save a lot of time? Or do you just use it to wrangle the loose pins?

  • [deleted]

    Guest
    August 6, 2022 at 6:29 am

    I hope you don’t cook with that stuff after washing brass…

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