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And if you want a nice clean case, including clean inside and primer pockets, try the Stainless Steel Pin media. No dust, no replacement cost (it doesn't wear out), and the cases look like they just came from the factory.If you want a deeper cleaning, use walnut media, if you want a better more shiny finish on the cases use corncob.
Yea, I started using something called "jewelry mix" which is a mix of pins, kinda've a saturn shape, and balls all stainless, they use it for polishing jewelry oddly enough. It's kinda've a hassle to deal with, but gives me the same effect as the pin media. Problem I have is I want to do bigger lots, with faster cycle times which is part of the reason I do a wash->dry->walnut->corncob process, yea it doesn't remove all the junk inside the case or the pocket, but it removes most of the blems on the outside of the case, but it makes the outsides nice and purrdy. I think at some point, I should try buying another 30lbs of JM and throw it in a cement mixer with some scrap .223 brass to see how it turns out.And if you want a nice clean case, including clean inside and primer pockets, try the Stainless Steel Pin media. No dust, no replacement cost (it doesn't wear out), and the cases look like they just came from the factory.
It's a wet process and only works in a tumbler, not a vibrator but the results are fantastic. Even makes old military brass look like nice shiny commercial brass. Letting the cases dry overnight is worth the wait and no more primer pocket cleaning necessary.
Go ahead and use the "good brass". You'll like the results. Also, rather than vinegar, try the "Lemi-Shine" that's sold at Wal-mart. $3 worth of that does a great job with brightness and shine as well as lasting a long time. Takes 1/4 tsp for a gallon of water.I should try buying another 30lbs of JM and throw it in a cement mixer with some scrap .223 brass to see how it turns out.
Oh yea, jewelry mix is a wet-process also. I usually add a little bit of vinegar and dawn detergent.
Have you tried this company Stainless, Zinc, Aluminum and Copper Cut Wire Shot - Pellets, LLC?I process brass by the drum, so speed is an important part of this, I usually run cement mixers for polishing which was the deal breaker for the stainless steel media that company sells, $50 for 5lbs is just a bit much.
I'll give the lemi-shine a try and see how it works.