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Is this a good deal?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Russianfist, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. Russianfist

    Russianfist Sweet home, Oregon Active Member

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  2. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    not that great... 35lbs is about 2-3k rounds. Go to most ranges, they will sell you brass all day for $2/lb. Which would be $70, not the 150 that guy is charging...

    For this price I would expect sized, deprimed, cleaned and primer pocket reamed.
     
  3. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    I don't think that's a bad buy at all. It's about $60 per K shipped. Polishing that many takes a long time unless you have a huge tumbler. My average sized tumbler will hold only about 300 of those.
     
  4. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    Get a harbor freight cement mixer. That's how the big boys do it. I typically add a 5gal bucket full of .223 brass to about 1.5 buckets of tumbling media. You can also buy tumbling media at places that sell blasting and finishing medias, usually it's about $20 for a 50lb sack of media, beats the crap out of buying it from midway or one of the places that sell it for tumbling cases. Also, stick with dillon case polish, the waxes in it do a great job of keeping the case from tarnishing soon after tumbling (problem i always had with frankford arsenal polish). Instead of re-charging with tumbling media every time, add a few tablespoons of mineral spirits, this refreshes the media and brings the waxes to the surface to coat the casings.

    Some people recommend the ground corncob bird litter... be very careful as this stuff will get stuck in rifle casings. The grit you want is either 12-20 (sometimes 14-20) or 20-40 (which is what I like, it's about the consistency of sugar).
     
  5. Crispy

    Crispy WA Member

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    FYI if you are looking for fully processed mil brass (polished, deprimed, full length sized, primer pockets swedged and trimmed to length) look into GSSCOMPETITION.COM.