Really? I was told a long time ago to use about a tablespoon so that’s what I’ve done. I’ve never had any issues so far, but I’m not using very much or applying it directly to cases. It’s a tablespoon or so soaked into a full hopper of walnut shell. I wonder how much polish gets soaked up by the 2 dryer sheets i put in with each round of brass.
What do you recommend instead?...
I wouldn’t under normal circumstances, but with Ammo shortage, there is a lot of old surplus stuff showing up. I got a bunch that had so much patina, that it was no longer smooth to the touch, and a few had started corroding...
I didn’t want to run anything that dirty through my semi auto’s... A good tumble smoothed and shined them up, and exposed the rounds that were starting to pit.
wish I had a before, but this is a few after... most came out like the far left, but now the bad ones are easy to spot.. I’ll pull the projos and scrap the rest.
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And yet powders and loaded ammunition is transported all over the world in giant vibrators. Trucks, trains, planes, etc.
There is a vast and fundamental difference between the actions of a vibrating tumbler (which vibrates at a far higher intensity for a far more concentrated period of time) than any ammunition will receive being transported in any kind of vehicle. And, just saying, but if vehicles vibrated like a vibrating tumbler I'm thinking people wouldn't be so happy using them.Perhaps it's the frequency and intensity of the tumbler.....
And yet there are ammo manufacturers that admit to tumbling loaded ammo as part of their manufacturing process.There is a vast and fundamental difference between the actions of a vibrating tumbler (which vibrates at a far higher intensity for a far more concentrated period of time) than any ammunition will receive being transported in any kind of vehicle. And, just saying, but if vehicles vibrated like a vibrating tumbler I'm thinking people wouldn't be so happy using them.
I'll not tell another that they can't treat their ammunition as they desire, but then I wouldn't do the same and claim it's perfectly safe. I know how powders are made, but I've yet to ever see any powder manufacturer put in writing that tumbling ammunition loaded was a good idea.
Buddy, you do what you want, I've already said that.And yet there are ammo manufacturers that admit to tumbling loaded ammo as part of their manufacturing process.
This issue has been argued since before the internet was a gleam in al gores eye.
Life is full of risks, I've taken my share and yet I continue to leave the house.
Heck, I often even go out without a spare magazine, especially if I'm in a revolver kind of mood.
Company lawyers say things to remove risk of frivolous suits.
Lawyers be lawyers.
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I didn't want to get banned or chip my teeth.Is every one really going to leave THIS ^ alone, without comment?
We're slippin' here if so.
This subject has been beaten to death many, many times, on many forums.I thought this comment from Hodgdon was interesting:
RE: Tumbling Loaded Ammo
Tue, March 2, 2010 10:04:34 AMFrom: Dave Campbell Add to Contacts
It is the policy of Hodgdon Powder Co. to recommend against ever tumbling or vibrating loaded or reloaded ammunition. Vibration for even short
periods of time may degrade propellants or change their burn characteristics. Vibrating propellants may cause coatings to wear off and edges or
ends to erode.
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This from RCBS too, page 2 of their Vibratory Case Polisher manual:
DANGER! DO NOT TUMBLE/CLEAN CARTRIDGE CASES OR AMMUNITION CONTAINING LIVE PRIMERS AND/OR POWDER. The vibrating action of the Case Polisher can break down the structure of the powder kernels and priming mix. This may lead to an unsafe ignition of the cartridge or possible misfire.
From the horse's mouth, not too sure how anyone can argue this with more than "I've been doing it for years".