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Old 04-06-2018, 07:22 PM
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I just bought an RCBS tumbler for ss pin polishing. I also got the cleaner concentrate. The owners manual only states a 30# maximum total weight, and the ratio for solution mixing.

How full should I fill the tub with solution, after putting the pins and brass In?

I will be cleaning handgun brass.

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I have a rebel 17 and I fill it all the way. With the appropriate amount of brass, pins and solution it comes out to around 17lbs
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I have a Thumblers Tumbler, it has a 15 pound load limit. 5 pounds of SS pins, 2 pounds of brass and a gallon of hot soapy water (+1/4 teaspoon of Lem-a-shine) is the recommend load. that leave about a quart of air space, which is needed for bubbles to have some place to go!

A chart came with my kit from STM that says 2 pounds of brass is: 50-75 300 Win Mag, 80-120 308 Win, 70-77 45-70, 37-41 338 Lapua, 25-40 50 BMG, 230 9mm, 150-180 223 Rem, 160-180 45ACP.

The tumblers can hold much more brass and use less water, but the weight strain on the motor is what will determine the motor's life! I know a Thumbler's owner that has 24 years on his, I have 6 years on mine. None of my vibrator brass cleaners lasted more than 3!

You can adjust the ratios to match the RCBS capacity, but I would remain on the light side, say 25 pounds.

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Per the instructions. Put brass and pins(if using) in tumbler

Fill with solution.

Do not exceed weight limits.

http://rcbs.com/RCBS/media/RCBSMedia...M_rev2_web.pdf
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Just got an RCBS unit. Used it the first time this week. Total weight limit is 30 lbs. Put SS pins in drum and 9m/m brass. Figured water at about 2 galleons or 16 lbs. Weighted unit without water until brass added plus water would wind up being around 30lbs. Used 2 table spoons of Dawn and a 9m/m case full of Lemi Shine. Worked great.
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