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Old 09-09-2021, 06:35 PM
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How to dry water-washed cases in winter? Simple. All you need is an oven, a cookie sheet, and a long-suffering spouse.
Or a food dehydrator from Walmart. I use a Lyman case dryer which is basically the same thing. Before I got that I just used to spread them out on a towel in the garage for a couple of days

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Old 09-09-2021, 10:50 PM
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Harbor Freight tumbler, stainless pins, dishsoap and lemishine for me. I use less dishsoap and lemishine that is used in the various videos I have watched. The "secret" that is most effective for me is to bring the canister into the kitchen and use HOT water from our built in hot water dispenser. I would guess about 180-90 degrees F. 25 minutes gets the brass more than acceptably clean, 90 minutes gets the brass super shiny. The amount of brass I am trying to get through in the day determines where in that time range I settle upon.
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Old 09-10-2021, 09:37 AM
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For those that don't polish their brass! Polishing produces a clean smooth surface on the any metal by removing oxidization on the surface of the metal. Oxidization is an imperfection in the surface of the metal which is a porous condition on the surface! We all know Iron Oxide (Red Rust) which leaves pits on the surface that we can seen without magnification! When you polish a metal it removes this oxidization and when a filler substance is used (car polish/wax) the metal surface is left with a coating which makes the surface "slippery", smooth. This new surface on your brass reduces the wear on your dies which can add up over many years of use and round count!
Corn cob or walnut shells with Nu Shine for me!
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Old 09-10-2021, 10:09 AM
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How about going to Walmart and buying a cheap toaster-oven for $15
Or instead of giving walmart ANY of your money go to a goodwill or Salvation Army or like in my area the humane society has a thrift store and buy a used one for little money and maybe help someone or a cause that will actually appreciate it.
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For those that don't polish their brass! Polishing produces a clean smooth surface on the any metal by removing oxidization on the surface of the metal. Oxidization is an imperfection in the surface of the metal which is a porous condition on the surface! We all know Iron Oxide (Red Rust) which leaves pits on the surface that we can seen without magnification! When you polish a metal it removes this oxidization and when a filler substance is used (car polish/wax) the metal surface is left with a coating which makes the surface "slippery", smooth. This new surface on your brass reduces the wear on your dies which can add up over many years of use and round count!
Corn cob or walnut shells with Nu Shine for me!
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I've handloaded lots of many different cartridges since 1965 and have never seen evidence that a less than "slippery" smooth surface caused any sizing die wear. I have some pretty old sizing dies that have been used regularly for sizing many, many thousands of cases.
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4-5 hrs seems excessive. Mine look great within two hours.
I don't really adhere to a strict time schedule, I just usually remember to check after about 4 hours. One time I forgot and left the tumbler running all night; didn't seem to effect anything.
After shooting black powder in my 45-70 the brass does seem to take a bit longer to get completely clean.
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