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Old 12-02-2015, 02:20 PM
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Which case tumbler media?

Last night the UPS truck dropped off my Christmas present. It was a case tumbler and the Instructions stated I could use either; walnut hulls or corncob media. Ok, so this is my first case tumbler and which MEDIA should I buy? My local gunshop has both, green and orange Media for $20 per gallon-size media. One is walnut hull and the other corncob stuff. SO: which is BEST???

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Old 12-02-2015, 04:06 PM
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The walnut is the more aggressive, abrasive of the two. I have a vibrating type brass cleaner, I start with walnut to clean up, then I'll run them in corn cob to polish them up. I also add a little of the Dillon brass polish to the corn cob to make the brass shine.
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Old 12-02-2015, 07:30 PM
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I use the walnut, have for many moons.
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Old 12-04-2015, 01:11 PM
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They both work. I use whatever I find cheapest. BTW, I do not use any additives- just the walnut hulls or corncob.
Eventually, whatever you're using, the batch in the tumbler wears out. Throw it out and put in some new - you'll discover the time it takes to clean your brass goes down quite a bit.
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Old 12-04-2015, 03:47 PM
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I do not use cob of corn anymore, it does not last. I started buying crushed Pecan hulls from shellers. It works pretty good, we do not have many Walnut trees in NW FL. I am cheap or should I say thrifty
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Old 12-06-2015, 04:34 PM
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It depends what you prefer

I have used walnut media for decades and really like it. A few hours in the tumbler cleans up most cases. all the best...
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Old 12-06-2015, 05:16 PM
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Thanks to All for helpful input. I got a jug or green corncob media at the local gun shop. After deer season, I will clean many cases.

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Old 12-12-2015, 04:01 PM
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Adam, you should switch to Stainless Steel Pins, your cases will come out like new, inside and out including primer pockets
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Old 12-12-2015, 07:01 PM
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Dom.....welcome back!
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Old 12-14-2015, 10:00 AM
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Dom,

Good to hear from you. Where do I get stainless steel pins? Ich habe es nicht gesehen!

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Old 12-22-2015, 01:50 AM
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Walnut, and if you buy Zilla brand from pet stores it's a heck of alot less expensive, AND less dusty in my experience.

or see amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Zilla-11442-Gr.../dp/B001OVGPH6

you can buy it in up to 50 quart size...

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Old 12-22-2015, 12:23 PM
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GOB,

Many thanks for the input. Merry Christmas to you and yours in Deep East Texas. My happiest years were 1966-1970 when I resided on Iowa Avenue in Beaumont, TX and attended Lamar University.

My best hunt was for squirrels at Ben Hook's bear camp in Sour Lake with 4 other Texicans. Be well.

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Old 12-29-2015, 07:40 AM
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Sorry for the late reply I don't get on a computer as often as I use to.

Merry Christmas and Happy New year to you and yours as well.

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Love the walnut shells. DO NOT get anything with "rouge" or any coating. A waste of money and time. Hate cleaning off the outside of cases afterwards...
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