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#1 JeffsSig

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 01:24 AM

Has anyone tried an used a Stainless Steel Media system?

http://www.stainlesstumblingmedia.com/

I like this and I have one on the way. The part I like is it will clean the primer pockets and the pins will pass through the primer flash hole.
This would take away the time consuming process of picking out the flash hole of the media I use. Plus the hand cleaning of the primer pocket.
It also looks like it will clean the inside of the brass well.
I like shinny brass........... so this might work well for me.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:17 AM

It works great - the inside of the brass gets clean. Primer pockets are cleaned. Brass looks like new.

It is rather messy compared to corncob/walnut in a vibratory polisher.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 03:35 AM

https://www.snipersh...=1854396&page=1

It seems people have been getting great results for a while.

Thanks for spending more of my money Jeff.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 03:29 PM

I have been looking at this may have to just pick up a setup.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 03:49 PM

If I didn't have money invested in the standard ( corn cob,walnut ) media, I would definitely go with
the stainless set up. From what I read, it's great.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:45 PM

The biggest downside of SS is, when you're done, you're left with a pile of wet brass.

Your walnut and corncob media eventually will wear out. SS never will. Nor will they clean primer pockets and inside case necks like SS.

Contact username susaponte @snipers hide by PM. He'll reply by PM to put you in touch with someone who'll sell you SS media for about half the price of that online place linked to in the OP.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:21 PM

To shine the brass like that I assume it has to remove material. Does using SS reduce the life of the brass?

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:45 PM

brass only has to be clean enough for reloading.......walnut shells for me

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:48 PM

Dealing with the wet brass is a problem for me, or I would have already gone that route. I do kinda wonder what a rotary tumbler would do with some kind of dry media.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:15 AM

Thanks for the input but I see not many here have tried one. :pleased:

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:23 AM

We have some folks. There's another thread.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:16 AM

I've looked at a lot of forums regarding SSmedia, and decided to go that way. It is absolutely fantastic as far as clean goes. Not that much of a hassle. If you want new looking reloads, it cannot be beat.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:35 PM

I'm new to reloading brass and decided to go the SS media route. I got most of my build ideas from ARFCOM. I did buy some walnut shell media to try out and thought it was dusty. I figured puring some dirty water down the drain and laying out the brass to dry was a better way to go, at least for me.
Here are some pics of my set up. This is 900 9mm cases.

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Edited by seawash, 11 April 2012 - 04:37 PM.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:20 PM

Best use I've ever seen for a treadmill...
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Posted 26 May 2012 - 11:19 PM

Finally got my tumbler finished. Holds 12lb of media, 2 gallons of water, and can tumble over 10lb of brass at a time.

I ordered my media and a couple parts from http://biggdawgtumblers.net/. Bruce is a great guy to deal with and responds quickly to email. I used parts of his design and put a little twist on it to save space. I just got it painted and put back together today. What I've tumbled came out great.

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#16 JeffsSig

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 11:30 PM

SWEET...... now build me one please. LOL

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 11:56 PM

Best use I've ever seen for a treadmill...


No kidding. Now the wheels are spinning in my head and I'm kinda glad I have yet to get rid of that treadmill that the wife wants out of her way! Of course, I'm left with the issue of the wife wanting the treadmill out of the way. Hmmm...

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 12:04 AM

I might have missed it -- how well does Stainless Steel media work with a Vibratory cleaner? I've got the standard green RCBS one -- will SS media work with it? What do you have to watch out for?

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 01:06 AM

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It wont work in a vibrator type. You have to have a tumbler that goes round ( or rolls) and the unit is sealed and contains water and soap

Edited by JeffsSig, 27 May 2012 - 01:11 AM.


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Posted 27 May 2012 - 01:09 AM

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It wont work in a vibrator type. You have to have a tumbler that go round and the unti is sealed and contains water and soap


Thanks. I wasn't clear on that.