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Old June 15, 2005, 11:49 PM   #1
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When to Tumble?

Just a simple question really, when do you all tumble your brass? After shooting, or after depriming and sizing? Personally, I do it after shooting. My logic was that any media that gets stuck in the flash hole will be pushed out when I deprime my cases. I use a Midway vibrating tumbler with ground corncob and a Dillon Rotary Separator. I mainly shoot 45acp and .357, if that makes any difference to anyone.
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Old June 16, 2005, 12:24 AM   #2
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tumble?

I tumble before depriming. after deprime and size I check the primer pocket. if it's really cruddy I clean the primer pocket with a wire brush I have for that task. It came with a handle but I chuck it up in my cordless drill.
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Old June 16, 2005, 01:01 AM   #3
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I also tumble before sizing/depriming. The point is to clean the cases in order to run them in the sizing die.
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Old June 16, 2005, 05:39 AM   #4
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one hundred broken de-cap pins later.....

Shoot, clean, other stuff......
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Old June 16, 2005, 07:48 AM   #5
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I tumble after shooting and before de-priming.
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Old June 16, 2005, 07:51 AM   #6
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I've been reloading going on 30 years/100,000 rounds, and I've never tumbled my brass.

If it gets dirty, I give it a quick washing in a bucket with lysol and very hot water.
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Old June 16, 2005, 08:26 AM   #7
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I de-prime (only) and then tumble. Then I size the clean brass.

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Old June 16, 2005, 08:33 AM   #8
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Since I knock out my primers separate no sizing,I do just that knock out primers and clean.Have found that by doing that the primer pockets also get cleaned at the same time.Have had no problems with the primer hole getting plugged.I don't like to leave dirty brass sit to long I try to clean about once a week or till I have enough like 200 or 300
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Old June 16, 2005, 11:32 AM   #9
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Tumbling

I agree with Mike only for 40 years.
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Old June 16, 2005, 02:03 PM   #10
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Like many others...
I tumble after shooting. My press is a progressive so I have no need
to deprime prior to the act of reloading.
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Old June 16, 2005, 02:19 PM   #11
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Lysol..........I've heard it all now. Thanks Mike.
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Old June 16, 2005, 03:15 PM   #12
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"Lysol, I've heard it all..."

I use whatever detergent is at hand.

Mainly lysol, but sometimes dish detergent or even laundry detergent.
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Old June 16, 2005, 09:28 PM   #13
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I tumble when the cases start to embarass me and there isn't anyone else on the range
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Old June 16, 2005, 09:50 PM   #14
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Deprime with Decap die...tumble...resize.....trim and or chamfer....wash......dry.....prime with hand priming tool....charge....seat......wipe.....worship....

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