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Old January 31, 2001, 12:05 AM   #1
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I checked a few tumbler sites on the web, and the old fashioned rock-tumbler seems cheaper in comparison to an equal size vibratory tumbler sold by the reloading companies. Any reason why a rock-tumbler wouldn't work for shining up brass?

Just axin'
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Old January 31, 2001, 06:50 AM   #2
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No real reason I can see for not using a rock tumbler as long as you use the right media.
Check out this monster:

http://www.acc.umu.se/~widmark/lwtrumle.html

You could tumble a ton o' brass in a beast like this.
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Old January 31, 2001, 09:07 AM   #3
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I know a couple people that use rock tumbler
They can last for ever and if something wears out
all of the parts are replacable.

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Old January 31, 2001, 09:49 AM   #4
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I bought my tumbler from Berry's larger than Midways (1000 9mm cases) ,comes with a clear lid and quick release nut at no extra charge shipping included for $48

http://www.shooterstore.com/acb/webp...ID=345&DID=108

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Old January 31, 2001, 10:33 AM   #5
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If Dillon's tumbler ever breaks, they will send you a new one. Tough to beat that! Quantrill
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Old February 1, 2001, 07:56 AM   #6
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The Midway tumbler works just fine using corn and Dillon Rapid-Polish.

It, too, is warrantied...and quieter than the Dillon.
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Old February 1, 2001, 09:59 AM   #7
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It's also on sale for $42.99 this month. Too bad I'm still poor. I spent last night shaking hundreds of .357 and .45 auto cases in a bucket filled with corn media. Vinegar soaked 'em for 45 minutes, rinsed, dryed and hand tumbled.
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Old February 1, 2001, 11:00 AM   #8
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I bought the Midway tumbler package. It has the 1292 tumbler and a media separator for $85. Simple and effective. Save all of that messing around with the media by hand.
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Old February 1, 2001, 10:05 PM   #9
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The Berrys I bought for $48 has a lifetime warranty. To Separate the media I went to the pet store and bought a Cat box with a strainer so I dump my tumbler and strain the media and the cat box cost $10
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Old February 2, 2001, 07:29 PM   #10
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I'm thinking of getting a tumbler. Can't choose between the Midway and the Berry's. I figure I can get walnut blasting media locally.
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Old February 4, 2001, 01:26 PM   #11
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tumbler

Howndawg; The BERRY's tumbler......you won't regret it. Quadcab
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Old February 5, 2001, 12:28 AM   #12
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When I was looking for a tumbler, I asked around TFL, and ArmySon just gave me his old one (a 1292 Midway). Yup, all I had to do was pay postage, and open the box when it came. That thing has run and run and run... Thanks Son!
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Old February 5, 2001, 10:29 AM   #13
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Too late. I bought the Midway. You know what? They look pretty much the same. Just different labels. I wonder if you can take a Berry's bowl and put it on a Midway?

Rob
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Old February 5, 2001, 10:07 PM   #14
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One other thing to consider:
I bought the Lyman's tumbler a couple/few years ago
simply because it has a sifter built into the lid.
Take the bowl off, replace the bowl lid, turn it over
and shake... The end.
I be happy...
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