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Old October 22, 2012, 03:59 PM   #8
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I do it all the time.

I have an on-going test right now, with some ammunition that has been tumbled for 28 hours. When I feel that it has reached an adequate point for testing, I'll shoot most of it, and pull the bullets from a few cartridges to inspect the powder. I don't expect anything out of the ordinary (other than sparkling-clean case walls inside the case).

Tumbling with lead bullets, however, will pick up abrasives in the media. It can get a little messy, and you probably don't want to send abrasives down your barrel intentionally.
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