The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > Handloading, Reloading, and Bullet Casting

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old February 4, 2011, 09:27 AM   #1
berreez
Member
 
Join Date: December 22, 2010
Location: Sedalia, Mo
Posts: 20
Corn or Walnut for Cleaning

What’s the difference in cleaning brass with corn or walnut? Does one have the advantage over the other or should both be use both?
berreez is offline  
Old February 4, 2011, 10:40 AM   #2
PA-Joe
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 9, 2010
Location: NEPA
Posts: 893
I use walnut for cleaning because it seem like a tougher material. I use corn for polishing and removing lube.
PA-Joe is offline  
Old February 4, 2011, 10:46 AM   #3
CherokeeT
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 23, 2008
Location: Medina, Ohio
Posts: 273
I use corn cob for all purposes. I do not like the walnut shells, they dust up and leave residue on/in the cases.
__________________
God Bless America
US Army, NRA Endowment
TSRA Life, SASS
CherokeeT is offline  
Old February 4, 2011, 10:51 AM   #4
aggie_2010
Member
 
Join Date: January 19, 2011
Location: College Station, Texas
Posts: 24
I know you can find walnut shells at pet stores. Where are some places you can find corn cob media?
aggie_2010 is offline  
Old February 4, 2011, 11:08 AM   #5
Fox1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 27, 2008
Posts: 300
I clean with plain corn cob media and polish with the green (pretreated polishing compound) corn cob media.

aggie_2010 - I get my corn cob media at any place that sells reloading components.
Fox1 is offline  
Old February 4, 2011, 11:46 AM   #6
maggys drawers
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 4, 2006
Posts: 178
I use a 50/50 mix. Takes a little longer than straight walnut to clean, but they come out with more shine than straight walnut gives.
maggys drawers is offline  
Old February 4, 2011, 11:49 AM   #7
FJJ3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: January 23, 2011
Posts: 11
i use corn cob & walnut mixed together...more corn cob than walnut. and when i want my brass to shine (which isnt necessary) i use Dillon's Rapid Polish. i get the corn cob & walnut at a pet supply store Double M Feed it's much cheaper than buying it at the local gun shop
FJJ3 is offline  
Old February 4, 2011, 12:20 PM   #8
wncchester
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 1, 2002
Posts: 2,832
"What’s the difference in cleaning brass with corn or walnut?"

In effect, there isn't enough difference to make a difference. I won't tell you "what I use" because it's irrelivant.
wncchester is offline  
Old February 4, 2011, 12:23 PM   #9
RichC
Member
 
Join Date: April 30, 2009
Posts: 88
"I know you can find walnut shells at pet stores. Where are some places you can find corn cob media?"


I get it at a Grainger's store. 40 pound bag for about $25. I think this is what I ordered last time:

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/ECO...VR5?Pid=search
RichC is offline  
Old February 4, 2011, 12:53 PM   #10
wogpotter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 27, 2004
Posts: 4,811
Quote:
I use corn cob for all purposes. I do not like the walnut shells, they dust up and leave residue on/in the cases.
Scrounge & throw in some old fabric softener sheets, new, or used is fine, they will grab all that dust & stop that happening.
__________________
Allan Quatermain: “Automatic rifles. Who in God's name has automatic rifles”?

Elderly Hunter: “That's dashed unsporting. Probably Belgium.”
wogpotter is offline  
Old February 4, 2011, 05:02 PM   #11
700cdl
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 6, 2010
Posts: 216
I use both. Corncob for the initial cleaning prior to resizing and walnut to clean up the brass after handling it during sizing and trimming, ect..
700cdl is offline  
Old February 4, 2011, 05:25 PM   #12
Shoney
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 21, 2002
Location: Transplanted from Montana
Posts: 2,311
Since almost all my loading, rifle and pistol, is done on a progressive, I use a 50-50 mix. I tumble them prior to size/charge/crimp; and tumble the rifle cartridges to clean off the lube.
__________________
I pledge allegiance to the Flag - - -, and to the Republic for which it stands….Our Forefathers were brilliant for giving us a Republic, not a democracy! Do you know the difference??? and WHY?http://www.wallbuilders.com/LIBissue...les.asp?id=111
Shoney is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2018 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.07689 seconds with 10 queries