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Old July 18, 2021, 10:44 PM   #26
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Been using a Thumbler Tumbler for about 10 years, the only complaint I have with it is the bowl size and that is my fault…should have gotten the larger bowl. Works great and is very quite.
If you want one that will last get a Thumbler.
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Old July 21, 2021, 11:18 AM   #27
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I started out in 1982, with a Harbor Freight rolling drum and 25# box each, of walnut and corn Cobb.

It did a fairly good job, but didn't hold much.

Bought a large bowl vibratory from Midway. Have put 150-200 rifle brass in it, at one time.
(.30-06, 7Mag) mixed walnut and corn, with a squirt of Nu-Finish car polish.
Let it 2-3 hours. Range pickup brass, I may leave it 6 hours or more. I have forgot and let it run 24 hours.

Midway is 10+ years old. Still using the original HF walnut and corn cob.

I have considered "wet". I have looked into the set up.
At this time, I have no need or desire to change. When replacement time comes, it is a toss up, but most likely, will not change.

That old HF drum still works. Gave it to grandson for his .38Spc brass
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Old July 21, 2021, 01:22 PM   #28
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dry media in rotary tumbler . . . .

Dry media in rotary tumbler works too. I use dry media in my FART far more often than wet. When you switch to wet you gotta make sure to open both ends and get the dregs of the dry stuff out. And the wet is more detail and messy to clean up unless you have a sink near a works space. But the wet with steel pins really makes em shine. Anyway the rotary tumblers may be a touch more versatile as they can do dry and wet.


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Old July 22, 2021, 12:13 PM   #29
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This does what I need doing.
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