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    Posted: July 22 2022 at 10:51am
I have saved alot of brass casings over the years. I was finally gonna take 'em to scrap dealer - but someone on here convinced me otherwise.

Now I'm glad I didn't. A hunting pard & good friend wants to re-load. He wanted .303 & 30.06 cases. I sorted 'em last night & came up with a bucket of each for him.
Now he needs one of those case cleaner gizmos. (I told him I'd ask here.)

He feels he has the time to do it now - cuz his wife is down with esophogial cancer, & he can't go anywhere.

If'n you got 1 fer sale, let me know.
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I don't, sorry, but these folks do if thats any help.

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I’ve got to wet tumbling, it’s so much better.  No more stuck media in the flash hole or media dust left in the case.  I use hot water and Brass Juice.  Frankford Arsenal tumbler. 

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I use an ultrasound bath from Lyman.
It's a bit time consuming but does a good job and is cheap to run. I use Citric acid crystals in warm water with some dish detergent for the cleaning operations; then rinse in warm water with a squirt of dishwasher rinsing fluid. This helps prevent water marks on the brass. I use an old salad spinner to centrifuge the water out of the cases then tip them onto a cloth to dry off .
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Originally posted by britrifles britrifles wrote:

I’ve got to wet tumbling, it’s so much better.  No more stuck media in the flash hole or media dust left in the case.  I use hot water and Brass Juice.  Frankford Arsenal tumbler. 


I dry tumble BEFORE decapping.. no blocked flash holes.
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How do you clean off case lube after FL sizing?  
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I was cleaning the cases twice. Once before resizing and again afterwards to get the lube off. However I changed my routine.
Now I decap the primers, resize the case, then clean them at the end. It's a definite time saver. 
When I need to trim the cases, I'll do it after resize and before cleaning. 
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Yellow "Heet" on a rag/paper towel.
Or alcohol from home despot.
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i do as stanforth , i may be old school but it works for me , i use a dry tumbler as shown in shamus post , used dryer sheets suck up the dust very well , 

i dont use case lube as im primarily tumbling straight wall pistol caliber cases but i have excellent results , i do use carbide dies in my reloaders i think its well worth the investment , i have 20 years in doing this that way , 
i do lube my 4570 . also essentially straight wall cases but i load so few i just take the extra steps required to clean the lube off , ive got to think those that load bottleneck cases must have better input for your friend , but i cant think dry tumbling would be precluded , 

i guess it depends on how big an investment one wants to make 
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