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I’ve used a UT cleaner, does work fairly well, but I don’t want to wait for the brass to dry, they get resized right out of the tumbler.  
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I have three tumblers of the shake and tumble all worn out sitting on the floor. After that I went to de-prime, get out some .30 cal bore brush an old wire colander and a plastic bucket of DAWN dish washing soap and get to town.

When I'm real lazy after de-prime I used a heavy mesh net bag and drop 100 case in the clothes washer. Drain and spread on the cookie sheet into the oven at 100F for twenty minutes wipe with a clean rag lube and size.

I have small SS end brush in a small cordless two seconds up the primer pocket and your lubing and loading from there.

I stopped using abrasive liquids in corncob media because you never get it off the case then it wears on the inside of the die and rifle chamber.

One think I recommenced not letting the wife come home and find 100 cases in the oven on her cookie sheet.
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i use a tumbler with corn cobb or walnut medium , im cleaning straight wall cases so mine are easier to deal with that your bottleneck but the principles are the same 
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I have an old Lyman Orange vibratory tumbler & I use walnut media. A couple of hours is all it needs you don't need to polish to a high gloss, in fact some don't like that as its thought too slick isn't good.

I separate the media with a home brewed gadget involving a couple of plastic colanders. I clip & zip tie them together to make a mesh "ball" & just rotate it by hand over a 5-gallon pail to collect the media.

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Drying cases in the oven on the baking trays.......

Yeah I'm sure all of us have tried out some method of doing something that has a tendency to piss off the wife !!
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Marco, after that adventure with the powder..... how are you still married? LOL
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Sorry to hear about your untimely death. Hope it was quick.

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Originally posted by Bear43 Bear43 wrote:

I have almost everything I need to start loading up some .303 but in all of this I found another question for you all. How do you clean your brass? I see all sorts of stuff and was just wondering what you all do.
Mine after decaping go into a plastic bucket and just cover them with house hold vinegar (while or brown it's the same oh! I keep the vinegar in the shed, just in case the little lady needs some, better taste a brassy twang to salads etc) for about a hour or two.
Then drain the vinegar back into the container, place the clean cases in my dogs old stainless dinner bowl wipe excess of and place on top of the wood fire for an hour or so to dry out inside, summer time I put them in the sun for half a day or so, depends on the temp of the day.
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