Fuck all cunts.
The Signal wrote:Thanks, Ent.
I've already tried the sonic cleaners and do not like that they change the composition of the alloy over time. I'll look hard at Dillon, though, so thanks. I don't know why I didn't think of them--their presses are the best out there.
I think it depends greatly on which cleaning solution you use. I haven't had any issues yet, but then, the brass that's gone thru the cleaner the most has maybe been thru 2-3 times. It's been reloaded a couple times, including back when I used to use an old dryer and a couple of buckets as a tumbler.
Now that's what I should have mentioned the first time....
If you have or can get an old dryer, they are great. It doesn't need to heat, just turn the drum. Then you drill a couple holes to mount a board to the drum, then mount a bucket to the board. Put a couple cable clamps or something on the board too. Then put a bucket with your brass into that bucket mounted in the dryer, and use bungee cords, straps, chains, whatever, to hold the one inside the other (that's what the cable clamps are for). Bungee cords are quickest and easiest. Then simply turn the dryer on to a timed cycle and leave it until it finishes. If the timer is also broke, set an alarm on your watch.
The good parts about the dryer-as-a-tumbler method are, a) the dryer can be free, or damn near free, if you or a friend has one that suddenly quits heating or you can find one being given away, or in a scrap yard, whatever, and b) you can do a LOT of brass in a (relatively) short time, it all just depends on the size of your bucket.
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