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MikedaddyH

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There isn't really any pain in separating media from brass. There is actually more work involved in drying wet brass for my money, than separating out walnut media from brass.

Get a decent squirrel cage type of separator and you should be good to go. Banging the brass around in these cages helps to dislodge any sticky type of media.

 

 

FWIW, I had way more problems with corn cob than walnut. And even better luck when using walnut litter from a pet store than "real tumbling media" sold through gun shops, Midway, whatever storefront.....it seemed to be finer, it works just as well, and costs MUCH less.

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Corn cob is a pain.When I run out(this year) will never use it again.

Raven, good price on good brass. Always liked Norma.

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19 hours ago, Sisco said:

Corn cob is a pain.When I run out(this year) will never use it again.

Raven, good price on good brass. Always liked Norma.

There are some pretty good deals in the PX over on the hide.

I was lucky to get that as it sells quick.

I can't believe what people sell stuff for when they are getting out or need money.

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Worked up a new load for the 300 Weatherby Mag, had been shooting 200 ELDX but really liking the BC and terminal performance of the 180 Barns TTSX, loaded 4 each starting at 81 grains H4831 at 81.5 about out of case volume, got some loaded at 82, 82.5, 83 (82.5 and 83 very crunchy, compressed load). At 82 hit a 3 shot string that was pretty nice, SD's started to open up a bit at 82.5, more at 83. 

I know, only a 3 shot string, but pretty tight nonetheless. 

I'll load a batch and see if it's repeatable. 

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Finished sizing all of the 40s&w I had set aside for the 357sig stockpile. 1788 pieces of brass bagged up and ready to load ! I have a little over a thousand rounds of 357sig loaded . Busy month !

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Almost finished filling the primer catch tube on my Lee press. Resized and decapped every single empty brass case in the house (over a few days). It's all in the wash now, I use Tide for this, and it seems to work well. Planning to collect and evaporate all the excess water in the hot summer so I can deliver it to the hazardous waste facility. I don't want that in my garden.

Found boxes of reloads I forgot I had; even ladder loads for various guns... All that between serious work; sometimes watching the ice melt... But mostly working.

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I found a bag last night marked, "5.56 Match/LC Brass, CCI 41, Hornady 75gr BPBT, 24.2gr RL-15."  The brass was already primed with the CCI 41s, so I counted them.  186.  So I loaded up 186 5.56 75gr heavies...  Might as well drag the Mk12 Mod 1 out there this coming weekend...   :thumbup:

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