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#7069369 - 02/07/18 09:39 AM Corn cob media
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Bout to tumble some 6.8 cases and was wondering, you guys tossing the media after or reusing?

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#7069372 - 02/07/18 09:42 AM Re: Corn cob media [Re: garyrapp55]
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I reuse until it wears down. typically after several hours of tumbling. Use dryer sheets every 2 or 3 tumbles to remove the dust.
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#7069375 - 02/07/18 09:45 AM Re: Corn cob media [Re: garyrapp55]
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Use it multiple times. Add some brass polish to it, and they will come out purdy!!!
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#7069383 - 02/07/18 09:49 AM Re: Corn cob media [Re: garyrapp55]
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Ive been reloading (relatively low volume) for 15 years using corn cob media. I have changed my media 1 time lol I don't add anything to it but as of the last 2 times I have run it have put a dryer sheet in it and seems to be reducing dust.
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#7069445 - 02/07/18 10:41 AM Re: Corn cob media [Re: garyrapp55]
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I ran the same batch of corn con for many years, and added polish. It would get brass clean, but not shiny. Kind of the difference between flat, and gloss paint.

A few months ago I decided to replace it, and went with walnut shell treated with polish. About a gallon jug of it from Cabela's for $12. Clean shiny brass again. I'll use it for several years. And I tumble several thousand pieces per year.
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#7069634 - 02/07/18 12:53 PM Re: Corn cob media [Re: garyrapp55]
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You can wash walnut media. One large wool sock, fill with dirty media, rinse over a pan, pour off water, turn sock inside out and lay in pan in the sun, mix media every once and a while until dry. Pour back in tumbler top off with fresh media and back to work.

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#7069645 - 02/07/18 01:02 PM Re: Corn cob media [Re: garyrapp55]
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Does walnut media get stuck in the flash holes and primer pockets like corn cob?
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#7069648 - 02/07/18 01:04 PM Re: Corn cob media [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
Does walnut media get stuck in the flash holes and primer pockets like corn cob?


Of course it does.
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#7069649 - 02/07/18 01:05 PM Re: Corn cob media [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
Does walnut media get stuck in the flash holes and primer pockets like corn cob?


If you get the larger size walnut it does. I don't have a problem with corn cob getting stuck in the flash holes. Walnut was the only one I had do this.
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#7069686 - 02/07/18 01:38 PM Re: Corn cob media [Re: garyrapp55]
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What's the pros and cons of tumbler versus sonic/vibrator?

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#7069708 - 02/07/18 01:54 PM Re: Corn cob media [Re: garyrapp55]
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what type polish and how do you apply it to the media?

I used that Rooster polish once and it all clumped up, had to discard the whole bowl bang
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#7069777 - 02/07/18 03:12 PM Re: Corn cob media [Re: garyrapp55]
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Hornady One Shot Metal Polish, let it mix in for a couple min before you dump brass in. If you rush it it can clump inside the case.

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#7069857 - 02/07/18 04:37 PM Re: Corn cob media [Re: garyrapp55]
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Flitz has never clumped on me, and it does make the brass shine.
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#7070145 - 02/07/18 08:04 PM Re: Corn cob media [Re: garyrapp55]
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Try some Nu-Finish polish with corn cob, I run a pretty full brass load and run it 2 to 3 hrs. It really makes some of the purdyist(sp) brass you've seen! I also run my brass thru ss tumbler relativity often.
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#7070467 - 02/08/18 07:18 AM Re: Corn cob media [Re: garyrapp55]
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I used to tumble with CC and Flitz, worked great. There's the original NuFinish which works the same. I don't use it or walnut anymore, all SS now.
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