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Hi anybody recommend a decent media for the dry tumbler , I just put a tub of lyman`s red stuff in and omg its stained the cases ,me, everything . and it compacted into the 17 Hornet cases tight i had to spend another hr or so picking,cleaning the cases out with some fine wire. 

Thank you Mark

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I've never been impressed by the tumblers.always thought they were crap until I put a tea spoon full of brasso in first then left to mix in for a few minutes before I put the brass in.you will get sparkling brass out after in half the time.the necks are gleaming as the rest of the case.

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I use a medium grit corn cob media bought from Ebay which seems to be the best compromise between cleaning/polishing.  I occasionally add a very small amount of brasso (you don't need much) and the cases come out like new.   I tried Walnut media but it didn't seem to clean as well.

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I've mentioned this before but probably worth restating. To really extend the life of the media, getting the lube off cases before you tumble them makes a big difference. I put them in a soft fabric bag (I actually use the full sleeve of a brushed cotton shirt tied off at one end) and pour about 2T of turps down where the brass is. Give it a good random rocking stir-about for ~20 secs and it takes the lube off the cases.

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2 minutes ago, Chris-NZ said:

I've mentioned this before but probably worth restating. To really extend the life of the media, getting the lube off cases before you tumble them makes a big difference. I put them in a soft fabric bag (I actually use the full sleeve of a brushed cotton shirt tied off at one end) and pour about 2T of turps down where the brass is. Give it a good random rocking stir-about for ~20 secs and it takes the lube off the cases.

Thank you Chris , i normally tumble them first before any lube gets on them .

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