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cre10 wrote:
Can someone elaborate on using dryer sheets in tumblers to prolong the life of the media?

Also somewhere I read about someone using rice???

If you are looking for cheap tumbler media, the pet stores sell bulk ground walnut shells for lizard cages. It works great and comes in up to 50 lb bags. If you really want them to shine, put a tablespoon of liquid car polish like nu-finish in the media, tumble to mix and then your brass. Thumbs up

Rice also works ok but not as well.

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How often should you replace it? Every time? Every other time? every 100 rounds,1000 rounds?

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I replace it about every forth or fifth cleaning or as it is no longer working. You will know when you need to change it when it is not cleaning as well. Initially, the bulk media will be dusty. I blow the dust away outdoors with a fan, air compressor, etc until it is clean and it lasts longer. The corn cob media actually works better but I have yet to find it in bulk.

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Thanks Chester! This is funny when you think about it. After 40 years of shooting I allways put off learing to reload. Now that I finally break down and get a press and put the complicated thing together, get all the doo dads and whatchamacalits that go with it. THERE'S NO PRIMERS OR STUFF!!!!!!! The joke really is on me!! Did you guys do this to me just as one of those "mess with the newbie" things?

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Evil!

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Where are you in Cal Bunny slayer? You drive up here and I'll give you 1000 primers to get you started.

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Thanks Don. I may take you up on it. Big smile Theres a Gun show in nearby Costa Mesa this weekend and i've been told there should be some primers there. Gonna give it a shot (pun internded) !

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Hope you find the primers you are looking for.
Only issue I have with gun show might be where the primers were stored and for how long.

Also hope you have better luck at gun shows than I do. Carry your $$ in one of your nostrils, seeing how you will likely pay through the nose for anything you buy there.

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Your right about that JJ. I paid right at a hundred bucks for two thousand Remington large pistol primers and a pound of bullseye. Not to mention twenty six bucks to get us in the door and three hours in line. Yes three hours in line at the gunshow!!! The guy in line behind us waited the same and they ran out of the rifle primers he wanted just as he got there. Felt really bad for him. I can honestly say I never enjoyed a gun show less! Brick Wall,)

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Well, finally did it. Loaded up a few hundred rounds. Had some help from a friend. I had no time to test them as I had a match the next day. Loaded about three hundred. Had some problems with about a third of them but those I took worked great. I made extra on purpose. I will pull the ones that didn't come out so hot and have my friend come back for another of what I am sure will be many visits. But I did it! Finally. And they worked great. Thanks in part to you all's advice!! Much appreciated guys! Thumbs up

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