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Old 10-22-2021, 08:12 PM   #1
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I talked to a fellow the other day who said he sometimes tumbles brass after hand priming. It got me wondering, is this OK? Crazy, or normal?
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Old 10-22-2021, 08:34 PM   #2
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It seems like a bad idea all the way around.
Your not getting the primer pockets cleaned and running the risk of damaging the primer.
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Old 10-22-2021, 08:52 PM   #3
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I myself wouldn’t do it. I worry about the media sticking in the hole as it is. But I at least can hold it to a light and see it’s open.
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Old 10-22-2021, 08:54 PM   #4
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I would probably try to be polite. And find someone else to talk to.
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Old 10-22-2021, 09:00 PM   #5
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Bad idea. The internal side of the primer is exposed and tumbling media can eat away at the propellent. I have been reloading for 40+ years and have never even heard of anyone doing that or recommending it.
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Old 10-22-2021, 09:31 PM   #6
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If it is clean enough to prime, why run it again?

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Old 10-24-2021, 01:56 PM   #7
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If it is clean enough to prime, why run it again?

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He was telling me about finding a bunch that he had primed and stored and forgotten about. When he found it, it was dingy looking. I told him I'd have loaded it as it was. Dull finish on the brass won't hurt anything. But he has already tumbled it when he told me about it.
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Old 10-24-2021, 02:36 PM   #8
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De prime it first, then tumble and re prime, with new primers of course. How many cases we talking about ?
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Old 10-24-2021, 11:12 PM   #9
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He said it was a couple of hundred. He "knows what he's doing", so I'm out of it. I wonder how it's going to shoot after he loads it. His big deal is he thought he had found a big prize but wanted it to look shiny. I told him I thought he was nuts but he acted like it was no big deal. That's why I posted to begin with.
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Old 10-25-2021, 09:30 AM   #10
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Old 10-25-2021, 09:30 AM   #11
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I tumble loaded pistol ammo in corn cob all the time. It removes the case lube in about 15 mins. No issues and factory ammo is tumbled before its boxed. It doesn't degrade the powder, that myth has been busted many times. I wouldn't tumbled primed cases for fear of getting media stuck in the flash hole.

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Old 10-25-2021, 09:32 AM   #12
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Heck no! I wet tumble with stainless media.
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Old 10-26-2021, 07:38 PM   #13
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Sounds like a an easy way to create hangfires and squib loads.
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Old 10-28-2021, 10:01 PM   #14
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Yeah, a good way to get gunk in the flash hole. In my opinion.
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Old 10-30-2021, 01:08 PM   #15
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I tumble loaded ammo or all calibers but never primed empty cases. Some small amounts of Media will get stuck in the primers guaranteed.
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Old 10-31-2021, 10:40 PM   #16
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I tumble loaded ammo or all calibers but never primed empty cases. Some small amounts of Media will get stuck in the primers guaranteed.
I have a bunch with the greenie, thought about it. Load it to min with lot of media or just load it as cases? Anyone else tumble loaded ammo?
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Old 11-01-2021, 02:19 PM   #17
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i've had media stuck in the primer pocket before , but never small enough to get into the flash hole itself .. if the dry media is coarse enough, it probably wouldn't hurt it. i wouldn't make it my "process" but if you have some brass that are discolored that you want to shine up, it probably would be ok .. i'd probably load it first then tumble it ...

in any case i don't dry tumble anymore anyways ... went wet with SS and never looked back... i just like the way the case look inside and out and even the primer pockets come clean ... win ..win.. win
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Old 11-01-2021, 02:24 PM   #18
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I am not a reloader, but this sounds like a really bad idea
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Old 11-01-2021, 02:28 PM   #19
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I don't always tumble ammo
but when I do
I drink Dos Equis
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Old 11-01-2021, 04:40 PM   #20
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I don't always tumble ammo
but when I do
I drink Dos Equis
A. Before
B. During
C. After
D. All the above
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Old 11-01-2021, 10:14 PM   #21
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Iíve tumbled loaded ammo but never unloaded primed cases.


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