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I do not have one yet so I suppose it's time to get one so I can start tumbling brass.

which one do you guys like?

I'd like to keep the price around $50.
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andrewjs18;23601 Wrote:I do not have one yet so I suppose it's time to get one so I can start tumbling brass.

which one do you guys like?

I'd like to keep the price around $50.

Sorry for my ignorance, but why would you tumble brass? And you mean empty shells right?
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#3
I have a Lyman Turbo Twin that is about 15 years old and has done probably 100K pieces of brass over probably 1000 cycles easily.
The lid doubles as the separator so you don't have to buy anything else to "drain" the media.

Might be a bit more than your $50 range, but I think the Turbo 1200 (without the extra bowl) is about $65 retail.

I use very fine crushed walnut from the pet store as media, lizard bedding. About $10 for a huge bag. It is a bit dusty, I just put a couple dryer sheets over the top of the tumbler while running it.

AndrewG23;23610 Wrote:
andrewjs18;23601 Wrote:I do not have one yet so I suppose it's time to get one so I can start tumbling brass.

which one do you guys like?

I'd like to keep the price around $50.

Sorry for my ignorance, but why would you tumble brass? And you mean empty shells right?
It is not really necessary to tumble all brass, but it can save wear and tear on your dies and makes inspecting it easier.

I never used to tumble any of the .45acp brass when I was shooting USPSA, but I always tumble my 5.56/.223 and .44mag.
I don't normally clean my .357 brass.

It's just a preference for some.
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I have this one. I actually have the kit, which included a media separator, but I don't use the separator anymore. The tumbler works great, I've tumbled thousands of rounds with it.

Now, after tumbling, I use my shell sorter to separate the brass from the media. It's just easier for me.
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AndrewG23;23610 Wrote:
andrewjs18;23601 Wrote:I do not have one yet so I suppose it's time to get one so I can start tumbling brass.

which one do you guys like?

I'd like to keep the price around $50.

Sorry for my ignorance, but why would you tumble brass? And you mean empty shells right?

to make it look nice? to clean it out?

I have other stuff aside from casings I'd like to clean as well.

I buy old razors, clean them up and sell them sometimes as well.

39Flathead;23619 Wrote:I have a Lyman Turbo Twin that is about 15 years old and has done probably 100K pieces of brass over probably 1000 cycles easily.
The lid doubles as the separator so you don't have to buy anything else to "drain" the media.

Might be a bit more than your $50 range, but I think the Turbo 1200 (without the extra bowl) is about $65 retail.

I use very fine crushed walnut from the pet store as media, lizard bedding. About $10 for a huge bag. It is a bit dusty, I just put a couple dryer sheets over the top of the tumbler while running it.

AndrewG23;23610 Wrote:Sorry for my ignorance, but why would you tumble brass? And you mean empty shells right?
It is not really necessary to tumble all brass, but it can save wear and tear on your dies and makes inspecting it easier.

I never used to tumble any of the .45acp brass when I was shooting USPSA, but I always tumble my 5.56/.223 and .44mag.
I don't normally clean my .357 brass.

It's just a preference for some.

midway has the 1200 for $52...not a bad price and it has 4/5 stars.

ivwarrior;23622 Wrote:I have this one. I actually have the kit, which included a media separator, but I don't use the separator anymore. The tumbler works great, I've tumbled thousands of rounds with it.

Now, after tumbling, I use my shell sorter to separate the brass from the media. It's just easier for me.

thanks for the suggestions.
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For many years a simple chemical wash was sufficient for me. Came across an older thumlers tumbler at one of those mass flea markets at a good, as in cheap, price. Although it utilizes two smaller tubs that limit capacity compared to the newer mega vibrators I find it sufficient. The tubs can be run wet if desired. These must of been popular with rock hounds as replacement parts are easy to find. Have found many uses for it outside reloading. Have seen a couple more around since. For me when I'm not looking for something that's when I'll find it.
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#7
I concur...............!
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#8
I got the Lyman 1200 with the drain plug. no complaints other then being to small at times
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#9
right now I'm using a Lortone QT-NR case tumbler, but it's REALLY old so I'm just waiting for it to die.
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