Tumbling Media with Red Rogue?

Discussion in 'Caliber Talk: Ammunition, Reloading, and Shooting ' started by Carolinaboy, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. Carolinaboy

    Carolinaboy Aim Small Miss Small Supporting Addict

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    Sep 17, 2011
    I was at my Dad's shop, (where we build bullets, lathes, reloading etc...) and he picked up some new tumbling media. I used it like I always use the corn cob media. Well it is the corn cob media with the red rogue in it, and all the brass was basically just stained a tint of maroon after words....:mad2:

    I'm not too big on having my brass bright and mirror like but I do like them to be basically clean. I ran them through a towel a few times seeing if that would clean them up. The red came off the outside pretty well. But the inside of the brass was still red..

    Think it would cause any issues.....I wouldn't think so. But it was kind of annoying you usually use the tumbler to clean up the brass and this stuff almost made it worse.

    It was the lyman Red Media

    Just curious if anybody else has experienced this??
     
  2. dilespla

    dilespla Never made it to step 12 Supporting Addict

    Oct 12, 2011
    Never used that stuff, but thanks for the warning. Can you just run it back through with your regular media?
     

  3. Earlsbud

    Earlsbud Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

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    Aug 28, 2011
    Coleman lantern fuel in regular media should cut it. About a cup.
     
  4. 3Baers

    3Baers 1911 oldie

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    Oct 9, 2011
    That sounds like its just waiting for a spark......

    To the OP if you haven't tried Dillion Rapid Polish 290, try some its good stuff.
     
  5. Rod38um

    Rod38um Opinionated Shooter

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    Oct 5, 2011
    I've always used the red as a first stage to cut the heavy stuff and use the green corncob as a final finisher. Sort of like course and fine.......... red course, green fine. The green makes the casings slick like they've been polished.
     
  6. Carolinaboy

    Carolinaboy Aim Small Miss Small Supporting Addict

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    Sep 17, 2011
    Main stuff we've used is regular corn Cobb. But I do have some dillon polish, thinking about running through with regular media. To clean em
     
  7. Carolinaboy

    Carolinaboy Aim Small Miss Small Supporting Addict

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    Sep 17, 2011
    I got some green too, might try that
     
  8. Earlsbud

    Earlsbud Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

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    Aug 28, 2011
    Been waitin' on a spark for decades.
     
  9. 3Baers

    3Baers 1911 oldie

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    Oct 9, 2011
    I run my cases twice, once with 1 batch of corn cobb as a initial cleaning for about 1 hour. Then I run them in a second batch of corn cobb with a couple of cap fulls on RP290 for another hour.. Gets them as clean and polished as I need them, they are just going to get loaded and shot again.
     
  10. duketbrd88

    duketbrd88 Well-Known Member

    Sep 1, 2011
    Walnut media, easiest and works best for me.
     
  11. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

    Aug 18, 2011
    x2. I used crushed walnuts, 3 hours and they're done.
     
  12. carljc72

    carljc72 1911's & Gunleather Supporting Addict

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    Sep 27, 2011
    X3. I used to use corn, and run batches with polish, and, and,and ... But I found with Walnut, they are clean enough for me and I only have to touch them once.
     
  13. Karsten

    Karsten Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2013
    Go to Petco and buy Crushed Walnut Shell sold as Lizard Bedding in 11 pound bags...it is cheap and does the same thing.

    Karsten
     

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