Stainless steel media for tumbler

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Stainless steel media for tumbler

Post by Macross » 09 May 2021, 3:21 pm

Just ordered a tumbler as the crappy sonic cleaner i was using just wasnt cutting it. Ive been searching around for stainless steel media and seems to be either out of stock or crazy expensive from places here in australia. Can see it listed for sale on ebay and amazon but would prefer to order from supplier here in the country rather than over seas and wait weeks.

Anyone have a link to an Aus supplier or can point me in the right direction.
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Re: Stainless steel media for tumbler

Post by on_one_wheel » 09 May 2021, 6:02 pm

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Post by Macross » 10 May 2021, 7:28 am

on_one_wheel wrote:I bought mine here,
$45 / Kg

https://www.aussiesapphire.com.au/stain ... lishing-me


Thanks mate, I did stumble across these guys in my google'ing but the item listed out of stock. I signed up for notification when they restock these so fingers crossed its not weeks and months wait.
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Post by on_one_wheel » 10 May 2021, 9:49 am

Probably worth giving them a phone call, small business often neglect their websites.
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Post by deye243 » 10 May 2021, 4:19 pm

I use this stuff absolutely fantastic back when I brought it was way cheaper than getting it in this country it is also on eBay just cop it on the chin don't worry about how long it takes to get here once you've got it you've got it for donkeys years .

https://shop.guntap.com/stainless-steel ... 5-x-0-047/
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Post by in2anity » 10 May 2021, 10:18 pm

Imagine one of those little pins rattling down your barrel like pegging a hotdog down a hallway
I'm a "salt on pizza" kinda guy...
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Post by deye243 » 10 May 2021, 10:29 pm

in2anity wrote:Imagine one of those little pins rattling down your barrel like pegging a hotdog down a hallway

That is only something an idiot would have to worry about .

But you are correct .
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Post by on_one_wheel » 10 May 2021, 10:49 pm

I like to remove the pins from the cleaned cartridges before reloading.
It helps extend barrel life :thumbsup:
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Post by ob1 » 11 May 2021, 9:10 am

If it is for pistol or straight walled cases, don't bother. They will clean fine on the outside by rubbing against each other in the tumbler.

I don't worry about shining the inside of the case or the primer pocket of pistol cases.
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Post by No1_49er » 11 May 2021, 9:21 am

deye243 wrote:I use this stuff absolutely fantastic back when I brought it was way cheaper than getting it in this country it is also on eBay just cop it on the chin don't worry about how long it takes to get here once you've got it you've got it for donkeys years .

https://shop.guntap.com/stainless-steel ... 5-x-0-047/

That's the stuff I use. IIRC, bought 10lb of it via eBay.
Choose you media wisely.
Too small and it sticks in the flash hole, too large and its a PITA to clear if it hangs up in the cartridge.
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Post by deye243 » 11 May 2021, 2:24 pm

Never had a problem in 223 308 260 Remington 7mm Remington Magnum 300 Winchester Magnum
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Post by Joshua.s » 11 May 2021, 4:34 pm

My mate uses stainless filler rod for tight welding . Just runs it through the guillotine to cut to size . Cheapest way we have found
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