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Thread: Cleaning 5.56 brass - tricks?

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    For me, it's not about the brass going in the gun... rather working the brass through the dies and steps. I don't care about super shiney (although that's nice when you can get it), I just don't like working with brass that's not nice and clean.

    Clean brass on bigger calibers also helps me to see the oxidation iris form when I anneal it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markm View Post
    For me, it's not about the brass going in the gun... rather working the brass through the dies and steps. I don't care about super shiney (although that's nice when you can get it), I just don't like working with brass that's not nice and clean.

    Clean brass on bigger calibers also helps me to see the oxidation iris form when I anneal it.
    Keeping the dies clean and in good working order are really the only reasons.

    Markm, if you’re annealing then you’ve really gone into the weeds. Lol.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky5019 View Post
    Markm, if you’re annealing then you’ve really gone into the weeds. Lol.
    Just for 300WM and .308. Maybe 50 pieces per week on average.
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    I hear ya guys,and you would be surprised at how good the mix works ! My brass is clean for sure,but then just not primer pocket shinny and a bunch of extra steps clean. When the media is new its like maybe 45 min for 9mm or any pistol stuff and its looking great,I have not done much 223 stuff lately but just put together a new AR so will be shooting it soon,I'll get back at ya after I run some brass through it.

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    I don’t care if my brass is shiny or not. But wet tumbling ensures that there is no debris inside, primer pockets are free of carbon, and that there are not issues with the brass which I can’t see that may cause bras failure.


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    I think it took me about 30 minutes to get it to this point. I will let the brass dry overnight. I don't want all the range trash in my corn cob media. I think I have been using the same corn cob since 2008 and it still looks good. I don't use it that often, though.

    I feel like washing in Lemishine first cuts down the time needed for the corncob tumble. Either way, I have fun.

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