Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Cleaning Brass For Reloading

We are revisiting Hickok45 to see how he preps his brass for reloading. Mr. Hickok is using Dillon equipment in these videos, and as he mentions, there are several companies who make these vibrating brass polishers.

This type of equipment takes up quite a bit of shelf space, and the vibrator makes noise for many hours while it cleans. Another option available for reloaders is an ultrasonic cleaner. They cost a bit more than the rigs like Mr. Hickok demonstrates, but they clean fast, and you don't have to worry about toxic dust when you clean up. When a batch is done, put the brass in your oven on low heat for a while to dry it, then it is ready to go to your loading press.


Billll said...

I use a rotary tumbler made from a 2 lb coffee can and a shaded-pole gear motor. It's very quiet, and does 50-75 rounds at a time depending on size.

I should probably write it up.

TrueBlueSam said...

That would be a great article! The ultrasonic machine cleans fast and easy, but the brass doesn't shine. A low cost polisher would be a good addition to my equipment.