Another brass question

wiz1997wiz1997 Member Posts: 1,049 ✭✭
Purchased on GB some "new" primed brass.
However it was "new" many years ago and is no longer shiney.
Would it be OK to clean in a vibrating cleaner with corn cob medium?
Opinions on recleaning brass after being processed and primed?
Did I get ahead of myself by not cleaning after processing and before priming?


  • midnightrunpaintballermidnightrunpaintballer Member Posts: 2,233 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    load it and polish with corncob then. i wouldn't get media inside the case with a live primer. too much chance of a kernel sticking on the anvil and blocking the primer.

    if you're not comfortable tumbling loaded ammo like some people, then load it and polish by hand afterwards with brass polish on a rag. Use the bullet as a handle.
  • charliemeyer007charliemeyer007 Member Posts: 7,348 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Finish loading it, fire form. Trim, champher, flash hole de-burr/uniform, size and tumble plus what ever else you want to do.
  • wiz1997wiz1997 Member Posts: 1,049 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Hmm... Live ammo in tumbler. Cat that won't stay out of my reloading room. Honey it just went off.
  • Hawk CarseHawk Carse Member Posts: 4,296 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I shoot a lot of brass that isn't shiny.
    As long as it is clean, I am happy.

    Save the labor, load and shoot.
  • nemesisenforcernemesisenforcer Member Posts: 10,513 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Tarnish is one thing, imperfections and corrosion another. Discoloration is no big deal, but cases with weak spots due to rust or with detritus that just won't come off that would affect chambering or mar your die are scrap pieces.
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