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Old 10-19-2010, 19:13   #1
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Ultrasonic cleaning?

Anyone use an ultrasonic cleaner instead of tumbling?
Results?
I'm using a progressive press. Any problem with cleaning w/primers intact? I know it won't clean the primer pocket, but I don't see that as a big deal?

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Old 10-26-2010, 16:47   #2
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I used one fer a while and found it was not worth the effort. I co-worker of mine purchased a large one advertized in the gun mags for cleaning pistols and also found it lacked what good old hand cleaning and hopps does. As far as brass, too many steps involved. Tumble them de-primed in corn cob,cap of nufinish car polish,cap of mineral spirits.

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Old 04-11-2012, 18:30   #3
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I have one and it beats the H--L out of the old way!! I can clean 400 rounds in about 10 mi and I do not need to hear the old ones run 4 hr or more!! I would buy one if this one goes bad!!
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Share with us what chemicals you use and the method you find that works so fast. I really would like to make use of my ultra sonic cleaner again if possible.

Thanks, Mike
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I use the Lyman turbo sonic cleaner. I does a very good job.
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I use a Covington Rock Tumbler with liquid (a little car wash, lemon shine, and lemon juice) and some stainless pins. It cleans them inside and out and the primer pocket. I rinse them off with water when done. The car wash adds a little silicone to the brass so it doesn't start to corrode after its dry. When its hot outside I dry on a towel in the sun, when its not, I have my own cookie tray (so wife doesn't get upset) in the oven for 10 - 15 minutes at 250 degrees. I cook the pins on the stove using an old frying pan, they dry in no time at all. My Dillon case separator works great on getting the brass and pins separated. A magnet picks up the rest. I set the tubler barrel next to my co-ax press. I don't need to switch shell holders (jaws) even for small base cartriges so its fast. I de-prime when I get back from the range. And boy does the water get dirty and no more dust.
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