Shooters Forum banner

1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
120 Posts
IMO, no but I'm sure someone will come along with a detailed study where they experimented with different levels of brass, pins and water. I use the FA mini with a stated capacity of 300 .223 cases and it will hold 2.5# of pins. I fill it up to the suggested water level, whether I have 300 cases in the tumbler or 250. I use the full 2.5# as well. I have found the best results are when I'm close to the 300 limit.

I use the FA wet/dry media separator to remove the pins, and it works very well IMO. I have not found a single pin in my brass after using media separator to rinse the brass well.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
13,187 Posts
Ask board member Humpy. He originated the process twenty-odd years ago. His was in a Thumbler's Tumbler with 15 lb capacity using 5 lbs of pins and a gallon of water. That ratio would be 1.668:1 Pins to Water by weight to be fairly exact, plus soap and citric acid, leaving about a pound and change for the brass itself. But I don't know what the tolerances are.
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
Top