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Grainger corn cob 14/20 or 20/40

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Wash-ar15, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. Wash-ar15

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    which one should i get for tumbling brass??
     
  2. Boxerglocker

    Boxerglocker Jacks #1 Fan

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    the Grainger stuff is good... one of the local shops buys it bulk from them and rebags and sells it in 7lb bags. I believe it's the 14/20 they sell.
     


  3. jawjaboy

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    14/20 for sure. Just bought a 40 pound bag from Grainger this year, under $23. Best cob media that I have ever used.
     
  4. jawjaboy

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    No problem Wash. Order it from your nearest Grainger store, pick it up there and shipping is free. Good stuff at a great price, for real. If ya don't need 40 pounds right now, split it up with others.

    http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/items/2MVR4?Pid=search

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  5. jawjaboy

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    See post #5.

    I am in no way affiliated with Grainger, FWIW.
     
  6. BigDog[RE]

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    Like Jawja says, the 14-20 grit is the way to go:

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  7. nnickatnight

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    No Grainger here, didn't know if someone else carried it.
     
  8. IndyGunFreak

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    I have a hard time believing there's not a Grainger in DFW. Grainger's site appears to be going nanners right now, but what about this one..

    http://www.macraesbluebook.com/search/company.cfm?company=611428

    Edit: FWIW, their site came up and I did a search... There's 3 in Dallas and 3 in Fort Worth, and 1 in Arlington if you happen to be between the two.

    IGF
     
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  9. njl

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    That stuff looks small enough that it won't have the problem corn cob pet bedding does of getting stuck inside 9mm cases. I may have to pick some up. How many 5 gallon buckets worth is 40lbs? Just wondering how much space it's going to take up.
     
  10. nnickatnight

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    DFW is a big place so unfortunately downtown Dallas and Arlington are at least an hour away. However, I was able to find a suitable substitute. Petco can order large bags of Zilla Litter which is a fine grind of black walnut hulls that they use for reptile litter but will work just fine for the tumbler. The price was also very reasonable.
     
  11. jawjaboy

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  12. dardascastbulle

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    And in case you end up with more than you can use ...... you can use it to smoke fish and other meats! I actually learned of using corn cob for smoking long before I began reloading, thanks to a commercial fishery up north from me.
     
  13. RustyFN

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    Is there anything wrong with using the 20/40 grit?I just ordered a bag of it but can probably exchange it if I have to.
     
  14. mteagle1

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    When I first read this I was thing of personal use like I did on the farm as a boy. I also know of a use for whole corn cobs after the Sears catalogs ran out.
     
  15. shuckersfan

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    Where are you at in DFW? There are about a dozen in the area. I can point you in the right direction for future reference.
     
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  16. RLDS45S

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  17. Wash-ar15

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    update!! got my bag this morning. Strange to be so excited over a bag of corn cob!!LOL

    First thing I noticed was it was a lot finer than what I have been using. comparing it to my old stuff,my old stuff seems to be walnut.

    I noticed that where my old media would swirl in my Frankfurt tumbler,it now cascades.

    I threw some 223 brass in it to test it.

    wish me luck:supergrin:
     
  18. It really is the little things in life that are the best. Let us know how the corn cob rates against the walnut. I use walnut and can't imagine the brass coming out shinier that it already does.