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Who tumbles with a cement mixer?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by SKYWLKR, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. SKYWLKR

    SKYWLKR

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    I need to clean XXK cases and want to do it quickly.

    I was going to get the big Dillon but F' it! I have a small unit for my small batches.

    What size , how much brass and media are you getting in em and time run?
     
  2. ede

    ede Bama's Friend

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    i use a cheap one from northern tool. less than 200$ shipped to me a few years back. i use a mix of corn cob and walnut media along with some new finish cut with mineral spirits. takes about 10 gallons of media and 2 or so gallons of brass. as for run time i turn it on for a while then go back when i think of it, maybe 2 hours or so. not a lot of time is needed to clean the cases. i usually end up with around 30 gallons of brass at the end of the year to clean. i do it in one weekend then put everything away until next year.
     


  3. gwalchmai

    gwalchmai Lucky Member

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    Ask Fabricator. He has a big mixer that he uses.
     
  4. SKYWLKR

    SKYWLKR

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    BUMP

    Which one from HF do you have? They have two now, a smaller one then a regular sized one.
     
  5. Hydraulicman

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  6. willie_pete

    willie_pete NRA Life Member

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    We use a plastic drummed mixer (Kolbalt maybe? ) we found at Lowe's; coated the metal blades with truck bed liner. It works great. It handles 5+ gallons ( of brass ) at a time with no problem. Corncob from Grainger's. Locknut the blade screws on really good though.

    WP
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2010
  7. BC Dan

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  8. JWP

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    harbour freight one and 400-500 50bmg