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Discussion in 'Reloading' started by robin303, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. robin303

    robin303 Helicopter Nut

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    Got my new tumbler and all the goodies and just had to try it out.
    Got back from the range and shot 40 and 9 and had an equal amount of brass and threw them in the new toy. Went out and checked 2 hrs later and guess what. Yup every 3rd rnd of 9mm was stuck inside the 40 S&W.:rofl:Dang what a pain in the butt that was and a hour wasted pulling them apart. :steamed: Yup I felt like a sack of wet mice. :whistling:
     
  2. Bob2223

    Bob2223 Jack's buddy!

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    Hey 40 & 45 will do that,
    I mean that what I've been told anyway,, :whistling:

    Bob
     

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    Slacker Millennium Member

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    I've been considering getting into reloading so thanks for the tip. By the way.......How does a sack of wet mice feel????
     
  4. GioaJack

    GioaJack Conifer Jack

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    You think you're immune from making the same mistakes we've all made? Do you live alone in La-La Land or are there others there with you?:poke:

    Jack
     
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    GlockPride Glock 23

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    Haha. BTDT about 18mo ago! :wavey:
     
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    You think thats bad tumble 50 bmg and 45 gap...if you like puzzles.
     
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    fredj338

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    Ha! I doubt there is a reloader out there that hasn't done this once & once is all it takes. I sort at the range, put empties into separate plastic bags or use the plastic sorters at home.
     
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    Yep the .45 9mm PIA I loved that mess! Oh and the day I threw the .38 wad cutters I did not fire in the tumbler and put the fired ones on the shelf! :embarassed::faint:
     
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    dudel

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    Just one of the rites of passage. We've all done it. Anyone who claims they haven't hasn't been reloading long.

    In my case, it was 9mm and 45ACP; but 9mm and 38Spl play well together in the grit box.
     
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    Well....I have never ever ever never done it......:whistling::whistling:


    Nope, I didn't believe me either.:tongueout: I never did it with just .40 and 9mm, though. I had to add some 5.7x28 and .45acp in as well.:upeyes::crying: Like they said....once was all it took.
     
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    I haven't been reloading long and I still did it. Word of advice; .22 Hornet cases love to stack inside of 9mm cases. Then the media likes to hold them in there tight. I had to "unscrew" them apart
     
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    robin303 Helicopter Nut

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    Just like a sack of rocks.:rofl:
     
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    robin303 Helicopter Nut

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    :dunno:I seem to do this all by myself without any help or training. :embarassed:
     
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    Njanear Nagant-ophile

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    I've got you both beat. Last year, I threw 9mm, .40, .45ACP AND .45LC in the tumbler in one setting (trying to save time). The 9mm/.40/.45ACP combos were tough enough - but the 9mm/.40/.45LC really sucked. :(

    I won't be doing that again.
     
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    robin303 Helicopter Nut

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    Sure is a lot of good Honest people here. :thumbsup:
     
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    Once should be enough, but every once in a while, I'll forget and the next day, I'm out there with a couple pairs of pliers pulling brass apart.

    As I shoot them, I pick them up and put the spent brass in their original box.
     
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    Wow...did all you guys ride the short bus to school? The only times I've tumbled a "mix" of calibers has been when one or two wrong caliber pieces somehow get mixed in.

    All my dirty brass gets separated into buckets by caliber, and after cleaning it gets further sorted.