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What have you bought, sold or traded in the past few days?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by AirOpsMgr, May 8, 2015.

  1. Red Dawn

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    Finally got a tumbler and media for baffles oh yeah much easier.

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  2. handloader

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    Reported, hand loading isn't nerdy.
     
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  3. handloader

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    Common dish soap has really worked well for me wet tumbling in the past. Simple Green works well for even black powder fouling.
     
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    Thanks for the tip. I soaked aluminum baffles in balistol and water overnight then put em in the tumbler with crushed walnut shells for 2 hrs it got 3/4 of it off should’ve left it longer I guess. Hey is common or simple green safe for aluminum
     
  5. handloader

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    I don't know about aluminum. It has been fine for brass and steel. Corn Cobb media with brasso cuts a lot faster than walnut. It just doesn't polish as well. I was thinking stainless on the baffles.
     
  6. Jake

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    In all honesty, I'm just jealous because I don't know shit about long range shooting or hand loading. I'd love to learn, but I don't have the time, money or patience for it.
     
  7. Red Dawn

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    I’ll look for Cobb media next. My first one came with aluminum baffles so I have to go easy on it live and learn. Last one Ill buy like that
     
  8. Laufen

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    I soak mine in power steering fluid, rinse them off and buff the remainder off with a dremel and polishing wheel. Wear a respirator though.
     
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    Purple Power will eat aluminum up, I think Simple Green will too!
     
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  10. handloader

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    It is all 120 year old technology save optics and semi auto fire. It really isn't worth it for 9mm, .223, etc. Money savings come from 8×57, 44 mag etc. If you aren't shooting fairly exotic centerfire, you are just better off buying a few cases of ammo while you can. If it were not for Mauser, Garand, and Colt, my equipment would be sitting up. You just couldn't get ammo a few years ago.