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    Can anyone suggest a local source..(Anch. area).. for tumbler media. I wanted to get some walnut shell to do some small parts. I found some on ebay. 12 lbs. for $18 or 20 lbs. for $26 delivered price. If that's a good deal I'd be happy to order 20 lbs. and split the order if anyone else wanted to try it out. comes in 12/20 and 14/30 grit. If it could be had locally, that would be fine, too...just don't know who carries it.

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    Head to a pet shop and buy walnut reptile bedding, that is the best if you can find it. I used to get it from Pet Zoo in Wasilla but I hear they no longer stock it.
     
    Great Northern Guns had walnut last I was three, Boondocks in ER, and Sportsman’s usually have cob and sometimes walnut.
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    Thanks, ADfields! Both Petco and Petsmart have it and are close to where I live. I'll be having me some.

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    The stuff I use is called Lizard Litter and can be bought from most of the large pet stores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbuck351 View Post
    The stuff I use is called Lizard Litter and can be bought from most of the large pet stores.
    That's the stuff ^^^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by rbuck351 View Post
    The stuff I use is called Lizard Litter and can be bought from most of the large pet stores.
    Lizard litter... that makes me laugh..
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    Yup I love Lizzard Litter for cleaning brass. Then for polishing brass I switch over to corn cob with a spoonful or two of Nu Finish - that gets some amazing results.

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    I have a 25lb bag of 'walnut litter' that I have used for years, it works great and it was 'cheap'! I add a cap full of NuFinish and the brass is clean and shiny.

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    I have used a bunch of different additives and several different things work but I now use any auto buffing compound and a rock polishing powder called Cerium Oxide with about a spoonful of each to a tumbler full of litter. It cleans faster and gives a more shiny finish than anything else I've tried. I add a little more of the two every 3 or 4 loads.

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    Wait, you guys clean your brass... ? LOL.

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    I use 0000 Steel wool, mostly. Also, some water soluable brass polish on rare, and tough occasions.

    Wait A Minute. I have one of them brass cleaner vibrater thingys. Got it a few months ago. It's practically worthless. I hardly use the blame thing. I'm sorry I bought it. I shoulda got more powder and bullets, and primers.

    What's this about media? Does it make the brass clean better?

    I don't like reely shiney brass. The sun shines on it and scares the caribou, even when it's raining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty of the North View Post
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    I don't like reely shiney brass. The sun shines on it and scares the caribou, even when it's raining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobius View Post
    Wait, you guys clean your brass... ? LOL.
    Glad I'm not the only one thinking that!


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    Yea I clean my brass when it's needed. Not good for dies or guns to put dirty nasty old range brass through them. A tumbler is the lazy man’s way, noisy but turns grungy ole brass most would chuck to clean in-n-out stuff anybody would use with minimal effort. Sure better than 0000 when your looking at a 5 gallon buckit of mixed brass so caked you can't even read the head stamps.
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