OK, I admit this is a short cut to thinking much but, maybe it'll be good for entertainment,
Can I tumble loaded rounds......???
Short story, I have one box of 220 gr roundnose .300 Weatherby Magnum that may be as many as 20 some yrs old. Thought I'd give them to a friend who has a MkV, I obviously haven't for about 20 some yrs....lost mine in a fire, box of ammo been hanging around, pretty dry. They don't have any green on 'em, bit tarnished...dirty, I'd want them cleaner if it was my rifle.
I pulled one and the powder looks crisp and dry, bullet was shiny beneath the seating depth. Primers appear to have been sealed. Don't have the die to reseat them if I pulled them and tumbled them.
Have a hard time tossin' 'em, So, a little vibrating or NOT? Seems fairly low risk, maybe heat them up a bit ..... or am I being pretty wierd over $65 or so ????
Go ahead, lace me up if I need it here, no gentleness needed,
well maybe a little...