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Old March 15th, 2007, 04:29 PM   #1
 
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Corn Cob media vs. Walnut

I have used corn cob media for my tumbler for several years with complete satisfaction. While I was out West, I bought some walnut while in a Sportsman's Warehouse and I just go to say, stick with the corn cob media! The walnut is waaaay too dusty for my taste. The corn cob media seems to get the brass much cleaner too, or do you guys that use the walnut know something that I don't? I have put brass polish in it, and that didn't seem to help things either.



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Only ever used corn cob media. Was considering trying the walnut thinking maybe the grass was greener, but will stick to corn cob now. Thanks for the heads-up!

I've also heard corn cob media can be bought at co-op type pet stores? Not sure what it's called or marketed as though...
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Tim, anyone from the south can tell you corn cob cleans better-walnuts are too small and hard to hang onto
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Tim, anyone from the south can tell you corn cob cleans better-walnuts are too small and hard to hang onto
+1 I was grown before I ever heard of toilet paper, but they are a little rough though. Probably why they clean so well. [^]
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Walnut to clean really dirty, sooty cases and corn cob to fine clean and put on a better shine. Some hardcore reloaders have more than one cleaning / polishing machine set up with different media. Both work well as single stage cleaners, just whatever is your preference. I use Walnut with a bit of Maas polish added. IMHO it is faster and lasts longer.
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I use walnut media and add a cap full of Dillon polish with each batch. 2 Hours and they come out vey nice.
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Exactly right on walnut for real dirty brass and corn cob for bright shiny brass. Walnut is more expensive then corn cob so try using a 50/50 mixture like I do. Your brass will come out clean and shiny faster with less tumbling time.
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I use Walnut for real dirty brass, then corncob. My main tumbler is Corncob Media treated with flitz Polish, That stuff will make them shine so much they hurt your eyes.
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Like many here, walnut or pecan for tough stuff then corn with some non- ammonia based polish. I like Flitz but have used many others with great results!

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Dang! Gotta put on my sunglasses! [8D]
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Lizard litter is the same thing that your buying at the reloading places much cheaper 25 pound bag right at 10 buks. Does the same job.
It is dusty, I do mine outside, and I use a cememnt mixed I got on sale from Home Depot on sale. I flip the switch and as its turning I put in the lizard litter and then add the brass. Not suppose to stop the mix with a load in it. So I framed square using scarpe 2x4's and some 1/4 wire screen I had laying around. I lay it over a wash tub I also had laying around and dump the works on top of the screen and wash tub.
I save the 1 gallon ice cream tubs the family seems to go through around here pretty fast, as they have lids. As I use the bach methiod of reloading so I do all my case cleaning far in advance of when I am going to need them.
Right now I am working on around 5,00 45 auto's- It keeps me off the streets and out of the bars.
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That's right, Snuffy! I buy 25 pounders of walnut "bird litter".Cheap!
It's all good!
Tweek, try a neutral density filter on those lenses!
That's what they used to use in the old westerns to make daylight look like the dead of night!

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I'm with Tweek. I need my sunglasses too! Nice photos of the shiny brass, jimbo and songdawg.

Snuffy, I have never heard of lizzard litter. Are you pulling my leg? A cement mixer of brass is a lot of shiny stuff. That would keep anyone occupied.
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Ron,
Snuffy speaks the truth! It's known in many pet outlets as reptile liter though lizard litter roles off the tongue better.
I checked the price of my last bag. It was $17.00 for 25lbs! Again, mine is called bird litter but it's all the same stuff....Finely ground walnut! In one store I found three different products all of ground walnut for three different pet applications and PRICES!

As I recall bird beat lizard by a couple of bucks!

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nope Ron wouldn't pull your leg pal. I go to an open door range and most shoot and letthe brass lay. So I pick up the brass they leave, I pick out what I want and give the rest to TheBore House as he loads anything and everything. Some of the brass is really dirty so I put brass in the mixer that won't get tangled up together. I can mix 45's and 30-06 or 270 or something like that. Really does a fine job, the mixer will do around 5,000 45 auto's at a time.
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