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I saw some posts on other sites where reloaders were tumbling their live ammo in a vibrating tumbler. At 1st glance I thought it was dangerous, but wanted to get everyone's thoughts on it. My brass looks great once tumbled, but after being handled and loaded it quickly goes back to looking sad. (I know this is cosmetic; however, I take pride in having my work look nice too).
 
I was wondering about 1)Safety, 2)Accuracy/Integrity of ammo.
 
Or maybe there is something beside the Cabelas Media Polish that I should be using to maintain the shine.
 
Thoughts?
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I have done it. Tumbling using a polish will help clean lubricants that trap moisture and acids. They cause premature corrosion when the shells are stored for extended time periods. Just be sure the bullets are seated tight or crimped so that seating depth is not altered. Will not use this process if loading when neck sizing only. If the reloads have excess lube, it can also result in a buildup in the chamber.
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