New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Ultrasonic or Stainless Steel
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Check GunBroker.com for SWFA's No Reserve and No Minimum bid firearm auctions.

Ultrasonic or Stainless Steel

 Post Reply Post Reply   Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/01/2011 at 12:36
SVT_Tactical View Drop Down
Optics Retard
Optics Retard
Avatar
Chief Sackscratch

Joined: December/17/2009
Location: NorthCackalacky
Status: Offline
Points: 28768

Going back and forth on these two methods to clean my brass with.

 
Stainless steel requires a greater up front investment but long term is pretty much next to nothing
Ultrasonic is cheaper upfront but cleaning solution will have to be rebought as needed.
 
Both appear to require you to "dry" your brass after use to ensure not water spots.
 
Stainless tumblers run for long periods of time, Ultrasonic appear to need to be used about 5-10 minutes on dirty cases. 
 
Both clean inside case and the primer pockets well.
 
 
Anyone tried both? Anyone know pros and cons not listed? 
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/01/2011 at 13:09
BeltFed View Drop Down
Optics God
Optics God
Avatar

Joined: February/12/2008
Location: Ky
Status: Offline
Points: 16102
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/01/2011 at 15:49
338LAPUASLAP View Drop Down
Optics Master
Optics Master
Avatar
Scope Swapper

Joined: October/17/2009
Location: STATESIDE
Status: Offline
Points: 2455
ULTRASONIC SUCKS...IT TAKES FOREVER EVEN WITH AN INDUSTRIAL $1000 ULTRA SONIC....
 
I have tried many ultra sonics and they all fall short of media cleaning...
 
 
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/06/2011 at 16:02
Alan Robertson View Drop Down
Optics Master
Optics Master
Avatar

Joined: October/31/2009
Location: Oklahoma
Status: Offline
Points: 1724
The cheapest media for wet tumbling isn't SS, but brass. Go find a weldor's supply that sells brass rod by the pound (usually $2-3) and buy a few pounds of 1/16 rod and cut 'em up w/electrician's cutters  into short lengths- say 1/2- 3/4". Works great and builds your grip. They'll clean your primer pockets if de- primed beforehand.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/11/2011 at 19:25
Crosswire View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice


Joined: November/04/2008
Location: West NC
Status: Offline
Points: 67
I've used a conventional vib. tumbler since the first model came out (Lyman 1200) and it works fine.  I did buy an Ultrasonic cleaner a few years ago for mechanical stuff and tried cases in it too.  I found NO advantage to surgically clean cases and getting them that way is a PITA.   I don't want to fool with wet cases or wait for them to dry so I won't ever try wet cleaning again.
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Similar Threads: "Ultrasonic or Stainless Steel"
Subject Author Forum Replies Last Post
STM Stainless Steel Cleaning SVT_Tactical Reloading & Ballistics 21
Chrome Moly VS Stainless Steel budperm Firearms 27
Steel w/ Steel Alum w/ Alum? RotoReuter_DM Rings and bases 13
Tikka T3 Lite Stainless & Leupold VX2 igotta40 Rings and bases 8
browning abolt stainless Robster80 Firearms 3
Aluminum vs. Steel scope rings GuitarDude Rifle Scopes 9
CZ 452 Ultra Lux Question Tennessean Rimfire / Airgun 9
Weatherby Ultra Lightweight 7mm wby JLud Firearms 9
Suitable scope for a tikka t3 lite stainless .243 Alex12 Rifle Scopes 2
Hey steel shooters urbaneruralite Shooting 5


This page was generated in 0.344 seconds.