Ground Walnut at PetCo

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by dbach, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. gun-nut

    gun-nut Member

    Jan 15, 2011
    I tried that green and i did not think it cleans as well as the Rough (RED stuff) That Rough is good but it does leave the brass a dull look. how ever it does only take an hour and last forever. 3 years and if i had to guess over 200,000 casses and still going. I do however send it through a polish cycle in just corn cob with brasso (no lid this lets out the ammona so it will not make the brass brittle) for an 1/2 hour and presto it shines.
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2011
  2. springerbuster

    springerbuster New Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Southwest Washington
    I buy my walnut and corncob media from an industrial supply store that sells media for sandblasting in the construction industry. 50# bag for about $15. Sorry I don't remember exactly what I paid but it was considerably cheaper than harbor freight.
  3. Little Rooster

    Little Rooster New Member

    Oct 17, 2007
    Old Dominion

    I have recently switched to this, I have also began using red rouge compound and mineral spirits to treat the media. I am getting my brass clean in much less time. Even the black powder cartridges, come out cleaner.

    Sorry Springbuster didn't mean to step on your post.

    The corn cob media I bought at Southern States and I am sure any farm type co-op has in stock. The walnut media may also be picked up at a sandblasting supply place much cheaper than the gunshops. I am a tight a$$
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2011
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