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Lefty Dutchman, SASS #41480

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I wait till I'm home-Deprime and soak for about 20 minutes. Then double rinse.

3/1 of water-vinegar.

Do this outside-It's a stink you'll never forget........:lol:

OLG

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Throw them in a bag till I get home. Then put them in my wet tumbler for a couple of hours.  Come out looking like new most every time.

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I use simple green and water  in a bottle and let them soak driving home from a match. Most matches are over two hours away so rinse and lay out to dry overnight before putting them in a tumbler. Seems to work fine for me. DC

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I've switched to nickel plated for my FCD loads. Helps to identify them and needs nothing but soap and warm water to clean.

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On the road I rinse 3-4 times in hot water then dry in the sun.  (Hot water in RV park restrooms is free.)  At home I add vinegar to the final rinse water.  I suspect my brass dries quicker in the Desert SW sun than yours will in Canada.

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I drop them in a canister with Dawn dish soap and water. When I get home I strain, drain, and wipe. Then into the tumbler...takes about an hour for the cases to look like new. Dawn dish soap has a mild abrasive that seems to get a lot of the residue off before I get home. 

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At the end of the match I put 'em in a bottle of water that has some blue dawn or Murphy's Oil Soap or most anything I can fine in the laundry room.  I let them soak on the way home and rinse them off in the back yard.  Unless its overcast or damp, I'll place a towel on an old cookie sheet and spread the brass out.  Then I'll place an old microwave glass tray on top to act as a sort of magnifying glass to keep in the heat.  The brass dries out pretty quickly.  Then size and de-prime and then they go into the tumbler.

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Put them in dishwashing detergent and water at the end of the match, then drain without rinsing and lay on newspaper to dry when Iget home. Later in the week I tumble in corncob till clean, not shiny cause stained brass reloads and shoots just as good as shiny. Besides that’s how I ID BP brass from smokeless brass.;)

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Toss 'em in a bag.

Deprime when I get home, and toss 'em in the water from cleaning the revolvers.

Slosh 'em around a bit, then wet tumble with ceramic/water/dish soap.

Air or sun dry 'em.

--Dawg 

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I used to soak in a water/soap solution immediately after shooting... now I just throw 'em in a bag and use the sonic cleaner at home.  Gotta be careful, That sonic cleaner solution will leech the tin from the copper...   I gotta dig up the picture... 

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I just toss my BP dress in a open bucket till I get home. Within a day I deprime, rinse in hot water and in the wet tumbler with SS pins and dishwasher soap they go. Spread them out on a table overnight in a warm garage to dry.

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Toss in a bag, and when I get home deprime and put in the wet tumbler with dawn lemi-shine, and stainless steel pins for a couple hours.  I run 2 batches, one for the rifle/pistol brass, and a separate one for the SG hulls.  If I run them together the pins can work their way in and make it a bear to get the pistol/rifle brass out of the SG hulls.

 

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I use a jug of water with Dawn and Vinager added.  By the time I get home they are clean.  

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I use an old Mayonnaise jar I found on Funk and Wagnalls porch with water and a little Dawn detergent. 

 

Seamus

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