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Tumbling Shotgun Shells

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by MacFromOK, Apr 12, 2021.

  1. MacFromOK

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    Can/do you guys tumble plastic shotgun shells when reloading them?

    If so, I'm curious how the plastic holds up.

    NOT a reloader, this is just one of those things that keep me awake at night (FWIW, I did try an OSA search first).

    Thanks. :drunk2:
     
  2. Oklahomabassin

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    No need.
     
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    never have if they are in that bad of shape then trash and find replacements
     
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    I never have. I'd be worried about separation from the hull to brass?

    If I had some of the quality AA hulls that had a little tarnish, I'd hit it with some steel wool, but that was the extent of cleaning them.
     
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    I would think that static electricity would build up on the shells and it would be real hard to get the media off of them especially with corn cobb media! But I have never tried it.
     
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    Thanks, guys. :thumb:
     
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    I wouldn't because the inside base sometimes contains a hard pressed cardboard as a base wad lifting the powder up to the level of the primer. The moisture would swell it and ruin the shell. The powder doesn't sit on the brass like metal shells for bullets
     
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    I don't. The hulls don't get very dirty unless you're shooting a semi or pump and the hull gets ejected into mud.

    Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
     
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    Imagine how big of a tumbler you would need to run a reasonable number of hulls. Holy geez.
     
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    You don't ! different animal than brass cases
     
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