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    Default Where to get crushed walnut shells in bulk

    If you're like me you quickly run out of walnut shells when buying them by the bag at Petco/Petsmart/etc. If you are around Rochester/Buffalo/Syracuse this is the place to get your stuff for your tumbler.


    http://www.lciindustrial.com/


    I think I paid $30-$35 for a 50lb bag last time I was there.

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    Beichirch's Linden Ave. 248-3660 Hans is the man! They have most anything you would need for reloading.
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    You can go to any large pet store as stated
    Grainger has it as well (more expensive)
    Lizard Litter

    or the following will send you a one pound free sample of corn cob for polishing in tumblers.
    http://www.greenproducts.com/corncob...le_request.php

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    OK, so I'm nieve... what do you use Walnut shells for? Tumbling?
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    Yes, they are used for tumbling. They clean the cases and give them a bit of a shine.

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    Walnut media is great for CLEANING all the crud and carbon scoring out.
    Corn Cob is excellent for POLISHING to that blinding finish.
    Some people mix the 2 media. To each is own.
    I use 2 tumblers (each loaded with different media) depending on what stage of reloading I'm at.

    I usually run walnut first then decap and resize. After OAL and any other crap needed and reloaded I'll polish the finished round in corn cob.


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    Quote Originally Posted by perimedik View Post
    Walnut media is great for CLEANING all the crud and carbon scoring out.
    Corn Cob is excellent for POLISHING to that blinding finish.
    Some people mix the 2 media. To each is own.
    I use 2 tumblers (each loaded with different media) depending on what stage of reloading I'm at.

    I usually run walnut first then decap and resize. After OAL and any other crap needed and reloaded I'll polish the finished round in corn cob.

    This is how I do it, except I can't afford another Dillon tumbler right now so I change the media from walnut to corncob.

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    perimedik,

    Not to thread-jack too much, but... how do you like the zip trim?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kev74 View Post
    perimedik,
    Not to thread-jack too much, but... how do you like the zip trim?
    It serves it's purpose, you can easily get into a groove and do 100 cases in no time. It's simple and I have dones thousands of cases on it. You can use a shell holder or three jaw chuck. I have both and the sheel holder seems easier to me.
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