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5 years 17 weeks ago, 2:31 PM

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newbe reloader

My buddy and I were going through some reloading stuff that he traded for and came across a shitload of bullets. The problem is alot of the bullets were realy dirty. This may be a stupid question but can you tumble your bullets?

Stay tuned for more stupid questions, because I don't know jack about reloading but I'm gettin ready to start the journey.

5 years 17 weeks ago, 5:34 PM

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wannabe

you probably could tumble bullets but i wouldnt as it may damage them,i would use steel wool and clean them up the hard way.i know it is time consuming but it is the safest way i know.

5 years 17 weeks ago, 6:52 PM

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i would NOT steel wool 'em unless last resort...
start by washing in dish soap and washcloth in kitchen sink...several at a time rolling around in hands with dish cloth...
If there is a lot of white lead oxide all over 'em do above with just plain white vinegar...medium bristle scrub brush...go for the crud...not the lead.
If that does not do it then go to 409 and a fresh cloth...
do all of above with plastic or rubber gloves...

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5 years 17 weeks ago, 6:57 PM

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Eric-lead bullets

wow,i been reloading for quite awhile and i never knew about this!thanks for the info!

5 years 17 weeks ago, 6:58 PM

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if for some reason they are greasy or have oil varnish all over 'em...
use carburetorleaner or some de-greaser...use gloves...well ventilated area. then was soap & water...then run 'em through your sizer/luber...

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5 years 17 weeks ago, 7:04 PM

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Cleaning Bullets

I used Vinegar to clean some brass caseing. Done pretty good but the bullet casing smelled like pickles. I dont know if this will help and most likely will get a bitchen at by Greasypaws and SamD but try using a parts washer.

5 years 17 weeks ago, 7:12 PM

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Good to know

I use brasso. This sounds less expensive.

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