Another Harbor Freight Tumbler Success
A few days ago I posted a couple pictures on Discord of the 4″ PVC extended drum wet tumbler I was putting together following Tree Top Flier’s recent updated video. One of the details he pointed out was the interrupters as he calls them are not the full length of the tumbler barrel, but rather staggered so that the brass turns end-to-end as it rolls inside the drum. This presents the ends of the cases to the stainless steel pin media. With the Gorilla Glue now firmly cured I was ready to clean some 9mm and 223 range pick-ups that I had gathered.
At this point I am very impressed with the cleaning action; the results are much better than my bucket tumbler I’ve been using for about 2 years. The inside of the cases are very clean and the primer pockets are very clean as well. I attribute this to the staggered placement of the pieces of split PVC glued inside the drum.
I owned a Marlin 60 since 1987, but never really got ‘into’ guns until 2011 when I bought my first 9mm pistol. That was soon followed by a .380 and a 12 guage pump, and I was all in. I had done some 20 guage reloading growing up, and threw myself into 9mm and .223 reloading in 2017, .380 in 2019 and 7.62×39 in 2020. It is so satisfying to go to the range and string together ever improving groups with ammo I loaded myself; it doesn’t hurt that I’m a little OCD about technical things, the tangible/visible rewards are really gratifying.
I have a nagging but as yet unattained ‘want’ for a .358 Yeti unloader, it just looks like a really cool caliber. My next learning curve, space permitting, is casting and coating.