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Past Master
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It was a midway 1249 I've had it over 15 years.

Who makes the best tumbler IYO ? and why ? Thanks for the info.


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I had the same thing happen a couple of years ago and replaced it with another one from Midway.
 
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I had the same thing happen a couple of years ago and replaced it with another one from Midway.


That's what I was thinking, looking on the web site Midway doesn't sell Midway tumblers any more.

I was looking at this, for 65 bucks on sale.

https://www.midwayusa.com/prod...020625891?pid=770921


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I've got a Lyman 1200 that I've bought in the early 90's and it's still going strong.


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The Midway brand is now Frankford Arsenal. The one I bought is $62. For the same price, I would probably get the Hornady.
 
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Thanks for info Frankford, I going to with Hornady 65 bucks how bad can I get hurt.


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Posts: 3938 | Location: Boone County, Arkansas | Registered: August 22, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I've been through a butt load of tumblers with worn out motors tied with cracked drums. The best one so far has been RCBS with only one motor change in 20 years. Not sure if their tumblers are still good? If I were a new reloader I'd get a rotary drum and just use Dawn and a pinch of Lemi shine, no pins, works excellent!
 
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Just took a look and it's a small Frankford rotary drum and without pins does an amazing job.
 
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Have you looked at china Inc.? You know the one, Harbor fright. I had a good one from a local gun shop, but my oldest son borrowed it. So for my Bday, he gave me a china special. Works just the same. I have no idea how much they cost.


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I have a Frankford arsenal that has been going strong for 6 or 7 years. The base of the bowl eventually cracked earlier this year, and I repaired it with JB Weld, but I was concerned that it wouldn't hold up over the long-term. I emailed Frankford Arsenal, and they responded quickly and shipped me a new one no questions asked. It was on backorder so it took a couple of months to get it, but I was still up and running with my JB Welded bowl, so it was no big deal. The new bowl showed up a couple of weeks ago and it's out in the garage full of .223 brass right now. I was very happy with their customer service.
 
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Originally posted by jdshank:
Just took a look and it's a small Frankford rotary drum and without pins does an amazing job.

So you just dump the cases in with water, Dawn, and Lemi Shine?

How long do you let them run?


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I have had great luck with the Lyman Turbo tumbler. But I bought it decades ago, the newer ones might not be made as well.



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I have a Lyman Turbo, about 11 years old, works great still.


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Just ran a load of .45 ACP,no pins just Dawn and a pinch of Lemi shine. Cases look great, the more you have at one time the better but I only ran about 75 cases and with a 2 hour run time their ready to load after drying.
 
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I went to wet tumbling and won’t be going back. Yes it’s more work to separate the pins from the brass and time to dry brass. But my brass is better than new.

I use a thumblers tumbler and SS pins



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I also prefer wet tumbling to dry and have recently bought 5 lbs. of stainless steel chips as tumbling media to replace the pins:

https://www.sleepinggiantbrass...NLESS-TUMBLING-MEDIA

There are other brands and companies that sell these chips but I went with Sleeping Giant as it was recommended by another forum member.




 
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