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mecam
03-11-2008, 9:59 AM
After thoroughly washing my brass, I want to use the oven to dry them up. I thinking 150 degrees for an hour. Is this a safe method and not weakening the brass?

Guns R Tools
03-11-2008, 10:16 AM
That sounds like safe temperature. During Summer car's interior can reach 130F. Brass can take that heat no problem.

StraightShooter
03-11-2008, 10:20 AM
150 degrees should be fine. With the sunny days we have been having these days you could just leave it outside for 30 minutes ant they would probably be dry too.

fairfaxjim
03-11-2008, 11:28 AM
After thoroughly washing my brass, I want to use the oven to dry them up. I thinking 150 degrees for an hour. Is this a safe method and not weakening the brass?

I've done it, and had no adverse effects.

ar15barrels
03-11-2008, 7:28 PM
No need to wash brass, just tumble it.
Get a tumbler.

mecam
03-11-2008, 7:36 PM
No need to wash brass, just tumble it.
Get a tumbler.

I do have a tumbler, in fact I have two. I would like to wash the lube off first before I put in the tumbler so the media would last longer.

scrat
03-11-2008, 8:15 PM
i tried that once and all i had was hot wet brass

CSACANNONEER
03-11-2008, 8:33 PM
It's safe unless your wife comes home while you're doing it.

6079Winston
03-11-2008, 8:34 PM
Before I had a tumbler, I would wash my brass and dry it in the oven. Even at 200 or so degrees it takes a couple of hours to dry. You also get water spots, which is a trademark of bad housekeeping.

mecam
03-11-2008, 8:35 PM
How about throwing the brass in a pillow sack and put it in the dryer?

6079Winston
03-11-2008, 8:42 PM
The dryer would probably sound pretty cool, but it might ding up the case mouths, especially on thin necked rifle ammo. Pistol brass might be OK, and would probably dry faster in the oven than the .308 I was drying since it has a much bigger hole in the end.

ar15barrels
03-11-2008, 8:56 PM
I do have a tumbler, in fact I have two. I would like to wash the lube off first before I put in the tumbler so the media would last longer.

Quit over-thinking it.
I tumble my sized and lubed brass to remove the lube.
No problem.
Media is cheap when you buy it by the 50lb bag.
Washing and drying is tedious and some case lubes are not water soluable.

Gunsrruss
03-11-2008, 8:57 PM
Ok, bright boys:TFH: I usually try to stay out of these conversations because I just can't figure out why you would do it that way. So, how much gas does it take to heat an oven, or electricity for one or two hours?????:confused: Boy's just think about it. You can go down to some of the pet stores and buy crushed pecan or walnut for 16.00 for 25lbs:mad:

ar15barrels
03-11-2008, 9:00 PM
Sometimes I'm just amayzed at what I hear....

I was being nice.

dw1784
03-11-2008, 9:09 PM
that's what I do with range brass. Just be sure to nuetralize any cleaner/solvent that was in the washing solution before it goes in the oven. I had a batch of Hornady TAP black chromed brass that tarnished badly because I didn't flush off all the cleaner. I didn't know TAP brass comes in 2 flavors: black colored chromed brass and black colored steel. The steel casing corroded and stained the whole batch.

packnrat
03-11-2008, 9:22 PM
why do you even need to use the oven???

just put on a cookie sheet and put in the sun for a short time, free heat.



:TFH:



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luckylogger6
03-12-2008, 8:22 AM
I use the wood stove in the winter and the sun in the summer.

NRAhighpowershooter
03-12-2008, 8:42 AM
This is how one of my HighMasters does his brass... (he's also a 15yr Camp Perry Champion shooter)

He tossed his brass in a side (rotary) tumbler.. is has copper BB's and dish detergant in it.. 1- 1 1/2hrs later he then takes the brass out and rinses them. then put them on cookie sheets.. dries them in oven @150deg for 1hr..then into brass bucket for future loading.. and yes he uses a Dillon 550 for his short line loads....