new stainless media

Kevin Stenberg

Well-Known Member
Along the way i have been loosing some of the stainless pins. I have been using to clean my brass in my wet tumbler. So last week i ordered some new media to add to my old pins.
The new media is less than a 1/4 the length and about half the dia. of the pins i have. I am hopping that this new stainless material will eliminate the older pins from getting stuck in the primer hole. This new media is only sold through the companies web page. Which i will get tomorrow and post it. If anyone is interested.
I tried it today on 2 batches of brass. I had no problems that related to the new media. There mite be a problem with the small size of the media getting stuck to wet brass. But i guess only time will tell.
 

Ian

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The media I have is what SSTM sells, never have I had it stick in a flash hole or case neck. I use a rotary media separator filled with water to rinse and separate the pins. Tumbling them under water keeps them from sticking to the insides of the brass.
 

fiver

Well-Known Member
I do have a problem with an occasional pin sticking in a case.
25 cal cases are the worst offenders, but I have got in the habit of checking each batch with a super strong magnet.
smaller size pins could be pretty useful.
 

Kevin Stenberg

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I bought my STAINLESS PINS AND CHIPS from Gale Force Inc. Which i couldn't find again today. But i did an engine search for Stainless pins and chips. An i did come up with other companies that sell the same product.
 

358156 hp

Well-Known Member
Since you're using short pins Kevin, make sure the darn things can't turn sideways in large cases and get stuck. I saw a guy have this issue with 45 ACP cases. I favor longer pins that are large enough in diameter to not be able to pass through a primer pocket flash hole.
 

david s

Member
My shorter pins get stuck in 25 caliber case mouths also. I purchased them from Buffalo Arms and dont have a clue who manufactured them.
 

Brad

Administrator
Staff member
I avoid that by not having any 25 cal firearms.

The pins do like to get crossways in cases at times.
 

fiver

Well-Known Member
not having a 25 is like not having a 30-06.
I'm kind of half considering getting a 257 Weatherby just to have the full 5 case set.
 

Brad

Administrator
Staff member
I don’t have an 06.
I do have lever actions in 32-20, 357 (2j, 44 mag, 45 Colt, 30-30, 375 Win, 444 marking, and 45-70.
Care to discuss my interests when it comes to firearms?
 

fiver

Well-Known Member
I passed twice on a 89 CB limited in 25-20,,,, looked at it 40 times.
the twice was two price reductions.
kind of wish I'd just bought it now, but I already had/have 2-92's to load for and 25-20 brass wasn't just layin around.
 

Brad

Administrator
Staff member
I passed on a NIB Marlin CB in 32 H&R at the Tulsa show a few years back. Price was 1200 which isn’t really that bad. I decided I wanted other stuff more at the time.
 

L Ross

Active Member
The 25-20 is just such a great little cartridge. I find it easy to load for and accurate. I have a Low Wall with a #1 wgt. octagon barrel, a 1892 full length rifle with round barrel, and recently got a Remington Model 25 that I think I am going to really like. I would really like to find the Lyman R25 tang sight to help with my seeing the sights, but so far they are unobtanium.
 

Ole_270

Active Member
No 25s? Blasphemy!
25-20 Marlin M94(1906 ), two 250-3000(M99R and early M77 Ruger, 257 Roberts Ruger, and wishing I had a 25-35. My most used and enjoyed caliber