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How To Polish Brass Cases For Reloading

The following three videos are three years old though I haven’t changed a thing in my brass polishing methodology. Step 1 – Tumbler and media Step 2 – The mix Step 3 – The finished product Fill the tumbler bowl roughly half or just under full of lizard litter.  Add 3 cap fulls of the polish. Let it run for 30-45 minutes with NO Brass in it. This coats the walnut with polish. If you add brass immediately skipping that initial mix time you’ll have brass filled with polish. You can imagine that you don’t want that.  Add to your media a cool whip bowl quantity of dirty brass. Let the brass tumble 1-1.5 hours to clean it in preparation for de-priming/resizing. Brass is final polished after de-priming/resizing. This does 2 things. 1. It removes the resizing case lube your going to use. 2. It shines your cases to like new shine.  This step can be 4-8 hours depending on the condition of the brass. I prefer Lyman tumblers for three reasons. 1. Excellent customer reviews. 2. Lower cost. 3. They simply work well. Lizard Litter of the crushed walnut variety is readily available at your local pet shop at substantially lower cost than commercially produced tumbling media. I use NuFinish car polish from Walmart or the auto parts store. It’s relatively inexpensive and adds the polishing agents that crushed walnut lacks. Hopefully you’ve found this to be useful information. If not, I’ve got nothing for ya. If you’ve got questions hit me up in the comments section....

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Target Paper Recommendation

I will suggest using a 67# card stock for printing your targets on your inkjet or laser printer. No, you won’t find this at your local Walmart. You will need to stop by the office supply store or a custom print shop. I think the print quality turned out excellent. The best part of using this type of “paper” rather than the normal 20# copy paper that most of us use in our printers is that your target isn’t going to flap in the wind. Yes, card stock is a bit more expensive than regular paper. However, I think it’s worth the premium when you don’t have to contend with flapping targets down range. This would be of particular benefit to those using outdoor public ranges. I’m spoiled with my backyard range. Please ignore my poor example of marksmanship. This was only the second outing with my 22/45. I am excited to get more time on the range with it as spring approaches.  If you are looking for free printable targets check out the collection I’ve put together and posted...

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Today’s The Day

A therapist has a theory that couples who make love once a day are the happiest. So he tests it at a seminar by asking those assembled, “How many people here make love once a day?” Half the people raise their hands, each of them grinning widely. “Once a week?” A third of the audience members raise their hands, their grins a bit less vibrant. “Once a month?” A few hands tepidly go up. Then he asks, “OK, how about once a year?” One man in the back jumps up and down, jubilantly waving his hands. The therapist is shocked—this disproves his theory. “If you make love only once a year,” he asks, “why are you so happy?” The man yells, “Today’s the day!” Borrowed from my Facebook feed....

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Designated Decoy

A police officer was staking out a particularly rowdy bar for possible drunk drivers. At closing time, he saw a fellow stumble out of the bar, trip on the curb and try his keys on five different cars before he found his. Then he sat in the front seat fumbling around with his keys for several minutes. Everyone left the bar and drove off. Finally, he started his engine and began to pull away. The police officer was waiting for him. He stopped the driver, read him his rights and administered a Breathalyzer test. The results showed a reading of 0.0. The puzzled officer demanded to know how that could be. The driver replied, “Tonight, I’m the designated decoy.” Borrowed from my Facebook feed....

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Printable Target Collection

I’ve decided to share the collection of free printable targets that I’ve found while searching the interwebs. The pertinent particulars regarding origination should be visible on each target. So, I think I’m covered in copyright area as I’m simply sharing (without changing or claiming ownership) that which has been and currently is being shared for free by the original creating parties. Should you be interested in other free printable targets feel free to fire up the Google machine. Below each image I’ve added a link to download from Drive for your convenience. –QBall45 NRA B-2 NRA B-3 NRA B-6 NRA B-8 Sight In Target NA Hunter Bullseye NA Hunter 2×1 NA Hunter 3×2 NA Hunter 4×3 Midway USA Pistol Target Lucky Gunner Targets Competition Bullseye Targetz Silhouette MyTargets – Target22 Circles I created the following targets using the target generator at PrintTargets.net Q Target 2 – 4×4 Q Target 3 Rimfire – 4×4 Q Target 6 – 5×4 Q Target 4 – 2×1 Q Target 5 –...

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Custom Paint Job

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Four Guys Fishing

Four married guys go fishing. After an hour, the following conversation took place: First guy: “You have no idea what I had to do to be able to come out fishing this weekend. I had to promise my wife that I will paint every room in the house next weekend.” Second guy: “That’s nothing; I had to promise my wife that I will build her a new deck for the pool.” Third guy: “Man, you both have it easy! I had to promise my wife that I will remodel the kitchen for her.” They continue to fish when they realized that the fourth guy has not said a word. So they asked him. “You haven’t said anything about what you had to do to be able to come fishing this weekend. What’s the deal?” Fourth guy: “I just set my alarm for 5:30 am. When it went off, I shut off my alarm, gave the wife a nudge and said, “Fishing or sex,” and she said, “Wear sun-block.” Borrowed from my Facebook feed....

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