Cleaning Ammo

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I know it sounds kinda crazy but I have a lot of ammo that I have had stored for awhile. I know sometimes ammo will have a light film of oil but I was wondering what to do about it when it is kinda to Gummy? I was thinking where I have it stored maybe the Temp was different but not all of it is like this just a few cases and all of my ammo is stored in the same place. I am pretty sure I cant dip it into anything to clean it was just wondering if there was anything I could do?. Thanks in advance.
 

I know it sounds kinda crazy but I have a lot of ammo that I have had stored for awhile. I know sometimes ammo will have a light film of oil but I was wondering what to do about it when it is kinda to Gummy? I was thinking where I have it stored maybe the Temp was different but not all of it is like this just a few cases and all of my ammo is stored in the same place. I am pretty sure I cant dip it into anything to clean it was just wondering if there was anything I could do?. Thanks in advance.

Tumble it in a vibratory tumbler with a little bit of polish added that has no ammonia in it.
 
I made a cartridge belt and holster for my Judge. I put the cartridges in the cartridge loops (about 40 of them) and now they are green, where the leather touched the brass of the cartridges. What might be the best thing to use to take the green corruption off of them, without harming the cartridge? Just rubbing with a towel does the trick, but it really takes a lot of time. Any ideas?? I still don't have a tumbler.... and don't want to split with the funds to buy one. I made my own holsters because I couldn't afford to buy them...
 
What might be the best thing to use to take the green corruption off of them, without harming the cartridge?

Get yourself one of these:
Cutter & Lock Stud - Lee Precision

and the right size shell holder:
Gage/holder 45 Colt - Lee Precision

You can get the above at any reloading supply website such as Midway.

Use it in a drill with a dab of metal polish on a towel that does not contain ammonia such as Flitz. You do have to do the cases one at a time, but it is less than 20-30 seconds each when you get good at it. The only drawback is that you don't get the very end of the round that is in the case holder.
 
I can just see these folks at DHS on Monday morning making an emergency order of billions of tumblers and millions of pounds of sawdust and ground up corncobs, to stockpile them in some New York City warehouse so the mean old reloaders can't get any!
 
I can just see these folks at DHS on Monday morning making an emergency order of billions of tumblers and millions of pounds of sawdust and ground up corncobs, to stockpile them in some New York City warehouse so the mean old reloaders can't get any!

I heard that the DHS bought millions of rounds of ammunition for when the sequestration takes place tomorrow. They are going to sell them on the civilian market at hugely inflated prices to provide their own funding.
 

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