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    Default Unintended experiment

    I soak my used range brass in vinegar & water for a day before tumbling. When I drained a batch there were a couple of my un-fired handloads in the mix. So I thought why not fire them next time. A week later they fired just fine. May try it again for the heck of it.
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    Good to know that the old advice "to keep your powder dry" does not necessarily apply anymore.

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    If it were me, I would have caught the unfired handloads before soaking them in the cleaning solution because I decap all of my brass before soaking. Soaking decapped brass tends to soften the primer residue in the primer pockets making it easier to clean..
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    nice experiment....

    by the way why soak? and why vinegar? thx
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    I assume most hand loaders like shiny brass, at lest I do although it's not important for function. Anyway, some wise man on this forum mentioned soaking their brass in a 1-4 solution of vinegar and water befor tumbling. So gave it a try and it shines up the brass nicely, better than just tumbling.
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    . . . it shines up the brass nicely, better than just tumbling.

    and cleaning up brass with just vinegar and water doesn't show up on your monthly electricity bill either.
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