Frankford Arsenal Rotary Tumbler reloading device review
Editor: Colorado Jake
Basic Description of Item
I bought this tumbler a few months back to improve on my reloading system. I was using a RCBS corn tumbler with decent results but found it to do very little to the primer pocket and inside the case. Plus, found it very annoying to pop corn out of every single primer hole. I even tried adding enhancers to the corn media with little help. So, after reading some reviews and finding a Christmas sale. I pulled the trigger.
This is an awesome reloading tool!!!!
The Frankford tumbler uses tiny stainless steel pins and a water/soap mix to rapidly clean brass. The stainless steel pins are small enough to clean the primer pockets and flash hole very well. They also get inside the case and remove all residue. The soap/water mix rapidly dissolves powder residue and makes the brass shine like new.
I just finished cleaning 100 rounds of 7mm, 50 rounds of 270, and 60 rounds of 6.5 creedmoor in one load in only 3 hrs. There was a ton of extra room so you could greatly increase this number. It does take a little more time to rinse, and separate the brass from the stainless steel pins. You may need to buy a magnet with a separating function to achieve this or be very careful while pouring out extra water from the bucket.
I used a 5 gallon bucket to rinse brass and media. Dump water down to brass and repeat until water is clear. Then simply pick out the brass, shake out the pins into the bucket, set brass out to dry, pour out all extra water, and let the stainless pins dry in the bucket for the next batch. This being my first time figuring out the system. It took me around 4.5 hours from start to finish, plus a night for the brass and pins to dry.
In all, I’m very happy with the results. No more, or very little primer pocket cleaning, inside the case is very clean, and brass is sparkling. This will definitely speed up case prep, make cases more uniform, and help with feeding into dies. This is a win with little downsides so take a look if you want to upgrade your reloading system.
Frankford Arsenal Rotary Tumbler reloading review