I deprime (Lee universal) before I clean, that way the primer pocket gets done, if absolutely crudy I will rinse them a bit before I tumble. I normally do only an hour or so, and they come out great. If it didn't come with one, you may look into a magnet for the pins, and a media separator. I got mine from Midsouth, cheaper at the time, but they are available elsewhere too.Sweet, tumbler comes with ss pins (5lbs). I have about 100lbs of 223 and 9mm/40 to clean, some is very stained.
This is the only one I would use, but I think it would be a bit wieldy. You need some kind of release mechanism, or it will be a PITA to remove the pins from the magnet. You may be able to modify this a bit by shortening it, shouldn't be too hard, but I would just get the one made for it.
This is from my 300 Blackout cases, after they had been chamfered and deburred. I did not do them again though, and so far have not given me any issues. These cases were fully processed due to them being just converted from 5.56, so to be fair, it is possible some of this was left over from that process, and removing the primer crimp. Normally I do not size my fired cases until after I tumble them, and the case mouths haven't given me any issues with this. I am about to do some 6.5 CM once fired, I will have to keep an eye to see if they have any shavings show up in the bucket.Yep, never noticed this until Fairchaser and Tim C pointed it out. The very edge of the mouth will need chamfering. Federal Ammo brass seems to be more resistant.
Yea, it would definitely be good for that, I have had two, one I burned up using it to remove nails and other metal from my burn barrel, seems I didn't let the ashes cool down enough . But the magnet is decently strong, and the release mechanism works good for the most part. It is cheaply made, but for this use it should last quite a while. I minimise the pin runaways by using the media separator, all the pins end up in the bucket, then use the magnet (after I empty most of the water) to transfer back into the tumbler (if I am doing another load), or onto a towel to dry off. I do the transfer over a towel, that way the pins don't bounce, I chased a few before doing that.Ones I drop/spill are always on the floor so the magnet from Frankford has me bending over and chasing glints of steel. With the one you chose, same as what I am getting next week, I get to stand up.
Most important is strength of magnet, ability to release the pins, and convenience for the user.