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Dryer Sheets in Tumbler
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:59 pm    Post subject: Dryer Sheets in Tumbler Reply with quote

I'm at a loss as to where I read this little tip. Tried it though and still don't know for sure if it works. The Used dryer sheets are supposed to collect the dirt in the tumbler media. They sure do come out black and gritty.
Any thoughts, comments, etc?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 4:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Dryer Sheets in Tumbler Reply with quote

They sure do make the media smell fresh and clean Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 6:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Dryer Sheets in Tumbler Reply with quote

Yup, strips of paper towel do the same thing.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:38 am    Post subject: Re: Dryer Sheets in Tumbler Reply with quote

The strips stop static electricity in the tumbler that is more noticable in the colder months and it will pick up residue. I still prefer the wet paper towel strips to remove most of the dirt.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 7:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Dryer Sheets in Tumbler Reply with quote

Try using one to wipe the inside of your powder dispenser if you get static build up in it.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 8:58 am    Post subject: Re: Dryer Sheets in Tumbler Reply with quote

Ive never heard this tip before, I have heard of wiping out powder measure reservoirs with them , that works well.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 1:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Dryer Sheets in Tumbler Reply with quote

This has nothing to do with dryer sheets, but if your plastic powder funnel develops static electricity, dunk it in a sink full dishwashing water and then set it aside to dry, don't rinse it off. Don't know how or why it works but it does. This is best done before you have washed the dishes or set the pots and pans in to soak :).
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 6:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Dryer Sheets in Tumbler Reply with quote

Kbis,
The dishwater leaves a film of soap on the funnel - it is basically the same thing as wiping it with a dryer sheet. The dryer sheets put a film of dry oil to eliminate static and the perfume is for making smell nice. Here's a hit for you bachelors - re-use those dryer sheets by putting half water and half liquid dish soap in a spray bottle and give the old sheet a squirt on each side and let it dry. Recycled dryer sheets that work.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:02 am    Post subject: Re: Dryer Sheets in Tumbler Reply with quote

Dryer sheets...thanks for the tip guys. They also work great in stinky shoes to get rid of the odor. Don't think I would use them on my hunting boots though.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 6:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Dryer Sheets in Tumbler Reply with quote

I've used the dryer strips to remove static electricity in my powder dispenser where it also works very well. Best wishes.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Dryer Sheets in Tumbler Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 12:15 am    Post subject: Re: Dryer Sheets in Tumbler Reply with quote

If you have a single case trimmer but have a number of different cases that you trim, use a bushing to change between cases and just make the initial adjustment for the shortest case. Slide your 3006 bushing on the shaft and you are all set to trim 3006. Remove that one and slide on the 308 bushing and you are set to trim your 308 cases.

I have two trimmers but I do use home made bushings to regulate the length of the trim.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 1:02 am    Post subject: Re: Dryer Sheets in Tumbler Reply with quote

OK I'll throw in one more. Put an unused dryer sheet in your hat or shirt pocket. Keeps bees and Gnats away from your face.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 9:42 am    Post subject: Re: Dryer Sheets in Tumbler Reply with quote

mc223 wrote:
OK I'll throw in one more. Put an unused dryer sheet in your hat or shirt pocket. Keeps bees and Gnats away from your face.

Does it work with mosquitoes, too?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 6:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Dryer Sheets in Tumbler Reply with quote

I've been trying to work out what Dryer Sheets actually are. Don't think we have these in Australia...although it is the wife's area of expertise. However, I am familiar with the term paper towel strips. How wet should these strips be? Could you use them to clean the media without putting any brass in?

My mate uses a mix of corn cob and walnut shell media and he just washes it in water. The media swells up a bit but when put in the sun to dry it settles "down" and is right to go again.

Have to give one of these tips a go....might save a bit of work cleaning the brass later. Damn I'm getting lazy. Shocked

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