HuntingNut
HuntingNut
   Login or Register
HomeCommunity ForumsPhoto AlbumsRegister
     
 

User Info

Welcome Anonymous


Membership:
Latest: Snav
New Today: 1
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 12405

People Online:
Members: 1
Visitors: 120
BOT: 3
Total: 124
Who Is Where:
 Members:
01: Loke > Forums
 Visitors:
01: Forums
02: Your Account
03: Photo Albums
04: Your Account
05: Forums
06: Forums
07: Forums
08: Forums
09: Photo Albums
10: Forums
11: Forums
12: Forums
13: Forums
14: Forums
15: Forums
16: Forums
17: Forums
18: Forums
19: Your Account
20: Forums
21: Forums
22: Photo Albums
23: Forums
24: Forums
25: Forums
26: Forums
27: Forums
28: Photo Albums
29: Forums
30: Forums
31: Forums
32: Forums
33: Photo Albums
34: Forums
35: Forums
36: Forums
37: Forums
38: Home
39: Forums
40: Forums
41: Forums
42: Forums
43: Photo Albums
44: Forums
45: Forums
46: Forums
47: Forums
48: Forums
49: Forums
50: Forums
51: Forums
52: Forums
53: Forums
54: Forums
55: Forums
56: Forums
57: Home
58: Photo Albums
59: Forums
60: Forums
61: Forums
62: Forums
63: Photo Albums
64: Forums
65: Forums
66: Forums
67: Forums
68: Forums
69: Forums
70: Forums
71: Forums
72: Home
73: Forums
74: Forums
75: Forums
76: Photo Albums
77: Forums
78: Photo Albums
79: Forums
80: Forums
81: Forums
82: Forums
83: Forums
84: Forums
85: Forums
86: Forums
87: Forums
88: Forums
89: Forums
90: Forums
91: Your Account
92: Forums
93: Forums
94: Photo Albums
95: Forums
96: Forums
97: Forums
98: Your Account
99: Forums
100: Forums
101: Forums
102: Photo Albums
103: Forums
104: Forums
105: Forums
106: Forums
107: Forums
108: Forums
109: Forums
110: Forums
111: Photo Albums
112: Forums
113: Forums
114: Forums
115: Forums
116: Forums
117: Forums
118: Forums
119: Your Account
120: Forums
  BOT:
01: Forums
02: Photo Albums
03: News

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
 

Coppermine Stats
Photo Albums
 Albums: 313
 Pictures: 2423
  · Views: 268175
  · Votes: 1310
  · Comments: 86
 

Support our Advertisers

Citric Acid - WOW!!
Discussion regarding the reloading of ammunition and tuning of loads for accuracy
Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Reloading Ammunition

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
gelandangan
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 07, 2006
Posts: 5667
Location: Sydney Australia

PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 4:06 pm    Post subject: Citric Acid - WOW!! Reply with quote

I read on CastBoolits that using Citric Acid you can rejuvenate old tarnished brass cartridges.

So, I was walking on the supermarket aisle doing my weekly impersonation of shopping trolley mobilator for SWMBO,
bored right out of my sock, when I walk pass the spices rack.. and there it is..
A resealable pack of 100 grams citric acid powder for $2.00
What do I got to lose? 2 lousy buck.. so I pick that up..

Back at home (after the shopping safely tucked away in the peculiar way SWMBO preferred)
I then mix up a spoonful of the Citric Acid powder with a cup of water in a paper cup (disposable.. just in case SWMBO object)
then I fish out some old tarnished cartridge and dump them into the clear liquid..
30 seconds later, the brass all look brand new !!!!! Shocked Shocked Shocked
Shiny golden!!! even the old ones that I fished out of the back of the drawer (buried for who know how many years)


Encouraged by the result, I cut off the top of a 2 liter plastic soft drink bottle and mix 2 spoon of the powder with water
and cleaned ALL my free (unloaded and unprimed) brass.. Misc
Now ALL my brass look new!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

The only regret I have is that I did not take any before and after picture of the brass to post the picture here..

If you are cleaning your brass, try using citric acid and you will be pleasantly surprised..

_________________
A straight line is the shortest distance between two points.
A smile is the shortest distance between two people.

The government I trust .. is my .45-70 Government.

Do - Not try!


gelandangan.weebly.com/


Last edited by gelandangan on Mon May 31, 2010 4:20 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
slimjim
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 16, 2009
Posts: 6903
Location: Fort Worth TX

PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 5:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Citric Acid - WOW!! Reply with quote

gelandangan wrote:
The only regret I have is that I did not take any before and after picture of the brass to post the picture here.

Mine, too. I'm a doubting Thomas.
Back to top
View user's profile
Vince
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 25, 2005
Posts: 12902
Location: Brisbane AUSTRALIA

PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 9:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Citric Acid - WOW!! Reply with quote

Thanks Gelan...will definitely have to look into this one. Also, Citric Acid is fairly mild, so it shouldn't harm the brass.

Cheers, Vince

_________________
Cheers, Vince Cheers

Illegitimi non carborundum
(Never let the bastards grind you down)

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

"Nulla Si Fa Senza Volonta."
(Without Commitment, Nothing Gets Done)

Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address MSN Messenger Yahoo Messenger
Aloysius
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 03, 2009
Posts: 2011
Location: B., Belgium

PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 11:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Citric Acid - WOW!! Reply with quote

Which one did you buy? The anhydrat or the monohydrat form? When it dissolves well in water it might be the monohydrat...

And I never used citric acid for cleaning brass. I did use acetic (sure when you use blackpowder in brass cartridges) and even formic acid (which is eating too much of the brass while cleaning IMHO), but when you are pleased with citric acid I think oxalic acid will be better (now don't you all go out and kill the rubarb Smile )
Back to top
View user's profile
wncchester
Member
Member


Joined: Apr 08, 2006
Posts: 160

PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 5:31 am    Post subject: Re: Citric Acid - WOW!! Reply with quote

I may try the citric acid but I'm quite happy with white vinegar.
Vinegar is quite cheap by the gallon, works great to remove case tarnish and really loosens the internal carbon layer too.
Back to top
View user's profile
Bushmaster
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jun 12, 2005
Posts: 10217
Location: Ava, Missouri

PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 8:41 am    Post subject: Re: Citric Acid - WOW!! Reply with quote

Remember if the color "pink" is on the brass you are leaching the zinc out of the brass and that's not good...

_________________
I have one nerve left and yer standin' on it...

DEMOCRACY Two wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for lunch...
LIBERTY A well armed sheep contesting the outcome of the vote...
Back to top
View user's profile
slimjim
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 16, 2009
Posts: 6903
Location: Fort Worth TX

PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 1:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Citric Acid - WOW!! Reply with quote

Besides looking nice, what is the advantage of shiny brass? I have never cleaned mine.

_________________
"To anger a conservative, lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth." - Theodore Roosevelt

"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it." - Albert Einstein
Back to top
View user's profile
Aloysius
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 03, 2009
Posts: 2011
Location: B., Belgium

PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 2:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Citric Acid - WOW!! Reply with quote

In blackpowder cartridges the salts will destroy your brass real soon when you don't neutralize them. With modern propellants I think you're right, but some people like shiny boots while others just use neatfoothoil... Smile


and I didn't make any remark on shiny boots and pink colours!
Back to top
View user's profile
Bushmaster
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jun 12, 2005
Posts: 10217
Location: Ava, Missouri

PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 2:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Citric Acid - WOW!! Reply with quote

One: Insures that brass will not harm (scratch) the dies.
Two: Makes inspection for splits and cracks easier to see.
Three: It's a "Pride in craftmanship" thing...
Four: I just plain like (love) shinny things...

Who, on here, wears pink boots??

My riding and everyday boots are black and neetsfoot oiled. My dress boots are black and "spit shined"...Soooo... Very Happy

_________________
I have one nerve left and yer standin' on it...

DEMOCRACY Two wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for lunch...
LIBERTY A well armed sheep contesting the outcome of the vote...
Back to top
View user's profile
slimjim
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 16, 2009
Posts: 6903
Location: Fort Worth TX

PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 2:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Citric Acid - WOW!! Reply with quote

Watch it Aloys, he'll be bringing out his pistols again!!

_________________
"To anger a conservative, lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth." - Theodore Roosevelt

"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it." - Albert Einstein
Back to top
View user's profile
gelandangan
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 07, 2006
Posts: 5667
Location: Sydney Australia

PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 4:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Citric Acid - WOW!! Reply with quote

Ok for you Doubting Thomases..
Last night I turn my loading room apart to search for some tarnished brass..
I found a few..

here is what I have start with



then I mix a little amount of Citric Acid in a plastic cup


and place the tarnished brass in the mixture like this


I do not do all the cases so there is some side/side image
I also deliberately do only part of the case and on the 300 Whisper test cartridge, I do a diagonal immersion from the projectile end..
and It ended up like this


and here is a before and after

BEFORE


AFTER



Any questions?

_________________
A straight line is the shortest distance between two points.
A smile is the shortest distance between two people.

The government I trust .. is my .45-70 Government.

Do - Not try!


gelandangan.weebly.com/
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
chambered221
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Aug 17, 2007
Posts: 3437
Location: Lost for good !!!

PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 5:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Citric Acid - WOW!! Reply with quote

Can you really put enough powder in a 221FB case to get a bullet that big out of the barrel ??? Poke

_________________
Ask as many people needed, sooner or later your question will be answered the way you want it answered !!!

A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.
~George Washington
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Vince
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 25, 2005
Posts: 12902
Location: Brisbane AUSTRALIA

PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:28 am    Post subject: Re: Citric Acid - WOW!! Reply with quote

Chambered old mate....remember the BLOOMPH ....its happened a couple of times now. Very Happy Very Happy Laughing Laughing Razz Razz

Cheers, Vince

_________________
Cheers, Vince Cheers

Illegitimi non carborundum
(Never let the bastards grind you down)

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

"Nulla Si Fa Senza Volonta."
(Without Commitment, Nothing Gets Done)

Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address MSN Messenger Yahoo Messenger
tikkat3
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jul 30, 2006
Posts: 687

PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 6:17 am    Post subject: Re: Citric Acid - WOW!! Reply with quote

I agree, it just doesn't look right.
But the 303 look the goods,
a 215grner in the 3 0 would be nice though
Back to top
View user's profile
Bushmaster
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jun 12, 2005
Posts: 10217
Location: Ava, Missouri

PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 6:37 am    Post subject: Re: Citric Acid - WOW!! Reply with quote

Aah Gelandangan. They got side tracked again. Very Happy You may need a base ball bat to keep them on topic. Viking

I take it that the solution did not cause the zinc to leach. How long did you let them soak?

_________________
I have one nerve left and yer standin' on it...

DEMOCRACY Two wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for lunch...
LIBERTY A well armed sheep contesting the outcome of the vote...
Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Reloading Ammunition
Page 1 of 3
All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Advertisements
 


Valid CSS! Valid HTML 4.01!
Click to check if this page is realy HTML 4.01 compliant for speed :)

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of HuntingNut.com.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2011 by HuntingNut.com
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy

.: Upgraded to DragonFly 9.2 by Dizfunkshunal :.