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#1 Haywood

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 09:59 PM

Ordered a Cabelas brand tumbler (Berry Mfg.) got it today, it came with a strainer, corncob media and some brass polish. I knew it would show up at the shop today so I brought 150 rounds of 6.8 to work and as soon as I had the box opened I had it cleaning for me. I decided on the Cabelas tumbler for a few reasons, price had a bit to do with it but the two biggest things were the warranty (life on the plastics, 3 years on the motor) and it was way quieter than my buddies Lyman. Ran it for 2.5 hours using the corncob and polish with a sample pack of Flitz metal polish thrown in and my brass came out lookin brand new. I don't know if it really took the full 2.5 hours to get it all shiny or not cuz I took off on a few errands for an hour or so, but 2.5 hours seems ok to me since I didn't have to do anything to clean em up. So far I'm happy with it and I have it running right now cleaning up about 100 .223 rounds it's about 2 feet from my T.V. and I haven't had to turn the volume up on it to hear over the tumbler. It's a win for now.

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 07:11 AM

That sounds like a winner. :signbs1zn: Three years on the motor is very good. It seems if they make it the first year of good use they last. I have several that have been chugging along for more than 15 years.

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 07:38 AM

I've got the same Cabela's unit. It works great and it is pretty quiet.

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 10:04 AM

I sure like mine

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 06:13 PM

Had the Lyman for about a decade now, and your right, it is noisy! But, I run it in the garage so I can't hear it inside or in the reloading room. Hope you have the same luck (longevity) with yours.

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 02:49 PM

I ordered my Cabelas model for all the same reasons. I can't say that it's a quiet as you describe but I run it in the shop so the "buzz" isn't an issue. I sure like what it does and, IMO, it was a very good deal. :)

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 04:48 PM

I too have the same tumbler kit. Its going on 3 years old, and still going strong. Good luck with your new toy!

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 02:20 PM

Haywood : what model is it ? I looked at their site and did not see any specs on warranties , etc . thanx , Andy

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 04:24 PM

I don't remember the model number off the top of my head, its the Cabela's model that comes with the corncob media, polish and a strainer thing. It's made by Berry Mfg. I got the warranty info from a different website (don't remember where) and when I got the box it had the warranty card in it confirming what I read elsewhere.




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