billdoss2
billdoss2
15 posts
Joined December 2010

Media: Corn Cob vs. Walnut Hull

Is there a benefit to using one media over the other?

They are the same price so I can really apply the "you get what you pay for" analogy.

I saw in another post that corn cob lasts longer (more cases) than walnut hull.

I load .32, .38, .357, .9mm, .40S&W, .45, .222, .223, .308, 30-06 and a few others.

Is media one better for me than another?

Thanks-

Bill

 

dillon
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dillon
3,074 posts
Joined July 2007

RE: Media: Corn Cob vs. Walnut Hull

We recommend corncob for general cleaning and polishing, and walnut media only for stained or tarnished brass. Corncob does last longer than longer than walnut.Walnut is too abrasive to polish.

chuckpelfreyusa@yahoo.com
chuckpelfreyusa@y...
4 posts
Joined February 2012

RE: Media: Corn Cob vs. Walnut Hull

 Lyman makes a walnut that has a polisher in it. I have found that it cleans and shines the brass fast.
Pmoper
Pmoper
8 posts
Joined February 2013

RE: Media: Corn Cob vs. Walnut Hull

If you opt for walnut (I mix the two) You can get a cheap supply in any decent pet store....they call it "Lizard Bedding"  for little more than a song you can get enough to last almost forever....LOL
9x25Dillon!@#$
9x25Dillon!@#$
5 posts
Joined June 2014

RE: Media: Corn Cob vs. Walnut Hull

I am getting ready to clean a large quantity of .222 Rem and .223 Rem brass. I was wondering if walnut media would be better than corn cob due to the small necks of the cases. Will walnut clean the inside of the cases better than the larger corn cob particles? Will walnut be less likely to get stuck inside the cases than corn cob? Thanks for any advice.