Shell Sorter

Discussion in 'Vintage Topic Archive (Sept - 2009)' started by NDS, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. I don't currently reload, and I'm not sure this is really worth the price, but you'll probably find it interesting.

    It seems to me there's probably a cheaper do-it-yourself alternative. It'll be interesting to see your comments.
  2. For $40.00 +S&H it'd better do more than just sort brass. I need a cure to the common cold or something.

  3. Silicon Wolverine

    Silicon Wolverine Well-Known Member

    heck my tumbler kit cost less than that. seems kinda too gimmicky for me.

  4. reluctanthawk

    reluctanthawk Member

    I cant imagine how hard you have to shake that bucket to get a 9mm out of a .40 case or .380 out of a 9 case.I'm guessing you still end up hand sorting anyway. not worth the $$$.
  5. If you have many thousands of rounds to sort out, like a 55gl drum or two, something like this would definitely be worth investing in. Most of us pick up a couple hundred pieces at a time so its hard to justify the expense when working with such small quantities of brass.
  6. Ari

    Ari Guest

    Midwayusa has the same type of thing for $9.95. It looks like a gold pan with holes in the bottom.
  7. wd6bgn

    wd6bgn Guest

    I look at each case before I put it in the press. I have several buckets, so sometimes the .40 get mixed with the 9mm and a .380 will sneek in from time to time. But you should check your casses anyway to see if they are cracked, or stepped on or something bad.
    But yes, if I was cleaning up on a big range, something like that would be nice, but I bet it won't sort 9mm, .380 and 9X18. heh heh.
  8. After 5 or 6 beers thay all look the same anyway.
  9. I bet you could grab a kids sand sifter to at least get the media out of the cases...
  10. Silicon Wolverine

    Silicon Wolverine Well-Known Member

    before i had a media seperator i used a kitchen strainer i bought at alco to sperate media. Worked just as good as the boughten one but took longer.