Anyone else have problems with case tumbling media sticking to the insides of the case? I use the commercial ground up nutshell stuff. It does a great job, but the latest stuff I've got seems sticky. When I take the cases out of the tumbler especially bottleneck cases of fairly small caliber like 22-250 it takes me a full minute per case to get the stuff out of,the case. Ive resorted to tapping the inverted case with a soft copper rod till the flow of media pretty well stops, then using a drill bit that nicely fits the case I "drill" (by hand of course) any remaining media stuck to the inside of,the case, assuming that I got,all the stuff that might be stuck to the sidewall of the case and inaccessible to the drill. I completely gave up tumbling the cases AFTER deprimimg or the primer cup would be stuck full of,themstuff and require careful scratching around to get it out. Then to be sure, another trip thru the depriving die!
Flitz makes the situation worse, IMO. Even straight walled cases like 45-70 or 50-70 aren't immune, some requiring removal of,a plug of sticky media. Straight walled cases empty better than the bottleneck cases but still not,very well.
Any bright ideas from the handloaders? I just wasted 2 hours removing the tumbling media from only about 100 .22-250 cases! Time better spent a million other ways. More importantly, while powder charging two cases the powder completely filled the case and overflowed and on further inspection I found that in spite of my work, there was STILL stuff in the cases, hanging tenaciously to the sidewall, causing the overflow! This could theoretically at least, create oddball or even dangerous pressures, or a dangerous hang fire if some of this material was plugging the flash hole, despite running the depriving pin through twice!
Wonder if some other media might be better? Suggestions....?