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Mini-Review: Hornady Rotary Media Sifter

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I've been waiting for this thing to come out and finally ordered one. Pricing at Midway is about $37

 

Impressions. I'm underwhelmed. It's small. The footprint is about 11" square. The basket is 8" x 9" and 4" deep in the deepest spot.

 

It also feels cheap and is all plastic.

 

It seems that it will do the job but may not hold a full drum of brass like I do in my Frankford tumbler.

 

I'm likely going to keep it as it will still be easier than the way I have been clearing the stainless steel media from the brass up to now. Although I may send it back.

 

Maybe 3 stars out of 5 for rating.

 

**Please see my amended comments below**

 

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That's disappointing. I really wanted one. So which one is the best? I need a new one myself.

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I need one as well. I just got a rotary tumbler and the trays it came with to separate media work, but I think a rotary separator would be better.

 

 

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I do not know what would be the answer. Maybe one of those Frankford and others sell that go into the top of a 5 gallon bucket?

 

Hmmm. Seems none of them are "cheap".

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Flesh Wound.

Thank you for the review.

Sorry to hear it is not as well thought out as it looks.

Hornady should have made the unit much bigger. Not sure what they were thinking.

 

 

You guys looking for a new media separator.

I have had a Frankford Arsenal media separator for years.

 

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I had originally got it with the tumbler/separator/bucket kit.

PSA has just the separator and the bucket kit, no tumbler, for $27.97.

Bucket is a 3.5 gallon size.

It is nothing fancy, but the darn thing works.

 

Thanks,

Glenn

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Flesh Wound.

Thank you for the review.

Sorry to hear it is not as well thought out as it looks.

Hornady should have made the unit much bigger. Not sure what they were thinking.

 

 

You guys looking for a new media separator.

I have had a Frankford Arsenal media separator for years.

 

mDGpcoj.png

 

I had originally got it with the tumbler/separator/bucket kit.

PSA has just the separator and the bucket kit, no tumbler, for $27.97.

Bucket is a 3.5 gallon size.

It is nothing fancy, but the darn thing works.

 

Thanks,

Glenn

I have the same one and it's been great.

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Flesh Wound.

Thank you for the review.

Sorry to hear it is not as well thought out as it looks.

Hornady should have made the unit much bigger. Not sure what they were thinking.

 

 

You guys looking for a new media separator.

I have had a Frankford Arsenal media separator for years.

 

mDGpcoj.png

 

I had originally got it with the tumbler/separator/bucket kit.

PSA has just the separator and the bucket kit, no tumbler, for $27.97.

Bucket is a 3.5 gallon size.

It is nothing fancy, but the darn thing works.

 

Thanks,

Glenn

This is the one I use to separate the SS media from the brass. Works really well I must say.

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Thanks for the review FW!

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Flesh Wound.

Thank you for the review.

Sorry to hear it is not as well thought out as it looks.

Hornady should have made the unit much bigger. Not sure what they were thinking.

 

 

You guys looking for a new media separator.

I have had a Frankford Arsenal media separator for years.

 

mDGpcoj.png

 

I had originally got it with the tumbler/separator/bucket kit.

PSA has just the separator and the bucket kit, no tumbler, for $27.97.

Bucket is a 3.5 gallon size.

It is nothing fancy, but the darn thing works.

 

Thanks,

Glenn

 

Works even better if you have the plastic flaps that clip onto the top of the bucket. They prevent the media from being thrown everywhere.

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I never had a need for a separator until I started messing with 9mm and 40 s+w.......those little suckers require a different method than what I do with the .223, 38,357 and 45's. I have a strainer over a bucket that makes quick work of the small cases.

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I have the Cabelas separator. Its identical to the RCBS one but more affordable. Its a pain to dump the tumbler into the basket and just as bad to pour the brass out. But it works extremely well. I can probably fit 400+ pieces of pistol brass in it.

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OK, I had the chance to finally use this thing. Overall it works as expected. I have two tumblers. One a dual drum Horrible Fright rock tumbler and the big ol' Frankford Arsenal drum. I ran two drums in the H-F tumbler with 30 cal brass today. This separator works as expected. It's still kinda small but did work as advertised. I'll keep it. It's much easier than the old way I was separating brass and media.

 

It's obvious this will take multiple passes with the Frankford tumbler but I really do not see that as a problem as quick and easy as this thing works. The lid does a great job of keeping the pins and water contained in the unit.

 

As such I'll change my original comments to recommend a buy for this. Just be aware the volume it can handle is lower than a full drum from the Frankford.

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OK, I had the chance to finally use this thing. Overall it works as expected. I have two tumblers. One a dual drum Horrible Fright rock tumbler and the big ol' Frankford Arsenal drum. I ran two drums in the H-F tumbler with 30 cal brass today. This separator works as expected. It's still kinda small but did work as advertised. I'll keep it. It's much easier than the old way I was separating brass and media.

 

It's obvious this will take multiple passes with the Frankford tumbler but I really do not see that as a problem as quick and easy as this thing works. The lid does a great job of keeping the pins and water contained in the unit.

 

As such I'll change my original comments to recommend a buy for this. Just be aware the volume it can handle is lower than a full drum from the Frankford.

How many rifle cases can you stick in the Hornady separator?

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How many rifle cases can you stick in the Hornady separator?

 

250 or so in my 308 jug about that many max. I have not tried a large batch yet.

 

**Edited was 400**

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Dang, thats a large batch for me.

 

I have the small Thumler tumbler. I might get 200 in that.

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