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Posted: 8/3/2009 9:05:47 AM EST
I bought a 20 lbs of rice back in 2004 to use as a huricane food supply in case I needed it. I never used it.

I think it is time to get rid of the stuff. I don't want to eat it because it is old although it still looks OK.

I woundering if I could use it for tumbling media.

Has anybody ever used rice for that purpose?
Link Posted: 8/3/2009 9:26:41 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/3/2009 9:28:05 AM EST by metoo]
Too soft. It'll be flour by the time your cases get clean.
BTW, if you kept it closed up, it's still good to eat.

ETA : I should have used the term "brittle" instead of "soft".
Link Posted: 8/3/2009 9:29:08 AM EST
Actually un ccoked rice is pretty hard and some people have used it as media.so I don't think a vibratory tumbler would break the rice down.
Link Posted: 8/3/2009 10:06:09 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/3/2009 10:13:14 AM EST by ma96782]
Don't do it.

It's wasteful to use rice (food) for that purpose. Not to mention, to an Oriental person it's probably a "sin" that will bring you bad karma.

Eat it or donate it to your local food bank.

Buy some crushed walnut shells or corn cob media made for the purpose. Afterall, it's a "by-product" of the food and you won't be offending the "hungry masses."

Besides............I'm hungry.

Aloha, Mark

PS............when we (reloaders) recycle our brass cartridge cases........(besides being cheap) we're also making an ecological statement. Don't waste.

Link Posted: 8/3/2009 10:17:12 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/3/2009 10:17:19 AM EST by Friiguy]
Additionally, the rice will absorb moisture out of the air.

May or may not be enough to cause expansion and tarnishing problems.
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