Frankford Arsenal Media Separator – Reloading Gear Review & VIDEO

The Clarys review the Frankford Arsenal Media Separator for reloaders.

Frankford Arsenal Media Separator
Frankford Arsenal Media Separator

USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- We must confess that for many years we did not use any kind of media separator. We never had to tumble that many brass cases, so we used dry media exclusively and dug through the stuff to extract our cases and tap out the excess. It was a bit messy but it didn't cost anything, except our time (which was free).

Over time, as we got into target shooting and testing of various rifles, we found ourselves tumbling more and more ammunition cases. What was once a minor task, became very time consuming and ……….. well, you get the idea. It is no fun to dig through a tumbler to extract a hundred or more cases and tap each one to remove the excess media.

Reluctantly, Jim agreed to try out the Frankford Arsenal Media Separator…. an old dog can learn new tricks….. if one is persistent.

Frankford Arsenal Media Separator

Long story short, after using it to polish up several hundred .35 Remington cases that we were preparing for testing with the new Henry Side Gate loading rifle, he asked me why I had not pushed him to get the Separator sooner. Of course, it was all my fault…….NOT.

Operation of the Frankford Arsenal Media Separator is foolproof: The sifter separates dry, wet media and stainless steel pins. The heavy-duty rubber latch prevents the sifter from opening under heavy loads. There is a handle on both sides of the sifter which permits ambidextrous use. The perforated sifter allows the media and water (when used) to fall into the strainers below. The strainer immediately below the sifter captures the media, while water drains into the second bucket underneath. The result is, the polished brass remains in the sifter, dry media and of pins are retained in the first strainer and the water is captured in the bottom. It could not be any more simple.



If you are a reloader, you will never regret purchasing this unit. At an 2019 MSRP of $49.99, it is a real bargain. We definitely recommend this one…. try it and you will never go back to the old ways.



Jim and Mary Clary

About Jim and Mary Clary:

Jim and Mary Clary have co-authored over six hundred published articles (and counting) on shooting and hunting. You can read many of them on AmmoLand News.

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How would this work as a first stage cleaning device for range brass? Would it get rid of dirt and pebbles?

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I repurposed my old mesh laundry bag to separate the cases from the cleaning media. Cases remain in the bag and the media is sifted into a catch bucket, then dumped back into the tumbler.