Me and tumblers have never had a good relationship. Over the years I have had 2 Frankford Arsenal and an RCBS to die on me. A couple years ago I bought the Lyman Turbo 2500 on sale at Midway. I have probably put more brass through it than all the other combined and she is still running strong ... Wish I could comment on the Hornady M2, but I have not used it .. when this one dies, I just might try it!! :lol:
I don't polish brass. I am sure it is clean but not shiny. No, my dies don't wear out quicker. There is no practical difference between shiny ammo and dull ammo. My ammo is a s accurate and reliable as anyone elses.
The big advantage is, the brass scroungers at pistol matches leave my dull brass on the ground.
When I started reloading, there was no such thing as a tumbler (1957).
Thanks for the replies. I ordered the Hornady and it came in yesterday. First impressions, appears well made, I tumbled some last night did a good job, quieter than my other tumbler because of that my wife said I should have bought one a long time ago.