Reloading Gear: Lyman Cyclone Case Dryer


The Cyclone Case Dryer gets shooters to the range or the reloading bench quicker.

The details on the new Cyclone Case Dryer:

    • The case dryer can hold 1,000 .223 Rem. cases or 2,000 9mm.
    • It is capable of holding most handgun parts.
    • The Cyclone Case Dryer can finish most drying jobs in 2 hours.

Gun and case cleaning has advanced by bounds in recent years. In addition to old standbys — bore brushes, solvent, granulated corncob — are cutting-edge instruments that almost guarantee getting every bit of grime and speck of carbon off a metal surface.

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Indeed, ultrasonic and rotary cleaners have made firearms housekeeping chores easier and more thorough than ever before. However, given they utilize cleaning solutions, they present a new challenge — drying. In turn, the horizon in finishing a cleaning project has been extended, sometimes to the length of days in the case of brass, as every nook and cranny dries.

Lyman is taking a crack at speeding up this process to a matter of hours with a clever (and obvious) solution it unveiled at the 2018 SHOT Show in Las Vegas. Just like your clothes drier — except without tumbling — the Cyclone Case Dryer harnesses heated forced air to get gun enthusiasts back doing to what they really love — shooting and reloading.

“What is great about the Cyclone Case Dryer is the fact that it is a time saver,” Trevor Mullen, VP of Global Marketing and Business Development for Lyman Products, said. “What may have taken someone days to accomplish is now dry and spot free in just an hour or two. And for gun parts, you can't beat the time it will take to get your gun cleaned and dry. You can get back on the range in just hours now.”

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Configurable, the five-tray unit can dry most handgun parts and a good volume of brass in a fairly short time. Lyman pegs the Cyclone Case Dryer’s capacity of up to 1,000 .223 Rem. cases or 2,000 9mm cases. And while the company claims most jobs can be finished in two hours, the dryer can be run up to three hours. For anyone who uses a fluid-based cleaning system, even at three hours, this is a godsend.

Per usual, Lyman has set a fairly affordable price for the Cyclone Case Dryer, with a MSRP of $64.95. For anyone shooting to get their handgun back in action faster or eliminate bass tarnishing, that could turn out to be a square deal. 

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