First time for rifle brass.


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areandare
March 27, 2007, 10:18 PM
I have reloaded for handguns in the past and now am going to load for a .308. My question is when using a spray lube inside and out before resizing will re-cleaning brass in tumbler help to remove the sticky film and dull finish left behind. Any suggestions welcomed. Thanks

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distra
March 27, 2007, 11:03 PM
I called Dillon to find out their recommended proceedure. They recommend the following spray the outside or lube pad very lightly, let dry for ~1min, then size, charge seat, and crimp. Once loaded, tumble them for ~10min and they are good to go.

areandare
March 27, 2007, 11:25 PM
Ok, that is the spray i am using. So its safe to tumble multiple live loads with the cob with nu-finish and drier sheet method. Thanks for the tip

tbtrout
March 27, 2007, 11:26 PM
I am pretty sure I remember reading it is not recomended to tumble live ammo. It is the same as only loading flat nose cartrides in lever actions. The points can set off the primer. Even if I am wrong, it is not a chance I would take.

After I get done loading I keep a clean rag and wipe off the cases.

areandare
March 27, 2007, 11:59 PM
I think ill just try the rag first. Just not comfortable tubling live ammo. Why not just tumble after resized? Make any sense??Thanks

scrat
March 28, 2007, 01:13 AM
that or use a spray lube like hornaday one shot. you can spray outside and inside. its a lot better than those greasy types. same time you dont have to worry about the spray damaging the powder. if you want to when you are done loading and press in the bullet just do a light wipe. or shoot them the way they are.

Lennyjoe
March 28, 2007, 01:20 PM
I agree with scrat. Hornady 1 shot works great! I used to spread Lee lube on the cases by hand but that got to be a pain in the ass. I put the brass on a reloading tray, spray it with 1 shot, let it sit for a few and then get to reloading. After the round is loaded I hit it with a rag for a quick wipe and thats it.

waumo
March 28, 2007, 10:18 PM
After resizing, dump about 20 cases on an old towel and fold it over the cases. Roll back and forth a few times and your are done.

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