Neck sizer dies - Do you still lube the body?


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MinnMooney
April 13, 2007, 12:31 AM
I just bought a Redding neck sizer bushing die and am wonder if I still have to lube the body of my brass or just the neck.

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joneb
April 13, 2007, 12:55 AM
I don't lube either :)

scrat
April 13, 2007, 01:07 AM
if you are using spray lube. spray a quick burst in the die. Then later on if they start to require a lot of force then spray it again

jr81452
April 13, 2007, 07:08 AM
i use a little die wax on the first case neck and mouth. then i don't bother for about 50 rounds or so.

USSR
April 13, 2007, 08:44 AM
MM,

No need to lube the body on a neck sizing die, since the die does not touch the body. If you have the Redding TiN coated bushings like I do, you don't even have to lube the necks.

Don

Idano
April 13, 2007, 09:55 AM
I have a RCBS die and I don't lube for my 22-250, there is just not enough surface to justify lubing. However, I do use Nu Finish in my media so my casings are nice and polished and might have a little residue wax on them, maybe.

brickeyee
April 13, 2007, 10:22 AM
"No need to lube the body on a neck sizing die, since the die does not touch the body."

It does touch the body but is large enough to not preform any sizing.
The main bearing point is on the shoulder (if you are using the competition dies).

USSR
April 13, 2007, 01:38 PM
"No need to lube the body on a neck sizing die, since the die does not touch the body."

It does touch the body but is large enough to not preform any sizing.
The main bearing point is on the shoulder (if you are using the competition dies).

By "touch", I mean "size". No need to lube any part of a case that isn't being resized.

Don

MinnMooney
April 14, 2007, 01:22 AM
Thanks, gents, for the info.
I'll also be using a Redding Deluxe die set which has both the F.L. & neck sizing dies so that's why I was wondering. I might try the wax on the 1st neck and then hold off until I feel any resistance of the ram handle before waxing another.
Thanks again

ranger335v
April 14, 2007, 10:06 PM
Minn, use a little lube on your case necks. Running dry brass thru dry steel WILL result in galling, where bits of brass will stick to the steel. It will start slowly and accellerate rapidly, collecting more bits of brass on the steel and making scratches on your case necks. The stuck-on brass can be cleaned off but its better not to have it in the first place.

You won't ever feel much, if any difference, in lever resisance as it occurs.

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