to lube or not to lube?


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kennedy
November 15, 2007, 10:43 PM
I see a lot of threads mentioning using a sizing lube, but my directions on my lee carbide dies says no lube is needed, what is correct?

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trickyasafox
November 15, 2007, 10:48 PM
no lube is needed, but if you lube a case every so often it smooths up the loading process . i do about 1 out of every 20-25 cases.

scrat
November 15, 2007, 11:01 PM
Carbide dies do not require lube in the die. However you may want to use a tab on the inside for the inner case. As the outer case is what is going up the carbide. Same time a quick light coat of lube will make your sizing like a dream. Very easy and painless on you and the cases.

Coltdriver
November 15, 2007, 11:03 PM
Carbide dies will spoil you.

I started with carbide dies and never lubed. Did not need to.

Then I got a set of regular or at least non carbide dies. After just about getting the shell stuck in the die it dawned on me that I needed to lube.

I was using Redding carbide dies. I have no experience with lee dies.

If the shell sticks, try some lube. But good carbide dies do not need lube.

strat81
November 15, 2007, 11:26 PM
Lee carbide pistol dies require no lube except for bottleneck pistol cases. Generally, almost all rifle cases require case lube.

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