RCBS case lube die


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Jeff H
January 6, 2012, 12:27 PM
I was watching a youtube video of someone reloading 223 and they used a RCBS case lube die so he didn't have to lube cases individually. I think that's pretty neat, but I haven't seen any discussions about it before. Does anyone have one? Does it work well?

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Waywatcher
January 6, 2012, 12:41 PM
I've heard that it is not necessary to lube every single case with this lube, but I am not going to try my luck. (I use RCBS Case Lube)

The old saying "penny-wise, pound-foolish" comes to mind.

gamestalker
January 6, 2012, 01:00 PM
The first lube I ever used was RCBS, and I tried the every other one thing and came pretty close to sticking a case. I also had problems with lube dents because the stuff is so heavy. I never liked that nasty sticky RCBS lube so I switched to lee dry lube and quickly found lube dents were much easier to prevent. 15 yrs. later I ran out of the Lee and switched to Dillon spray on, and I don't think I'll try anything else. No dents, no mess, and my brass glides through the dies like silk!

cfullgraf
January 6, 2012, 01:14 PM
I am tinkering with an RCBS 223 Remington lube die. Jury is still out. I am knd of leaning towards "not for me" but not ready to make that proclamation yet.

I do use the RCBS case lubricant on a pad for much of my rifle resizing. I do not lube every case, every other or every third depending on when I put lubricant on the pad last. It took a while to learn the feel when the cases were getting too dry.

I prevent lubricant from getting on the shoulder area by hanging the shoulder over the side of the lube pad. If I ever start getting should dents, i find the die must be totally cleaned to correct the problem.

Believe or not, I have only gotten one case stuck in over 30 years of resizing. Almost a few times but close only counts in hand grenades and horses shoes.

Yes, the lubricant is gooey and sticky. I find others have their faults as well. It just depends on what kind of mess you want to deal with.

dbarnhart
January 6, 2012, 01:35 PM
I use the RCBS Lube Die in my press in conjunction with the Dillon case trimmer. It works VERY well.

Jeff H
January 6, 2012, 02:27 PM
A couple of you think I was referring to the lube itself. I was actually referring to this neat little die:
https://shop.rcbs.com/WebConnect/images/rcbs/item/FullA/LubeDie.jpg

I can't seem to find much info about it, but it looks pretty slick for rifle reloading on a progressive.

https://shop.rcbs.com/WebConnect/MainServlet?storeId=webconnect&catalogId=webconnect&langId=en_US&action=ProductDisplay&screenlabel=index&productId=3148

biga972
January 6, 2012, 04:25 PM
I use it for my .223 and love it. It helps with keeping the mess under control.


Now the lube die for my 308 that one I am having the hardest time with.

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