powder neck lube question


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jetech
February 11, 2012, 08:28 AM
Does anyone use the powder neck lube? I am using the RCBS lube on my 308 loads and was wondering if the powder is any better. I have never seen this method used but it would seem that the die would require less cleaning.

Thanks for any help

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x_wrench
February 11, 2012, 09:00 AM
i use the Imperial powdered lube for neck sizing my 300 win mag cases. it comes in a small plastic tub, filled with a bunch of small ceramic "bb's", with mica mixed in with it. it definitely works. i seldom clean the die (everything gets cleaned once a year, needed or not).

Kevin Rohrer
February 11, 2012, 10:15 AM
I also use Imperial's Dry Neck Lube on the neck, and their Wax on the case body.

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jetech
February 11, 2012, 04:00 PM
I may have to try the powder. It is only used to lube the neck, is that correct?

Blue68f100
February 11, 2012, 04:41 PM
Another vote for the Imperial Neck Lube. Simple and works great.

Kevin Rohrer
February 12, 2012, 09:19 AM
I may have to try the powder. It is only used to lube the neck, is that correct?

As far as I know, it's just Motor Mica, which some people use to lube the entire case. I don't because it is MESSY.

Try the Wax for cases (one tin is good for thousands of rounds) and the Lube for necks. Neither contaminates primers or powder, so you can use them in a progressive press. Just wipe-off the case exterior w/ a paper towel when done. Redding bought-out Imperial and now sells it under the Imperial label.

amlevin
February 12, 2012, 12:40 PM
If you're not F/L sizing the Lee Collet die is great. NO lube required at all. It neck sizes only however so for full length sizing I use Hornady "Unique", then put my cases through the cleaning process after sizing.

rcmodel
February 12, 2012, 12:43 PM
I just "clean" case necks with a nylon bore brush rolled on a lube pad.

It puts just enough lube in the necks to ease expanding, but not so much it gums up the expander.

rc

A-FIXER
February 13, 2012, 01:46 AM
was using the mica lube and nylon brush, did the trick but now I have old media and just toss them in the tumbler for a while and wholla throw them on the rcbs pad and full length size the semi-auto brass and no drag or catching for me and this time allows me to do other things for reloading.

A-FIXER
February 13, 2012, 01:48 AM
and by the way this media also doubles as my case lube remover. beats the q-tip method.

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