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dry neck lube

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by winterhorse290, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. winterhorse290

    winterhorse290 Well-Known Member

    i tried the graghite stuff, big mess, black fingers. havn,t got around to ordering the motor mica stuff and was wondering.
    would powdered soapstone work for now? anybody ever try it?
  2. Doug b

    Doug b Well-Known Member

    I use mica but I'm thinking soapstone might work better.If you used the round pencil type instead of powder you could lube the bottom of the neck were the expander first engages the neck.Great idea give it a try and let us know.
  3. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    I use a nylon or bronze bore brush rolled lightly on a RCBS case lube pad.

    No fuss, no muss, no bother.

  4. kelbro

    kelbro Well-Known Member

    Wouldn't you have to tumble again this way?
  5. Blue68f100

    Blue68f100 Well-Known Member

    The soap stone may be abrasive, where the mica is a lube. Baby powder any one....

    I use the Mica with the beads.
  6. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    No, the bristle brush transfers a very small amount of lube inside the case neck. Just enough to prevent squeaky expanding.

    Then the expander button pulls what ever small amount is there out when you size the case.

  7. winterhorse290

    winterhorse290 Well-Known Member

    didn,t think about the expander removing the lube. cool. back to the nylon brush and rcbs lube.

    thanks for all the comments
  8. zxcvbob

    zxcvbob Well-Known Member

    Talcum powder works
  9. JohnM

    JohnM Well-Known Member

    Soapstone = talc.
  10. edfardos

    edfardos Well-Known Member

    #2 pencil, draw a line around the inside of every other neck
  11. Fatelvis

    Fatelvis Well-Known Member

  12. Maj Dad

    Maj Dad Well-Known Member

    I've tried several ways, including one of those boxes with brushes and mica, and in practical terms, rc's brush rolled on a lube pad is simplest & works fine. It's KISS at its finest... :scrutiny:

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