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powder neck lube question

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by jetech, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. jetech

    jetech Active Member

    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
  2. x_wrench

    x_wrench Well-Known Member

    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).
  3. Kevin Rohrer

    Kevin Rohrer Well-Known Member

    I also use Imperial's Dry Neck Lube on the neck, and their Wax on the case body.

    Last edited: Feb 12, 2012
  4. jetech

    jetech Active Member

    I may have to try the powder. It is only used to lube the neck, is that correct?
  5. Blue68f100

    Blue68f100 Well-Known Member

    Another vote for the Imperial Neck Lube. Simple and works great.
  6. Kevin Rohrer

    Kevin Rohrer Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. amlevin

    amlevin Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    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.

  9. A-FIXER

    A-FIXER Well-Known Member

    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.
  10. A-FIXER

    A-FIXER Well-Known Member

    and by the way this media also doubles as my case lube remover. beats the q-tip method.

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