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Case Lube - Spray On or Pad?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by cwbys4evr, Mar 26, 2013.

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  1. TwoEyedJack

    TwoEyedJack Member

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    The rifle I shoot the most is a Ruger #1V in .223. I went to a Lee Collet Die and never have to lube. The accuracy is dramatically enhanced as well.

    When reloading for semi-autos I use Hornady spray on. I put around a hundred cases in a pie tin, spray the crap out of them, stir them around, do another quick spray, then start loading. I also spray the inside of the die before I get started.
     
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    I use all three major lubrication procedures, pad, spray and finger, depending on my mood. When adding in all time consumed doing something relating lubricating the cases, I really do not find one faster than another.

    The key is to do the lubricating to allow for the best use of time. With the spray on, I lubricate the cases first then let the cases dry while I am setting up the press and te rest of the equipment.
     
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    I like the Imperial Sizing Wax. A little bit goes a long way, and I've never had a stuck case. Many years ago I used the RCBS lube and pad method, but after trying Imperial, I never went back to it.
     
  5. cajun executioner

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    I used RCBS spray lube for the first time last night and I won't be using it again. Ill stick to the Imperial.
     
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    What didn't you like about it?
     
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    I use Dillon pump-spray lube, or Kiwi Mink Oil. I have also used castor oil, applied with fingers like mink oil and it works well. Next thing on my reloading todo list is try my own spray lube made with alcohol and castor oil (castor oil dissolves completely in alcohol, unlike lanolin that just kind of dissolves and can settle out)

    Cabelas also sell lanolin pump-spray lube. It's a just little cheaper than Dillon's and it's the same thing.
     
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