Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

case lube spray- which brand?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by hvychev77, Sep 22, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. hvychev77

    hvychev77 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2011
    Messages:
    327
    hey guys, i'm tossin' the idea around in my noggin' about the best way to bulk lubricate some .223 brass. I had a buddy of mine say he used to just spray the cases in a big bowl and shake 'em around a bit. I'm just curious as to what kind of spray you guys would recommend or what method to lubricate bunches of 'em at a time?? cheers, hvychev77
     
  2. ColtPythonElite

    ColtPythonElite Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    7,894
    I use Hornady One Shot. Your buddy's method will work just fine. It doesn't take much. A little goes a long way.
     
  3. loadedround

    loadedround Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2006
    Messages:
    3,351
    Location:
    Valley Forge, Pa
    I have found over the years that all spray lubes are about the same. However if you have a tough sizing job like FL sizing of large volume rifle cases or case forming the best lube to use is Imperial Sizing Wax...bar none. :)
     
  4. cfullgraf

    cfullgraf Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2010
    Messages:
    7,389
    Location:
    East TN
    I have not had much luck with spray lubricants on bottle neck cases. Maybe my method, maybe the lubricant, maybe both. So, I use either Imperial Sizing Wax or a case lube pad.

    The only place i use spray lubricants these days are on 30 Carbine. Works great but I feel it is wasteful. All my other straight walled cases have carbide sizing dies and i don't use lubricant with them.
     
  5. jcwit

    jcwit Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2007
    Messages:
    8,011
    Location:
    Great state of Indiana
    I use spray lubes to lube handgun brass and 30 cal. carbine brass. to make life easier. Not needed but I'm lazy.

    For all rifle brass I use a lube like Unique, never a spray lube.
     
  6. spclpatrolgroup

    spclpatrolgroup Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2011
    Messages:
    144
    Location:
    ND
    I tried one shot, got a stuck case and ruined the die trying to remove it. Switched to a good ol lube pad, no problems since.
     
  7. beatledog7

    beatledog7 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2011
    Messages:
    5,093
    Location:
    Tidewater
    Ditto above. I like One Shot for straight cases, even with carbide dies. It's not enough for bottleneck cases. For .223 I use Lyman case lube and find it adequate, but have not tied others so can't say how it compares.
     
  8. kelbro

    kelbro Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2007
    Messages:
    1,264
    Location:
    Desert Southwest
    Dillon lube or make your own with alcohol and lanolin.
     
  9. Caliber

    Caliber Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    Messages:
    105
    Location:
    CT
    I use dry silicone spray on pistol cases along with carbide die. I use various lubes on rifle cases from one-shot to simple motor oil(applied very sparingly), bag balm, lanolin mixed with alcohol and RCBS case lube.
     
  10. Slamfire

    Slamfire Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2006
    Messages:
    7,737
    Location:
    Alabama
    Yupe.

    Spray on lubes suck for rifle case sizing. I small base size when ever I can. Imperial Sizing wax or RCBS water soluble for me.
     
  11. Historian

    Historian Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2007
    Messages:
    328
    Location:
    Dallas, Texas
    Something that discovered on this forum and have been using on my turret press...the RCBS lube die. It puts just the right amount of lube on .223 cases so the they size easily but are not all messy. I have been using Imperial but I can really recommend this tool. It would probably work well on a single stage. You could batch lube fifty or a hundred at a time and set them in loading blocks then put in your sizing die and size them all. Much quicker than using Imperial and lubing each case by hand. I've never tried spray lubes...too much bad press.

    Historian
     
  12. Hondo 60
    • Contributing Member

    Hondo 60 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2009
    Messages:
    5,378
    Location:
    Manitowoc, WI
    +1 on the alcohol & lanolin

    I got some from another member here & it's worked perfectly.
    He didn't give me permission to publish his name so I won't.

    Stay safe my friends!
     
  13. MtnCreek

    MtnCreek Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2010
    Messages:
    3,974
    Location:
    West GA
    Dillon spray works good.
     
  14. mbopp

    mbopp Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2009
    Messages:
    919
    Location:
    Upstate NY
    If you can't find 99% alcohol, HEET isopropyl dry gas should work.
    I still have a tin of Mink Oil leather treatment, if I just rub my finger tips over it it's good for 10 or so pistol cases.
    Hmmmm.... Mink Oil & dry gas as a home-made spray?
     
  15. FTG-05

    FTG-05 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2002
    Messages:
    132
    Location:
    TN
    This.
     
  16. Sin City Shootist

    Sin City Shootist Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2009
    Messages:
    299
    Location:
    Las Vegas Nevada
    I tried One Shot for the first time just a few days ago. I did get one stuck case but it came out pretty easy and no damage to the die. I just sprayed a bit more on the rest of the cases and no problem(223). I like it, but if I have to small base some brass, I will probably use my old rcbs pad and lube.
     
  17. squarles67

    squarles67 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2009
    Messages:
    448
    Location:
    Orange, Texas
    +1 more on the alcohol & lanolin
     
  18. popper

    popper Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2010
    Messages:
    975
    Can't tell if it is lube or propellant on the case when using spray lubes like one-shot. If they would color the lube it might help. I went back to the pad after a stuck 308 case. Too much trouble getting the case out. I also get another QC check on the case.
     
  19. gamestalker

    gamestalker member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2008
    Messages:
    9,832
    Location:
    SW Arizona
    I've been using Dillon for about 10 yrs. but used Lee dry lube for a couple decades before that.

    The Dillon works excellent and won't dent sholders as long as you allow it to completely dry, other wise, dents, and possible stuck cases could be the result. I've been fortunate in that I've never stcuk a case with any lube, but with spray on lube it's completely avoidable if you let them dry for a bit.
     
  20. MtnCreek

    MtnCreek Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2010
    Messages:
    3,974
    Location:
    West GA
    The Dillon bottle is clear. After it sits on the shelf for an hour or so, you can see the yellow lube settle on the bottom. Shake well prior to lubing.
     
  21. rsrocket1

    rsrocket1 Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2010
    Messages:
    1,312
    Location:
    Sacramento, CA
    I also use 99% Isoprolyl Alcohol and Lanolin. The same as the Dillon lube, but cheaper. A couple of shots into a gallon sized ziplock bag, then mix it up real good. After that, pour the cases into a box or onto a pan and let the alcohol evaporate off. A nice uniform coating of Lanolin that will slide the cases in and out but not so much that it will cause shoulder dents.
     
  22. greyling22

    greyling22 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2007
    Messages:
    4,405
    Location:
    East Texas
    I use 1 shot, but it sure takes a lot to size my 223's. I tried a bowl and a bag and a box, and a tray, but ended up having to use a loading block and spray pretty heavily on all sides.

    I used to use it on my 30 carbines, but then I discovered that if I just size them half way I don't need to lube them at all, and they still cycle fine. (same principle as a 9mm. As long as it chambers, why resize that whole tapered case. It's hard on the press, and hard on the arm.)
     
  23. thorn-

    thorn- Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2007
    Messages:
    188
    Location:
    Tallahassee, FL
    Another vote for Alcohol and Lanolin. Inexpensive and a bottle will last a longggg time. And it works great. Empty a quart-sized ziplock, spray a couple mists into the bag, dump in the brass and roll it around for a minute or so - comes out evenly lubed.

    thorn
     
  24. joed

    joed Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2009
    Messages:
    2,185
    Location:
    Ohio
    I've used nothing but One Shot for 8 years now, I think it's the greatest. I have friends that swear at it though it has always worked for me. Before using really shake the can well and you'll have no problems.
     
  25. hvychev77

    hvychev77 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2011
    Messages:
    327
    thanks guys for so much info. and advice. I think i'm gonna try some homemade mix with alcohol and lanolin first and see how i like it. I did get a case stuck in my FL die yesterday, i was using the rcbs pad and i totally missed one. Anywho, after a few "choice" words i managed to get it out without damaging the die. I posted this to try to find a way to simplify and speed up my processes in loading, not that i care to go through getting out a stuck case again!! sounds like i got some experimenting to do.......thanks again fellas, hvychev77
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page