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Do These Resizing Abrasions Look Normal?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by peeplwtchr, Oct 18, 2020.

  1. peeplwtchr

    peeplwtchr Member

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    Hi All-

    Just resized my first .223 cases. Do these shiny abrasions by the neck look okay?

    LC once shot brass
    Full length Lee Sizing die
    RCBS case lube

    Thanks!
     

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  2. Bush Pilot

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    I wouldn't worry about it.
     
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  3. Blue68f100

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    Looks fine for me. Finish loading them up.
     
  4. PWC

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    I only see small mark half way into the die. Clean the die, run a case in; if the mark is still there, run some fine steel wool wet with turp/or paint thinner on a dowell, repeat. Don't be too anal a out it.

    Even if nothing comes out, it is soooo minor....load and shoot
     
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  5. peeplwtchr

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    Reminder set, thanks guys.
     
  6. peeplwtchr

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    Are you citing the mark on the 4th case up in the middle? Logical because the first case ever got stuck and I had to bang it out. I actually didn't even see it.
     
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    Like this...
     

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  8. peeplwtchr

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    Oh yeah, what is that 300 black out?
     
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    Okay awesome.
     
  10. buba68

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    What kind of lube are you using on your cases????
     
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    Those are good to go!:thumbup:

    There will be some abrasion as the two metals slide past each other, making a shiny polished spot, usually at the bottom of the neck and the top of the case wall at the shoulder, as well as the body at the bottom of the case wall.
    Large scratches, from grit stuck somewhere, will be felt and cut into the case longitudinally.
    Some of those small nicks are artifacts from the rifles loading cycle.

    It seems to me you are using cob for a polish?
    Running them through a damp towel, the way a bowler polished a bowling ball, can get off extra dust you don’t want in your dies.

    On the whole, I don’t see any marks to worry about at all. Keep going.:)
     
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  12. edwardware

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    I don't see anything "by the neck". There a shiney ring at the shoulder/body junction that's very common when you bump the shoulder back.

    Proceed.
     
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  13. South Prairie Jim

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    Spray inside your dies with brake or carb cleaner, and clean your chamber.
     
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  14. peeplwtchr

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    I cleaned out my 9mm die set before I ever used it, and found nothing except grease, so I didn't do this .223 set. Of course I found metal dust in the Sizing die.
     
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  15. buba68

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    I used to use Lee cream type lube on my 223 brass but after reading other posts about Hornady One Shot lube thought I would try some. After I tried it, it made a believer out of me. Much quicker and no more lube dents on the shoulders anymore. For me no going back to another type of lube.
     
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  16. peeplwtchr

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    I used 12:1 mix of Lanolin and 91% rubbing alcohol spray last night. It works fantastic, dries in 1 min, and is good for your skin, no chemicals. Cost me about$4 for 13 ounces, which will last thousands of rounds. My solution forever.
     
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    What abrasions?
     
  18. FROGO207

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    Looks like my normally resized cases. You do get some rubbing when reforming the brass. As others stated as long as you do not get deep longitudal scratches you are good to go.
    I also use the lanolin and isopropyl mix and it works well as long you let the iso flash off first.
     
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