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dry neck lube

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

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  1. winterhorse290

    winterhorse290 Member

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    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

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    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

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

    No fuss, no muss, no bother.

    rc
     
  4. kelbro

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

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    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

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    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.

    rc
     
  7. winterhorse290

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    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

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    Talcum powder works
     
  9. JohnM

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    Soapstone = talc.
     
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    #2 pencil, draw a line around the inside of every other neck
     
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    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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