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lee carbide sizing die

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Hardatwork, Dec 10, 2007.

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  1. Hardatwork

    Hardatwork Member

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    I have a lee carbide sizing die 357 mag. I cleaned it and now the brass goes in and out so hard that I'm afraid that it will get stuck. what is going on.:banghead:
     
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    A little bit of lube occasionally will keep carbide running smooth, even if the mfg says you don't need to.
     
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    The carbide sizer might have a lot of resistance if your brass expands a lot, i.e. your chambers are too large. I know I get a lot of resistance when i work 9mm brass because of the taper. It woudn't hurt to run a lubed case through it. As long as you didn't try to polish it with a dremel or something abrasive like that, there really isn't going to be any way to harm the brass.
     
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    Yep. Give it a touch of Imperial Sizing die wax and your problems will stop. Take out the decapper, lube up your finger, and run your finger in it to lube it up. Reinstall the decapper.

    I use Franford Arsenal case polish in my tumbler. Not only does it shine em up good, it makes the cases a tad more slippery.
     
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    A little lube will do ya! In fact, once you lube them, you may want to do it all the time. I don't with .38 and .357 brass, but I do with 10mm and .45 acp brass, just because it makes it go through so much easier and faster, even with the carbide dies. It's literally effortless.

    Hope this helps.

    Fred
     
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    Is it a used die,that used to work better,or a new die you were just installing?
    If new,I have my doubts that it is carbide if it's fighting that hard.

    can't see how a used die..if that's the case...could change just by cleaning it.
     
  7. Hardatwork

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    Its used it has leaving black residue on the case so I cleaned it with hoppers #9
     
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    Its used it has leaving black residue on the case so I cleaned it with hoppers #9
     
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    Sorry I stutter aaaa Little bit when I type
     
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