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LEE NO LUBE DIES??

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Encoreman, Apr 9, 2007.

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  1. Encoreman

    Encoreman Member

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    Hi Ya'll, I just saw an ad for Lee rifle dies that claim they do not need to be lubed. Anybody tried these or know anyone who has. This could save a poor wretch like me alot of time on those piles of .223 ammo. Please shed some light on this. Thanks Mac::rolleyes:
     
  2. BBQJOE

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    I use Lee dies, and yes they claim due to construction and materials, lube is not needed for their dies.
     
  3. Jim Watson

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    Sounds like the Lee Collet Neck Size Die. Ok for loading brass to be shot in the same bolt or single shot action, no help for brass out of a different gun or for an auto.
     
  4. ATAShooter

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    Yes, the collet neck sizing die needs no lube, HOWEVER, the full length sizer does. Read the paper carefully. I bought a set thinking I wouldn't have to lube... WRONG, Only if you neck size only.
     
  5. layusn1

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    Only one company makes carbide resizing dies that I know of and they are over $100. Their pistol dies don't require lube.
     
  6. Encoreman

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    Thanks everyone, I thought it was too good to be true. Mac
     
  7. Vitamin G

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    I have both a set of full and neck sizing dies in 30-06. I enjoy the neck sizing dies alot in my savage, and use the full length dies for the garand. I find that the brass lasts quite a few extra loads if its just neck sized.
     
  8. shc1

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    All of my pistol dies are Lee carbide dies. I don’t have to lube the brass.
    Necked down rifle brass is a different story. I lube the case and inside the neck.
     
  9. 4fingermick

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    I have converted virtually all of my dies to Lee, Deluxe where possible, great stuff. I will be buying a Redding set for my Swiss rifle however, as they have the correct sized fls apparently. I will buy a set od collet dies as well for the Neck Sizing.
     
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