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lubing primed cases

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by dojpros1998, Jul 3, 2007.

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  1. dojpros1998

    dojpros1998 Member

    Jan 7, 2003
    I will be attempting to reload several hundred primed .45 ACP cases. What are effective ways to lube the case without contamniating the live primer.

    Thank you in advance.
  2. Steve C

    Steve C Member

    Jan 5, 2006
    As long as you keep the lube on the outside of the case there is no problem. In general you can lube them the same way with primers as without since lube that gets inside the case is more of a problem with powder than primers. Use your lube pad or lay them down and spray lightly with spray lube. Avoid lubing them so much that its dripping on them.

    If you use Imperial die wax then you apply that with just a little bit on you fingers and wiping the sides of the case so any contamination is avoided.
  3. PowderApe

    PowderApe Member

    May 20, 2007
    Northern California (State of Jefferson)
    ...dumb question: Why would you want to lube primed cases??

    Lube is used for the sizing process due to friction.... I don't believe there is much case friction in the other stages- belling out or seating bullets- requiring lube.

    ....and if you just HAVE to resize primed cases- use a carbide die and lose the lube. Lube and live primers dont mix and the potential for primer contamination (inadvertant) is there and the result will be a misfire/hangfire
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