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Lubricating Rifle cases

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Bob_B, Oct 3, 2012.

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  1. Bob_B

    Bob_B Member

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    I have a case feeder on an XL650 and am a little hesitant to put greasy cases in it! I have Hornady case lube in the red can and also some mica powder that I got from Midway years ago. The whole case lube thing tho necessary seems messy? Is there a better to perform this step? Am loading
    .308 Win.
     
  2. 98Redline

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    Spray the cases and let them dry before putting them in the feeder.

    The Hornady stuff in the red can leaves very little lube behind when all of the volatile stuff evaporates off.
     
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    I prep brass in large batches, then load as needed. Lube does make for a greasy case feeder, but I don’t need to do it often. When prepping for smaller batches, I just size on a single stage.
     
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    Quie a few people will suggest NOT using that Hornady One Shot, myself included. Since you're using a case feeder I would suggest using RCBS Case Slick. I have some in a little pump sprayer and I've found it to work much better than One Shot, even if I apply One Shot exactly as directed. I don't think you'll find anyone who's had problems putting lubed cases through a case feeder unless they do their reloading in dirty/dusty conditions which you shouldn't do anyways.
     
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    It's not a matter of if - only when - you stick a bottle neck case in the sizing die using One-Shot. Great stuff for smooth reloading of pistol cases though.

    /Bryan
     
  6. Shmackey

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    Just use good case lube and wipe out your feeder.
     
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    I like the Lee lube which, when mixed about 12 to 1 with 90% Iso alcohol and put in an atomizer and squirted over the cases then dries up. Doesn't leave any residue, and if you don't feel like it, don't have to wipe down the loaded ammo either.
     
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    The one shot works great as long as you follow the directions exactly. I put the cases in the block and spray at a 45deg angle from all 4 sides and let dry for at least 15 minutes. I have used it for thousands of cases and never had a stuck case. I have yet to figure out why there are nay sayers it is a great product IMO.

    Mike
     
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