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Rifle case lube...Your favorite?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by usmcpmi, Aug 19, 2008.

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  1. usmcpmi

    usmcpmi Member

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    Wondering what is your favorite case lube. I've used the sprays, the stuff on the foam pad and the paste. I'm now re-sizing 50 BMG and the neck likes to stick no matter what type I use. Any suggestions? Thanks. MG
     
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    Imperial sizing wax
     
  3. ArchAngelCD

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    Imperial Sizing Wax...
     
  4. Floppy_D

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    Tried Hornady One-Shot? I haven't tried it on 50, but it works well on all else.
     
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    RCBS case slick spray.
     
  6. KeithK

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    I usually use Imperial Sizing wax too, BUT for the BMG cases it will result in a lot of stuck cases for me, Try mobil 1 fully synthetic motor oil, I use the 5w-30 wt and haven't had a stuck case since, just got done resizing 50 cases last night, I had fired all of them thru either my AR50 or my old Serbu BFG50 and I tried to use the Imperial wax first thinking it would be ok cause it wasn't machine gun brass that had over expanded, but it was not going so good and I switched to the Mobil 1 and the difference in force necessary to full length resize the cases was phenominal, the Mobil 1 makes the resizing just too easy, give it a try and you'll see.

    keith
     
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    I want some more Hornady One Shot, but it is not as good as regular Lee case lube, just a lot faster.
     
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    Kiwi (the shoe polish company) "Mink Oil".
    Castor oil (from the drug store, not Castrol motor oil) is good too.
    I use Dillon Case Lube spray when I have a lot of .30 Carbine cases to do.

    I haven't tried them on anything larger than .30-06 though.
     
  9. ArchAngelCD

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    One Shot doesn't work well on large cases IMO.

    Like I said above, I've used Imperial Sizing Wax with great success and thought it would work as well with a 50 case as it does with other cases. I have no first hand experiance with 50 cases but KeithK does. If it were me I would take his advice since he's already used what I thought would work and says Mobil 1 works much better. (I do know synthetic motor oils are extremely slick)
     
  10. rg1

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    I use Dillon case lube, sprayed on a nylon brush to lube the inside of the neck. Works better than anything else I've tried. You have to brush the neck till the entire surface is wet from lube. After sizing I wipe the inside of the neck with a rag to remove most of the lube and retumble to get the rest.
    Pulling the expander back thru the necks on a 50bmg case isn't easy, using my RCBS press and dies anyway. One short spray on the nylon brush will lube approx. 10 cases before another squirt is necessary.
     
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    +1 on Dillon spray lube. Ditto on spraying a little inside several necks to lube the expander ball.
     
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    I like Imperial for rifle and Hornady or Dillon for pistol even though all my pistol dies are carbide or titanium carbide. Lightly Lubed, it makes them much smoother and easier. Makes 205 - 505 pulls of the handle much easier.
     
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    Double post. I am having trouble with my computer whom I have nick-named FRED.
    F.R.E.D. to be more precise which, by the way, is an abreviation for "F*cking Rediculous Electronic Device"
     
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    One Shot!

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    I use Hornady Unique...
     
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    Imperial
     
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    I use Imperial Sizing Wax and Dillon spray. The spray for quentity and the ISW when I want to slow things down. Both work well.
     
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    I use the Frankfort Arsenal (midway) spray, works great, it uses alchol and beeswax/lanolin I think, never had a stuck case.
     
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    RCBS Lube and Pad...The Wheel still ain't broke and have no intentions to change from what works to something that might not work like One-Shot that has caused my .30-06 cases to stick. Does make good rocking chair squeeks disapear...
     
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    Lee case lube and pad before that RCBS pad and lube,25 yrs reloading never stuck a case.
     
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    RCBS water soluble case lube.

    I add a few drops to an already saturated flannel patch, and drop the cases in an old 3 lb W231 can.

    The can is large enough to span the rollers on my Tumbler's Tumbler.

    I let it roll for at least 10 minutes.

    At the end, all external surfaces are coated.

    RCBS water soluble works very well in small base sizing .223, 308, and 30-06 cases. The spray on lubes just do not have the film thickness. Imperial sizing wax is excellent, but takes longer to apply.

    One gunsmith/shooter use to roll his cases on a towel saturated with RCBS case lube. He had it down to a science, exactly 22 drops of lube on the towel for 88 rounds. I never saw the towel, I doubt it was a beach towel, probably a smaller towel.
     
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    One good thing about the RCBS lube is hot water will take it off. Then just dry them in the sun.

    I have switched to Imperial. I just keep my thumb and finger waxed up and apply it as I put each piece of brass in the shellplate.

    I like em both.
     
  23. usmcpmi

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    Thanks guys... They seem to only get tight around the neck area. My wife says that I just "strong arm" everything. That is why the handle connector snapped off after 20 rounds. I'll try the Mobil 1 and be sure I brush the inside of the neck. What do you think about just dipping the neck area in about a inch of oil in a cup??? Thanks, MG
     
  24. Walkalong

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    Q-Tip and lube for inside the necks. Or you could get some graphite and dip the necks in it, but it's messy.

    I bought some Redding carbide expander balls for my Redding and RCBS rifle dies. They help.
     
  25. tiger rag

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    I use Dillon Case Lube spray for all my rifle cases.
     
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