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What's your case lube of choice?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Grassman, Jan 15, 2013.

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  1. Grassman

    Grassman Member

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    I bought a bottle of RCBS case slick the other day and really like it. Easy spray on, I only load in 20 round batches so put 20 rounds on the pad give it a couple sprays and done. Never had any stuck cases,Like it.
     
  2. Robert

    Robert Moderator Staff Member

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    Imperial Sizing Wax. Best stuff going.
     
  3. C5rider

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    I like RCBS over the Lee stuff I was using. I think it works better, is cleaner and easier to get just the right amount. IMHO.
     
  4. GaryL

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    Hard to argue with that.

    I have run into some rifle cases that were rather stubborn and found a drop of gear oil spread on top of the Imperial Wax is slicker 'n snot. It's also messy and stinky, but that doesn't bother me any.
     
  5. Blue68f100

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    Imperial Sizing Wax
     
  6. Grassman

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    I've seen Youtube videos of people using synthetic motor oil.
     
  7. bigdogpete

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    I just started spaying the lanolin and 99% alcohol mixture and it seems to work just fine.
     
  8. ArchAngelCD

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    Imperial Sizing Wax, it has no equal.

    Sometimes I spray some One Shot on 45 Auto and 9mm cases when loading.
     
  9. Pensfan

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    Hornady One Shot for 9mm and 40s&w. Smooth action on my 650 and no problems whatsoever.
     
  10. zxcvbob

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    In order of preference (they all work):
    1. Kiwi Mink Oil boot dressing
    2. Dillon Spray Lube
    3. castor oil

    When I get over this cold I'm going to try some homemade spray lube (castor oil and 91% isopropyl alcohol) I've already mixed it, but still too sick to do anything.
     
  11. KansasSasquatch

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    I've used 3 different case lubes. One Shot aerosol, Case Slick pump spray, and Unique wax. I used them in that order. I thought One Shot worked pretty well, but what did I know, I was a new reloader. Then after using Case Slick I swore I'd never use One Shot again. Then found some Unique locally and swore I'd only use the Case Slick if I can't get my hands on more Unique. I might go back to Case Slick if I ever get a case feeder. I still have a half can of One Shot laying around that I keep forgetting to toss out. It is the only Hornady product that I have found to be a waste of money.
     
  12. CLP

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    Imperial for single stage loading. Hornady One Shot for my progressive (was using Frankford Arsenal and it was excellent as well).
     
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    I have used the one-shot in a ziploc bag, I let that be the neck lube too. It worked fine, but I'll try some of these other brands too.
     
  14. Billy Jack

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    I know you don't need case lube on carbide straight walled pistol dies, but I like to keep a small jar of powdered graphite handy when I am sizing pistol cases. I just dip it in the powder, give it a tap to knock off the excess, size it , and then wipe it off later with a clean dry cloth.
    It seems to make an easy job even easier.
     
  15. James2

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    I have used high speed bearing grease. The same stuff I put in the grease gun for greasing machinery. It works fine. Just a little on your fingers and smear it on the brass.
     
  16. jdownj

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    Lee lube cut 50/50 with rubbing alcohol, loaded in a spray bottle has treated me very well on 7.62x54( and pistol, but everything works fine for pistol...)
     
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    RCBS Case Lube and Imperial Sizing wax are my favorites.

    I never have had much luck with Hornady One Shot except with 30 Carbine.

    Recently, I have been dabbling with liquid lanolin and alcohol in an effort to reduce incidents of neck denting on resizing. So far, promising, but still working on a good reliable application technique and figuring out how much drying time is required. (Unfortunately, it is longer than my patience at present.)
     
  18. Walkalong

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    RCBS Case Lube II and Imperial Sizing Die Wax
     
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    lots of stuff works and everyone has an opinion on what's best.

    i have settled on Imperial wax. no muss, no fuss, quick, easy, and cheap. easily removed in the tumbler and doesn't screw up your media.
     
  20. blarby

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    Lee Lube.

    The new puncture top makes it way easier to use on a roll pad.

    Just never seen a reason to use anything else- I've tried a few, but its hard to find anything cheaper.... and at last look I had enough for several years.

    I like the fact that its super easy to use in my method, its not particularly greasy, and comes off with soap and water incredibly well. It dries to a nice flake, and facilitates tumble shine without clogging up the media with gunk.

    I have a tin of the imperial, maybe I should use it more. Its kinda sticky, which I didn't expect- but it works just fine.

    Then again, I've used spit- and that works too...... I do not produce enough to do 500 cases at a time however.
     
  21. jwrowland77

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    Most the time I use Mink oil shoe wax. It's a lot like Imperial, but cheaper, and its readily available. I've also used Hornady One Shot as well.
     
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    Another user of lanolin and alcohol. Though I couldn't find 99% so had to settle for 95 (or was it 91...?) seems to work just fine, just have to give it a little shake to re-mix before spraying.
     
  23. The Bushmaster

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    RCBS lube and pad...Had too many stuck cases with Hornady one shot.
     
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    Mink oil. Already had it on hand. If I ever run out I can pick it up at a large variety of stores. It's not expensive and like Imperial a tin will last a long time. A quick ten minute cycle in the tumbler removes it from the sized cases. Many things work but this is the cheapest/cleanest way I've found.


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  25. gilly6993

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    RCBS here....
     
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