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Old January 31, 2006, 12:48 AM   #1
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Case lube question??

Once you lube the cases and resize them, do you need to lube them again before seating the bullet?
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Old January 31, 2006, 01:06 AM   #2
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Lube when resizing. Do NOT lube them when seating the bullet.
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Old February 1, 2006, 08:19 PM   #3
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I use RCBS Case Lube II which comes off with a damp rag. After sizing, the lube is wiped off, they get charged with powder and bullets seated.
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Old February 2, 2006, 10:15 AM   #4
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Lubing Cases

Use one of the liquid spray on lubes. You spray on and let dry and sizing is a snap. The spray is not harmful to powder or primers and does not need to be cleaned off. I normally run my sized cases through the tumbler anyway so that cleans the cases sufficiently. Great stuff, no greasy residue left on cases.

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Old February 2, 2006, 01:43 PM   #5
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I lube the cases before FL resizing w/ GP Wire Pulling Lube, rolling them between my hands. Inexpensive stuff, lasts forever. After that I run them through the tumbler, trim etc. Before seating the bullets I lube the case necks inside with an RCBS nylon brush and homoeopathic quantities of GP. Luxury, of course, but it ensures smooth bullet seating.
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Old February 2, 2006, 02:49 PM   #6
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Funny story here. I was loading a batch of Match .308 and realized that my bottle of lube had fallen over and leaked out all its contents inside my cabinet. I was really bummed because it was late and the local supply shop was closed. I read the ingredients on the label of the case lube and thought it looked familiar. I pondered a while and ended up using some "personal lubricant". Water based and very viscous, it worked just fine. I had some explaining to do when my shooting buddy saw the bottle in the loading cabinet though.
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Old February 2, 2006, 04:30 PM   #7
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Great next you'll be grinding up Viagra and mixing it with your powder.
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Old February 2, 2006, 04:45 PM   #8
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PTaylor,

Are you loading straight-wall cases or bottleneck cases? If straight-wall, are you using carbide dies?
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Old February 2, 2006, 05:17 PM   #9
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that WOULD keep me shooting all day...
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Old February 2, 2006, 06:35 PM   #10
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Or at least give you someplace to hang your pistol wile reloading the clip.
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Old February 2, 2006, 06:39 PM   #11
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...that is assuming that the trigger guard was of sufficient size to allow for that...
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Old February 2, 2006, 06:57 PM   #12
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A real man would just lock it in the slide.
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Old February 2, 2006, 08:02 PM   #13
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...see above post and replace "trigger guard" with "chamber"...
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