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Old September 11, 2012, 06:55 PM   #26
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mink oil shoe polish cheap and bigger can for the money
+1 for mink oil shoe polish. This is all I use. Tried the Hornady one shot but like the mink oil shoe polish much better.
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Old September 11, 2012, 07:02 PM   #27
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+1 for 4runnerman's response. I've been reloading for over 35 years using this method and, knock on wood, I've yet to have a stuck case.
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Old September 11, 2012, 07:53 PM   #28
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I use whatever is locally available, RCBS or Hornady sprays. Both work but One Shot dries in about a minute and I don't need to clean it off afterward like the RCBS spray.

Always looking for generic alternatives so will try the mink oil shoe polish too.
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Old September 11, 2012, 07:56 PM   #29
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Dillon pump-spray, or Kiwi mink oil, or castor oil. (I use all three, depending on what I'm loading and what's handy)
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Old September 11, 2012, 09:39 PM   #30
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For pistol cases like 9mm or .45 ACP you don't need much lube so I put a couple thousand at a time in a large plastic container and put lube all over my hands. Then I just stir them around until my hands are somewhat clean and I think the lube is well distributed. I used to do the spray cookie sheet thing with pistol brass, but I find this method easier and faster.
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Old September 12, 2012, 08:31 AM   #31
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You lube pistol brass? I've never lubed any pistol brass. Wait, yes I have. 500 S&W, but it's a pretty big case. Never ever short brass.
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Old September 12, 2012, 10:32 AM   #32
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You lube pistol brass? I've never lubed any pistol brass. Wait, yes I have. 500 S&W, but it's a pretty big case. Never ever short brass.
I always lube pistol brass. A quick spritz with Blaster brand teflon spray and they're ready to size. Not really needed but sure makes life easier and I believe in easy. Also it makes life easier for arthur in my wrists and hands. hehe
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Old September 12, 2012, 10:46 AM   #33
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Fingers, not you McGee!

Just a finger dab out of the Lee tube gets it just fine. Lube the first few thoroughly after that minimal lube just to keep the mono layer on the dies, no dents, rinse off with water. Bob's your uncle.
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Old September 12, 2012, 12:10 PM   #34
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I also have never lubed Pistol Brass. Don't see any harm in it,but don't see any need for it either. They size very easy any how. Maybe have to give it a try once to see what the difference is. But then you have to tumble again
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Old September 12, 2012, 04:07 PM   #35
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lubing handgun calibers....in my Dillon 650 ...makes my press run a lot smoother even with carbide dies ( no, not necessary )...but easy to do ...

I don't re-tumble them when I'm done .....I dump the finished rounds out on my bench on an old terry cloth towel ....roll them around under my flat hand a little ...and then case gague and box em up.
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Old September 12, 2012, 04:12 PM   #36
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You should change your username "Strafer Gott" to Wilma Fingerdoo.
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Old September 12, 2012, 04:33 PM   #37
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I first started lubing pistol brass when I finally read the Lee books. I don't use furniture polish as directed however.

And what a difference lubing made! It makes things so much easier, especially if you're the type who likes to clean your brass very well. It's easier on your dies, easier on your brass, easier on your press, and easier on you. Even my Dillon XL650 user manual advises to use lube for pistol brass for this reason. The only part of the stroke that I need more than two fingers to operate the press is during primer seating, and that includes engaging all 5 stations at once (counting powder check)

You need so little to make a difference that there's really no need to remove the lube after loading. I also do what BigJimP does, but with an old beach towel. I can do many hundred at a time, and get them all shiny again without fingerprints. I'll never go back to not lubing.
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Old September 12, 2012, 05:13 PM   #38
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see Gerry ....who knew we were this smart...../ certainly not my wife...??? or so she told me as she wiped up severl coffee spill drops off of the back door this morning...
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Old September 12, 2012, 06:13 PM   #39
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Gosh BigJim, I hope she didn't wipe up those coffee drops with your ammo cleaning towel!

Try putting your towel in with the rest of the laundry and see what she says. I tried it. Once.
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Old September 12, 2012, 10:14 PM   #40
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Like BigJim, I use Dillon's spray; but, only on bottle neck cases. For pistol cases I just tumble and feed them to carbide dies.
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Old September 12, 2012, 10:33 PM   #41
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I have loaded pistol cases without lube using carbide dies. I have used One Shot as well. Lately I have just added a dab of liquid car polish to the corncob. It provides more lube than none at all and leaves the cases bright and shinny longer. One Shot does provide a little more lubrication but not enough to keep using it for pistol cases. On the positive side I don't even have to worry much about wiping down the cases. If I do any of that I, just put them in an old towel and roll them around a little. I run 2 or 3 batches of brass one after the other before I add any more car polish. A little car polish goes a long way.
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Old September 13, 2012, 08:18 AM   #42
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Dillon spray. Easy, clean, works, no fuss, no muss.
Why mess with anything else?
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Old September 13, 2012, 09:48 AM   #43
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Lee sizing lube diluted with rubbing alcohol from a spritzer spray bottle. Lay out cases on a re-purposed cookie sheet and spritz, then roll cases 1/2 turn, and spritz again. Can use while still damp, or let 'em dry before sizing.
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Old September 13, 2012, 10:31 AM   #44
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engine S.T.P. oil, on the pad overnite and it last for months, tumble brass after resize in clean media for 20 min. and all gone leaving the brass shining better than new.
I reload a lot of hi-power rifle case reg. and mag and never experienced a case stuck in the die, unless I forgot to roll it on the pad! it happen few time!!!!
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Old September 14, 2012, 02:56 PM   #45
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15% liquid lanolin into 99-100% pure alcohol. Spray a few shots into a ziplock with 30-50 pieces of brass and roll them around. It's nice and slick, yet easy to remove.
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Old September 14, 2012, 03:46 PM   #46
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Does 91% rubbing alcohol work, or does it have too much water to dissolve the lanolin? (or castor oil, which is also soluble in alcohol)
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Old September 14, 2012, 04:18 PM   #47
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To much water, go to the party store and buy everclear.
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Old September 14, 2012, 04:39 PM   #48
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They don't sell real Everclear in this state, it's just 151 proof. IsoHeet from the auto parts store is 99% and not too expensive.
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Old September 15, 2012, 08:57 AM   #49
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I've been using the SAME bottle of RCBS case-lube for almost 30 years....I did however purchase a new lube pad but I still use the old one.... A can of that "spray oil" can't be cheap,,,, I've loaded thousands of this and that...
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Old September 15, 2012, 09:03 AM   #50
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Everclear is 190 proof.
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