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Sticky 9mm sizing

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  1. Fwdftw

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    Using lee sizing die every Damn peice of 9 sticks when I try to remove it. It comes out but with force. Clean the die? How ? , also should I lube ? I've got 1 shot for my .223 loading but I'd hate to have to De prime tumble again and load. What Ye say gtr?

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  2. F106 Fan

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    I use Hornady One Shot even though I have carbide dies. Of course, with steel dies you have to lube.

    The process goes so much smoother with HOS and I don't bother to remove it before I shoot.

    I use Dillon lube for rifle but that's a different deal. You simply have to lube those.

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    Get a nice bright flashlight , inspect die , clean if needed. Lube a few , run them , if they don't stick, problem solved.
     
  4. WiskyT

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    Don't tumble your brass in the first place and it won't stick. You can also take about half the cases and toss them in a box or bag and give them a quick burst of pledge furniture polish, throw in the rest of the batch and mix them around. Then just load as normal and they will glide in and out of the die. The polish has no effect on loaded rounds if you do just a light application. You can lube them the night before and they will be dry for loading if you're worried about it, but I've loaded them with white foam on them and the powder and primers aren't effected.
     
  5. Fwdftw

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    What's the best way to clean a die?
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  6. unclebob

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    Are you sure you are not trying to load steel cases? They look like brass but are steel. Also make sure you are using a carbide die? Not what the box says but what the die says and you can see the carbide ring. Would not be the first time they put the wrong die in the wrong box.
     
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    Brand new brass is a bit sticky. SS media cleaned brass is a bit sticky. If you use a carbide die & tumbled clean brass, they should not need anything & runs smoothly. Clean the die w/ a bore mop & some degreaser. If the brass is new, then some OneShot will be very helpful.
     
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    A Qtip and some alcohol, but that's not your problem. I never clean my dies, they are filthy and they aren't sticky. The only stickiness I get is from spotlessly clean brass, especially the superclean "NT" stuff,that I scrounge off the floor. Squeaky clean brass is harder to resize.
     
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    Carbide of steel die?

    Clean either with a bore brush and alcohol, then a thin coat of oil on steel parts to prevent rusting.

    Never used “One Shot”, but have used Horaday sizing wax on brass with both a steel die and a carbide die when brass was hard to size.

    Just rub your fingertips across the wax and roll the brass through your fingertips, let the brass tell you how much to use, too much and you’ll get a buildup of wax on the die or the base of the brass, too little and it will be harder to size.

    Remove the wax by wiping off the brass with a rag wetted with alcohol.

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  10. sig357fan

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    one other thing,

    someone on the forum mixes up Lee sizing lube and acohol to make a spray-on lube, not sure who it is but I remember reading a post explaining the process.

    try the search function for CRP lube?

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  11. Fwdftw

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    It's not steel , ill post a vid when I get home.

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  12. jdavionic

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    I've had it happen twice. I use Lee Carbide dies and I tumble my brass. I just disassemble the die, clean it with degreaser (carburator cleaner is what I use, just because I have a can handy), reassemble, put a little Lee sizing lubricant of the first few cases, and all is fine. I cannot even guess how many rounds that I have run through between these two cleanings.
     
  13. Fwdftw

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    bullets should be here tommorow.. ill try and get a video tommorow guys.
     
  14. Fwdftw

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    OK so i know i need a new bench.. gonna get to that here pretty soon.. So after cleaning the dies. I tried 2 Non Lubed cases, followed by 2 lubed cases, lastly i tried a case UNLUBED after the die had some one shot on it. Seems like theyre running ok now.. ill find out after i load 200-300 this weekend. ( God i need a 650) ( Sorry for the upside down video its off my cell phone) SECOND Video is another issue. The Lee PRO Autodisc seems to also make my case stick when exiting the die. Shouldnt it just come right out after accepting the powder? There is not excessive flare its just enough for me to seat a bullet.

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    The Lee expander die is suposed to stick and it was probably your problem all along. New brass is the worst. A good bench mitigates it and dirty old brass runs the smoothest.
     
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    It's not new , it's been loaded before

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  17. F106 Fan

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    I don't know if it is possible to polish up the expander (Flitz and a Dremel tool come to mind) but I do know that the Dillon expander can have a sticking problem until is has been used for several thousand rounds. It will eventally smooth out and work well on used brass. New brass sticks to everything.

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    Steel or carbide dies?

    Lee pistol dies don't have a expander ball and the expander they use doesn't stick.
     
  19. Fwdftw

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    As far as I know Steve its carbide. Has the ring on it

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  20. shotgunred

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    Attach that press to something solid. All that flexing is not helping anything.

    I know that you do not have to but I lube everything.
     
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