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Discussion in 'Reloading' started by cgrivois, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. cgrivois

    cgrivois

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    I went from a Lee Pro1000 which I never felt the need to use case lube for staight wall pistol to a 550B and brought my Lee dies with it. If I dont use case lube sizing takes alot more effort than I remember on my Pro 1000. If I use lube, it runs slick. Anyone else feel the need to use case lube for pistol?
     
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    Lots of guys around here lube. Some every round, some just every 3rd or 5th round.

    Personally I've never seen the need. Especially on a 550b. Do you have a strong mount and roller handle. They'll do wonders for leverage.
     
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    I just place my brass on an old cookie sheet and spray lightly with Horandy One Shot lube... dry for a minute and throw brass in the case feeder.
    I'm a huge proponent of lubing even pistol brass, makes a big difference IMHO. I don't tumble the HOS off for finished pistol rounds.... rifle I lube for sizing and trimming then tumble prior to running it through the actual loading process.
     
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  5. cgrivois

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    Yes to the mount and roller handle. Just thought it was odd at the difference in the amount of force required between the old P1000 and 550.


     
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    Read the manual and make sure everything is adjusted right. Especially the die setup section. I owned a LM before and it was more effort then the 550.