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Pulling the stick without lube?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by justinsaneok, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. justinsaneok

    justinsaneok

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    I had a bottle of One shot sitting on the shelf for 6 months and never used it because I have carbide dies. :wow: I had know idea what I was missing. Anyone else never use the lube?
     
  2. Boxerglocker

    Boxerglocker Jacks #1 Fan

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    Once you've used HOS for pistol brass, you'll never go back to not doing so again. :cool:
     

  3. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    What a thread title. Where's Koski?
     
  4. njl

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    I have an unused can of HOS that I must have bought around 2 years ago. We had some left-over Lansinoh, and I've been using that for pistol brass lube. A little goes a long long way...so I probably have a many years supply. I guess I could try the HOS...it might be easier to apply...but probably a lot more expensive.
     
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    Boxerglocker Jacks #1 Fan

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    A $7 can lasted me over 30K rounds.... a little goes a long way. I place my brass on a old baking cookie sheet, quick and light sweep spray, roll a little, one minute dry, then load the case feeder.
     
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  6. CitizenOfDreams

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    No reason to use lubricant with carbide dies and straight wall rounds.
     
  7. Boxerglocker

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    None other than a personal preference for easier and more consistent sizing, less fatigue on the operator and a smoother running press. Like, I said earlier...

     
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  8. thorn137

    thorn137 Walther

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    It isn't necessary, but in my experience (9mm, 44mag), it does make the press run quite a lot smoother.

    thorn
     
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    Where you been hiding, Thorn?
     
  10. El_Ron1

    El_Ron1 AAAAAAAAGHHH!!!

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    I run a couple lubed cases every 10 when using carbide. Speeds and smooths things up.
     
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    We don't need lots of things but some of those things we don't need sure are nice.
     
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    I was hoping that this thread was about loading lead bullets that don't have lube on them. I have had a few from MBC and have been wondering if I should load them naked or color in the lube groove with some blue crayola. :dunno:
     
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    Just load them. There is lube left in the barrel from the previos bullet.
     
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    I figured that would be the case. Thanks Steve.
     
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    ron59 Bustin Caps

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    I quickly found with .45ACP that lube helped a LOT!! I used the same lube with my 9mm... not enough difference for me to worry about ??

    The lube I use is Steve's formula of the Lee lube (paste) mixed with alcohol. It takes some time to "mash" the paste so it mixes in with the liquid, but it dries with no residue. Worked wonders for my .45, used it once with 9mm and now I don't even bother. My 9mm resizes pretty much like butter as it is.
     
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    Luber for life. It's nice to know I don't need it if I'm out. It makes me relax physically when loading and I loaded a few hundred rounds without my back getting all twisted up now. Before after 100 or so if I exhaled deep my whole upper back would crack and feel like hell.
     
  17. GioaJack

    GioaJack Conifer Jack

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    I suppose you people even put oil in your truck engines. Flatland wussies.


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    Yes you got me there Jack I even use synthetic and change it regularly.:rofl:
    Coming from the guy who BROKE his back with a LUBER.:tongueout:
     
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    BTW Jack I took you advice on mounting a woman instead of my press. My daughter will be born on January 16th . :faint:
     
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    You don't need electricity or indoor plumbing either, but they sure make life easier.


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