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Quetion for Master Reloaders

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by robin303, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. robin303

    robin303 Helicopter Nut

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    Lubing Brass. What is your technique and what do you use for 9mm and 40 S&W. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    I find myself lubing every 3<SUP>rd</SUP> one to go into my Lee dies decapping and such.<o:p></o:p>
    Must be a easier and faster way. <o:p></o:p>
    Thanks<o:p></o:p>
     
  2. chris in va

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    If your Lee dies have the carbide inserts, you don't have to lube the cases.
     

  3. fredj338

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    Using carbide dies? I don't lube cases at all when using carbide sizers. For steel, you really should lube every case to make sure one oversize one doesn't stick. Many swear by Hornady OneShot case lube, goes on wet, size after it dries & doesn't need to be removed. I have started using it on my longer magnum cases that require more force to size. Just makes things easier. For the short service cases, the polish residue left over from tumbling is all I need w/ carbide dies.
     
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  4. ede

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    my question is how does someone become a master reloader? it might be one of those things if you have to ask you ain't one. try HOS and a gallon freezer bag.
     
  5. GioaJack

    GioaJack Conifer Jack

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    It's easier just to let the butler do it. Other than that suggestion the 'Master Loader' part of your question disqualifies me. (What's lube? :dunno:)

    Jack
     
  6. n2extrm

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    I use the dillon spray lube for all my rifle stuff. My pistol dies are all carbide and I don't lube the brass, like fred.

    I lay all my rifle brass on a cookie sheet (don't tell my wife she is still trying to figure out how she missplaced it) and give them a light spray, then a little shake and another light spray. The key is light on the spray or you will gum up dies and dent cases. By the time I have the scale zeroed and my bullet next to the press the cases are ready to go. They claim you can leave the lube on, but I wipe them down and look them over for a final inspection when I box them up.
     
  7. Run&Shoot

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    For handgun cases I use carbide resizer dies which do not need lubrication. For rifle cases (would apply to handgun cases with steel dies) I use a spray like RCBS or Hornady. I place the cases in the loading block head up and spay across all the cases from two sides.

    Most of the friction is at the base, or head, of the case. You also want to get some lube inside the neck since that is where the case mouth sizing mandrel drags through. If you use a dry lube like Hornady you don't have to clean after sizing before putting in powder.
     
  8. Colorado4Wheel

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    7 Views, 6 Post only one guy around here so far isn't a master. All in less then 30mins as well.
     
  9. bulldog1144

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    Hey guys, I'm new to this forum, but I have a question about reloading. I have a G30 that my wife surprised me with a couple of Christmas' ago ( what a gal ) and I just this week bought a G36 for a little easier concealment in lighter clothing. I also bought a single stage Lee press kit to save a little money shooting. My question is, I have read on another thread on here that buying an aftermarket barrel was better if you were going to reload the brass because Glock barrels cause the brass to bulge too much from excessive room in the chamber. How much difference does it make and is it really necessary if I am using a full length resizing die? I've seen where I can get a lone wolf barrel for around 100 bucks. Thanks for any input.
     
  10. robin303

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    I knew you would chime in. :supergrin:
     
  11. GioaJack

    GioaJack Conifer Jack

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    Don't worry about bulges with the Glock .45 barrels, it's not an issue. If you're going to be shooting you may want to consider a LW barrel... lot of different opinions on that issue.

    Does your wife have a sister?

    Jack

    Oh... welcome to the mad house.
     
  12. bulldog1144

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    GioaJack, thanks for the input. When you say " if you're going to be shooting, you should consider a lw barrel ", do you mean just to keep from wearing my glock barrel out? And by the way, my wife does have a sister, but she is already taken. Sorry.
     
  13. Colorado4Wheel

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    Yeah, but I didn't read the first post.
     
  14. IndyGunFreak

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    Jack's a bit senile, but I think he meant "If you're going to be shooting lead"... :)

    I'm hardly a master, but Hornady Case lube is pretty good. There's a guy who shoots at my range who swears by Dillon Case Lube. I don't know him that well, just kinda one of those guys I run into on occasion, and I've probably not seen him in probably 5-6mo.
     
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  15. robin303

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    The spray sounds like a easy quick way to go. :thumbsup:

    (don't tell my wife she is still trying to figure out how she missplaced it) :rofl:
     
  16. GioaJack

    GioaJack Conifer Jack

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    Bulldog:

    There is a bit of controversy concerning the type of rifling that Glock uses and if it's compatible with lead bullets. You might want to do a 'search' of this forum... after reading the 7 thousand pages you'll still be bewildered... as are many of us.

    BTW... you probably won't live long enough to wear out your barrel... after all, they're not NRA target pistols.

    Too bad about your wife's sister... yet another woman who will lose out on the extreme pleasures of life. :whistling:

    Jack
     
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    Oops... I'm running back and forth from the stove, guess I forgot a rather important word. Don't want my Rice-A-Roni to burn. Sorry. :crying:

    Jack
     
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    Bob2223 Jack's buddy!

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    Yep. Don't lube them at all. Make sure your carbide insert is clean. I run a bore brush with a wet patch through the die (with the decapping pin removed). Even with clean brass, I'm surprised at how dirty the carbide gets. Clean carbide makes for smoother stroke.

    If you lube the cases, you also need to remove the lube to avoid stress on the breechface.
     
  20. bulldog1144

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    Jack, thanks again. I didn't really think shooting my barrel out would ever be a problem. I just wanted to make sure there wasn't another issue I hadn't heard about. I had read about the lead bullet issue, but for right now I am going to stick to reloading fmj bullets. In the future, I might get the lw barrel and try lead to cut costs even further. Thanks again, David aka bulldog