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View Poll Results: Do you use lube when seating bullets?
Yes i use lube! 25 44.64%
No i dont use lube! 31 55.36%
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Bullet lube when seating?

 
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:53 AM
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Re: Bullet lube when seating?

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I would think that as rounds set the sizing wax would contaminate the powder. Especially if the bullets were setting upright and in the heat.
I haven't had any problems yet but I use so little of it on the bullet. I have run the rounds out to a mile and have had no issues yet. I was worried about that as well but as of yet...no issues. I do believe that I will try some of the stuff that Broz is using though since it seems to have the same effect.
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:33 PM
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Re: Bullet lube when seating?

For those of you using the imperial dry graphite lube, are you just putting the graphite in a small container and dipping your case necks? I've always just applied imperial sizing wax to the bullets with my fingers. Which works well but I'm always looking to speed up the process.
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Old 10-27-2013, 01:38 PM
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Re: Bullet lube when seating?

My thinking is if you are a good reloader but not a great reloader, then maybe using a little dry lube on the bullet could help alleviate some of the inconsistencies of neck tension that take more knowledge to otherwise control. Maybe this is not a good take on the idea?
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Old 10-27-2013, 01:41 PM
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Re: Bullet lube when seating?

I also think sometimes i dont start bullets straight, and maybe the reduced friction would help the bullet self align. Again i dont know if this is true, just brainstorming.
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Old 10-27-2013, 01:59 PM
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Re: Bullet lube when seating?

The pill always starts straight when you use an RCBS Gold Medal Seater... It's top load in the front.

As a ruls I don't roll my cases on a lube pad, just use my thumb and forefinger on the pad and 'caress' the brass prior to sizing.
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Old 10-27-2013, 02:17 PM
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Re: Bullet lube when seating?

I was thinking the same as CA48. Maybe just dip the bearing surface of the bullet in the graphite dry lube.
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Old 10-27-2013, 02:20 PM
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Re: Bullet lube when seating?

How does the gold metal seater always start it straight?
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