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Unread 01-03-2013, 07:42 PM
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Re: best case lube?

"Seems like it goes from being slick to sticky in just a few seconds."

Sounds like you're trying to size while the spray is wet. Have you read the directions?

Most noobs are careful to lube the upper case and necks where not much lube is needed and neglect the lower case which is where they get stuck.

Any commercial lube works fine if it's properly applied. Neutral shoe wax works good too - neutral won't stain your fingers. I find finger tip applied KIWI brand shoe wax works fine, KIWI Mink Oil or Snow-Seal boot treatment is even better. Touch your fingers to the wax, rub them together and then rub a thin film completly over each case when you pick it up for sizing.

A stuck case is easily removed with a common and inexpensive stuck case remover kit.
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    Re: best case lube?

    Quote:
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    "Seems like it goes from being slick to sticky in just a few seconds."

    Sounds like you're trying to size while the spray is wet. Have you read the directions?

    Most noobs are careful to lube the upper case and necks where not much lube is needed and neglect the lower case which is where they get stuck.

    Any commercial lube works fine if it's properly applied. Neutral shoe wax works good too - neutral won't stain your fingers. I find finger tip applied KIWI brand shoe wax works fine, KIWI Mink Oil or Snow-Seal boot treatment is even better. Touch your fingers to the wax, rub them together and then rub a thin film completly over each case when you pick it up for sizing.

    A stuck case is easily removed with a common and inexpensive stuck case remover kit.
    Absolutely read the instructions on One Shot, stay the whole case, let it dry, size, and get the stuck cars remover ready for action.
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    Re: best case lube?

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    Absolutely read the instructions on One Shot, stay the whole case, let it dry, size, and get the stuck cars remover ready for action.
    Me too. I had absolutely no luck with One Shot. I did get real good at removing suck cases.

    I'm a believer in Imperial Sizing Wax. Just for fun, I ran a 30-06 through a 308 die just to test the was. Felt like any other re-size, nice and easy. Although- very funny looking.
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    Re: best case lube?

    Imperial Die Wax or Hornady's "Unique"

    I've used Imperial for years without a problem. About a year and a half ago I ran out of Imperial and bought a tub of Unique as a hold over until I found more Imperial. To my surprise, Unique works just as well.

    As for one shot, just as others have said, "read the directions." I don't use it because I'm not good at taking, asking for, much less following directions.
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    Re: best case lube?

    +1 on Imperial.
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    + Hornady Unique. Just as good as Imperial, but costs less and you get three times as much in a tub.
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    Re: best case lube?

    I too have used the RCBS lube w/pad for numerous years. A couple years back I ran across a old can of Fiebing's Blended Silicone & Lanolin. It's actually spray on Saddle Oil. It works amazingly!
    Not sure if it is still produced but I will check in to it, or another similar mixture, when this can starts running out.
    I lighlty spray the pad, lay the cases on it and roll. If too much is applied or I don't wipe off the excess from the neck/shoulder area before running into the die, I get the typical ripples in the shoulder area. Typical of too much lube.
    Works great for me though.
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