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Old 11-04-2009, 02:21 AM
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Newb question: No case lube on seating bullets

I am new to reloading and did not use case lube while seating the first 4 bullets into the brass case. I noticed two seemed to take more force with the press and had a slight abrasion or rough spot at the seam at the mouth of the case. (308 Win) I used steel wool to smooth the abrasion of the case. Now is there any risk in firing these two rounds or the other ones that did not have case lube?
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Old 11-04-2009, 05:38 AM
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I am new to reloading and did not use case lube while seating the first 4 bullets into the brass case. I noticed two seemed to take more force with the press and had a slight abrasion or rough spot at the seam at the mouth of the case. (308 Win) I used steel wool to smooth the abrasion of the case. Now is there any risk in firing these two rounds or the other ones that did not have case lube?

Never heard of using any wet?, case lube seating bullets. mabey a little dry graphite powder but not the same lube you use when you fl resize the outside of the case. Make sure you have debured inside and outside the neck before seating. But to answer your question , No it will not hurt to shoot them
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Old 11-04-2009, 01:51 PM
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Re: Newb question: No case lube on seating bullets

hello,there is no need for jacked bullets to be lubed.only when useing lead only bullets.also what die did you use?a full length shouldn't have given you any trouble,but a neck might depending on the make [ bushing type ].and did you chamfer the inside of the necks.and never lube the neck area unless you use grafite or molly.just stabbing in the dark but alot of lube can make a resized case to be sived alittle different.check these things out and let use know.

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Old 11-04-2009, 04:09 PM
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Never heard of using any wet?, case lube seating bullets. mabey a little dry graphite powder but not the same lube you use when you fl resize the outside of the case. Make sure you have debured inside and outside the neck before seating. But to answer your question , No it will not hurt to shoot them
Did not check to see if they needed deburred, because the cases were the right length and did not need trimmed. They are once fired brass. NexT time I will check to be sure.

Thanks HARLEYRIDER
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Old 11-04-2009, 04:21 PM
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hello,there is no need for jacked bullets to be lubed.only when useing lead only bullets.also what die did you use?a full length shouldn't have given you any trouble,but a neck might depending on the make [ bushing type ].and did you chamfer the inside of the necks.and never lube the neck area unless you use grafite or molly.just stabbing in the dark but alot of lube can make a resized case to be sived alittle different.check these things out and let use know.
Hi Johnboy,

They are Sierra BTHP 168 grain. So jacketed bullets.

The New Die Set is a RCBS Full Length DIE SET .308
P/N: 15501 Group: A (what ever group A means)

Did I chamfer the inside of the necks? Only if the die did it. Otherwise I did not.

I am using RCBS Case Lube. I applied a little to neck inside and out with a dab on a Q-Tip. This was after the seating problem with the case.

Thanks for the follow-up gentlemen.
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Old 11-04-2009, 05:07 PM
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Re: Newb question: No case lube on seating bullets

yea after I resize I check and see if they need trimming.if so then I deburr/chamfer the neck even if it didn't need trimming.a burr can even come from droping the case or something of that nature.and no more lube on the outside of the neck.
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Old 11-04-2009, 05:38 PM
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yea after I resize I check and see if they need trimming.if so then I deburr/chamfer the neck even if it didn't need trimming.a burr can even come from droping the case or something of that nature.and no more lube on the outside of the neck.
I will pick-up a deburring tool for the next round.
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