I use (hornady ?) "one shot" Lubricant and it seems to work really well. I have also used Lyman spray lube. I use the corncob media and haven't had problem w/ the residue since it doesn't leave any on my cases. Your trimmer suprises me. I have an RCBS trimmer that is good to .001" consistency. I did however have to shim the shell holder on the mount to make everything line up perfectly. When I would put the cutter guide to the case mouth it was not centered, so I corrected the problem with good old electrical tape.
Whatever you do, stay away from the RCBS turning unit that mounts on the trimmer. I have had OK luck with it in 22-250, but it just doesn't work well for my 30-06 or 300 or 325. The thing is cheap and is a POS imho. Go w/ a K & M or a sinclair. It will take longer, but it will do a much better job. I don't turn anything other than my 22-250 and the only reason I do that is to help reduce bullet runout. I shoot all factory rifles w/ standard necks (and I'm not exactly a benchrest shooter either ;) ) Also, if you plan on turning necks, you may have to use a type s resizing die that uses shims to put varying amount of pressure on the neck when resizing.
If you are buying dies, get Forster or Redding IMO. I have purchased the redding comp seater die, and for my ability it isn't worth the extra 70 dollars. It is much nicer to seat bullets with at the same COL from batch to batch, but like I said, I am not a compatition shooter. Redding and Forster seem to be machined much better than RCBS. If you are interested in bumping the shoulder than I'd look hard at the redding comp shell holders. Also Forster makes a shoulder bump and neck sizing die that you can size only part of the neck and still bump the shoulders (allowing the expanded portion of the neck to act as a centering guide for the bullet in your chamber).
What cartidge are you shooting? I prefer the nosler AB's far over the SGK's - just someting about that tip.
good luck, britz
I used to re-load but now I "hand-load".
-- Well, at least I try
Last edited by britz; 04-20-2008 at 08:04 AM..