Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Gunsmithing


What lube for chambering reamers?

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-12-2011, 05:50 PM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,421
Re: What lube for chambering reamers?

Originally Posted by shortgrass View Post
Tap Magic w/EP-Xtra. $47.50/gal. at www.wttool.com Good old fashioned Dark Threading Oil works , too (less then $20/gal.).

I use Ridged dark thread cutting oil for chambering and threading.

I cut from .015 to ,030 at a time depending on the size of the reamer (small reamers require more
frequent cleaning and less cutting) and clean with air and wipe the reamer clean.

I also use a high pressure lube on the pilot to keep it from marking the rifling.

For the pressure system any good water soluble oil will work.

Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2011, 06:48 PM
Silver Member
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Youngsville, NC
Posts: 378
Re: What lube for chambering reamers?

I use a high pressure flush system chambering. I use Rustlic 255R cut 5:1.
I run about 35 psi during chambering and 75-125 psi flushing. No heat and little wear on my reamers. Ream chambers in 10-15 minutes.

Nat Lambeth
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads for: What lube for chambering reamers?
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Barrel lube for storage cornchuck Gunsmithing 4 06-02-2011 09:26 PM
Need some lube for my Savage? wyatt earp General Discussion 11 06-18-2008 11:43 AM
Lube Question Tex3030 Reloading 2 05-21-2007 09:27 AM
Bullet sizing lube cinch Reloading 1 02-05-2007 07:41 AM
Cold weather lube. 4ked Horn Equipment Discussions 10 12-18-2004 12:08 PM

Current Poll
How Many Different Cartridges Do You Reload For?
ZERO, all factory ammo - 8.04%
359 Votes
1 - 2.78%
124 Votes
2 or 3 - 14.60%
652 Votes
4 or 5 - 20.40%
911 Votes
6 or 7 - 14.87%
664 Votes
8 or 9 - 8.64%
386 Votes
10 or more - 30.68%
1,370 Vote
Total Votes: 4,466
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:55 AM.

Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC