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View Poll Results: Which Reloading Die Brand Do You Use?
Forster 371 13.46%
Hornady 488 17.70%
Lee 639 23.18%
RCBS 1,460 52.96%
Redding 1,080 39.17%
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Reloading Die Brand?

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Unread 03-14-2013, 11:24 AM
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Re: Reloading Die Brand?

Hi Gary,
I use normally the RCBS case lube, as recomended in reloding manuals. In RCBS, Redding or Hornady dies sometime I forget to lube the cases and I feel, after several resized cases that the lever becomes a little less smooth. I lubricate the following cases and all returns at the best. With the Lee Press, instead, even when well lubricated, many times cases were so hard to resize that I was afraid to stuck the case in the die! Not to talk of big cartridges as 8x68S or 9,3x74R....
Today, I contacted the Forster importer and in Turin there are 3 different opportunities to see and buy some kits.
I will try soon and I will evaluate the differences.
Roberto
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    Unread 03-14-2013, 02:56 PM
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    Re: Reloading Die Brand?

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    Hi Gary,
    I use normally the RCBS case lube, as recomended in reloding manuals. In RCBS, Redding or Hornady dies sometime I forget to lube the cases and I feel, after several resized cases that the lever becomes a little less smooth. I lubricate the following cases and all returns at the best. With the Lee Press, instead, even when well lubricated, many times cases were so hard to resize that I was afraid to stuck the case in the die! Not to talk of big cartridges as 8x68S or 9,3x74R....
    Today, I contacted the Forster importer and in Turin there are 3 different opportunities to see and buy some kits.
    I will try soon and I will evaluate the differences.
    Roberto
    try the Imperial die wax.
    gary
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    Unread 03-14-2013, 03:05 PM
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    Re: Reloading Die Brand?

    I have used RCBS lube, Hornady One Shot and Imperial.

    Imperial is by far the best.
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    Unread 03-15-2013, 05:25 AM
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    Re: Reloading Die Brand?

    Hi to all,
    I will look for Imperial wax or lube as you suggested. Here in Italy it seems that Imperial is distributed by Redding, actually.
    Many thanks for suggestions. You are a source of news for me!!!
    Roberto
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    Unread 03-15-2013, 06:16 AM
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    Gary, have you had ever the need to unload the bullet from a realoded cartridge? I use, when it needs, a kinetic hammer. Is it the best way to disassemble a cartridge or are there any other device that allow you to do the operation without damaging the bullet and the case?
    Toberto
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    Re: Reloading Die Brand?

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    Gary, have you had ever the need to unload the bullet from a realoded cartridge? I use, when it needs, a kinetic hammer. Is it the best way to disassemble a cartridge or are there any other device that allow you to do the operation without damaging the bullet and the case?
    Toberto
    somewhere I still have the hammer, and actually a home built one for a certain wildcat that wouldn't work with the plastic one. But now days I use a Forster bullet puller. But if I were to buy another, I think it'd be the one from Hornaday I like the lever lockup better than the Forster setup, but both work well.

    I did build a home made bullet puller once. Found an old Ericson drill extension in the trash, and the more I looked at the more I felt I could build a better one. Worked very well (better than the Forster), and never found a bullet it wouldn't grab.
    gary
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    Unread 03-16-2013, 07:44 PM
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    Re: Reloading Die Brand?

    Gary.. I have a Hornady for those rare instances. I have the hammer style too, I use the hammer style when I'm frustrated about something and I need to vent.....
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