Cases sticking in resizer die

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  1. padreweis

    padreweis Well-Known Member

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    I am attemping to resize 300 RUM cases with a single stage press using RCBS FL dies.

    The cases: Are remington factory rounds I have shot through my rifle. They have trumbled, mouths scrubbed.

    I lube the cases with a Dillon spray lube. But when the sizer die is set to actually resize the entire length versus the first half of the neck the case gets stuck.

    I tried more lube or a little less lube....

    I thought it might be the die so I went and got the RCBS X-Die... same issue.

    What the heck did I not do or what else could be wrong?
     
  2. CogburnR

    CogburnR Well-Known Member

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    I'd tell you to check the die and polish it if needed it but it sounds like a lube issue.

    Buy some Imperial sizing wax and try that.

    The spray lubes do need to dry first before resizing.
     

  3. BigSkyGP

    BigSkyGP Well-Known Member

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    +1 most spray lube, require drying time. Wet lube will glue your case so to speak.

    I wouldn't use spray for anything bigger in case size than 308win. Especially wouldn't use it on '06 family. Maybe neck sizing.
     
  4. SBruce

    SBruce Well-Known Member

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  5. Ridge Runner

    Ridge Runner Well-Known Member

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    try some stp oil treatment, its all I've used for caseforming for 25 years
    RR
     
  6. boomtube

    boomtube Well-Known Member

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    It's a lube problem. STP sure works but, Lordy, what a sticky mess.

    If you have some Kiwi shoe wax, rub a thin coat on the entire case, especially down around the head (the Neutral/Clear wax is best to use because it doesn't stain your fingers!); it will do you a fine job.

    With spray-on case lubes, it's critical to (1) shake it up good to mix the ingrediants and (2) keep shaking as you apply it and then (3) allow the carrier to completely evaporate before sizing.

    (Thank you for your service, from an old blue suiter. I have a Marine grandson-in-law in route home from Afganistan today. Unhurt, by the grace of God.)
     
  7. padreweis

    padreweis Well-Known Member

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    THANKS!!! For all the advice guys. I'll give the STP a try this week end and see how she goes.

    Upu are welcome boomtube it has been my pleasure. Awesome to hear your young Marine is headed back safe!!! You got it right... from the grace of God!
     
  8. Ridge Runner

    Ridge Runner Well-Known Member

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    boom,
    tell the son-n-law, thanks for his service from the house of RR
    RR
     
  9. GNERGY

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    This is what I have been using since 92 and I have never had a stuck case. Just put it on your lube pad or a little on your 2 fingers and turn the case and then resize. You will need alcohol or some degreaser to remove. I an still using my first can.
    Amazon.com: SEPTLS69241160 - Super Lube Grease Lubricants: Home Improvement
    I am not saying you have to buy it here but this came up as my first google search.

    Tarey
     
  10. Gene

    Gene Well-Known Member

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    Just why I don't use spray lubes any longer. I stuck one case and threw it away. Now I use Imperial or Hornady Unique.
     
  11. jimbires

    jimbires Well-Known Member

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    I've never had a problem using Hornady one shot spray . the biggest case I have is 300wby . when pushing the case in if it starts to feel overly tight I back out and go in again . Jim
     
  12. BillR

    BillR Well-Known Member

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