Help Resizing

SammySTW

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I'm FL sizing some 300 rum brass for a friend, Norma brass once fired, using a Redding type S match bushing FL die and using hornady one shot spray lube. Cases were harder than normal to resize, and now they look like this. What's my problem here?
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SammySTW

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I cleaned the sizing die when I got it.
I have not tried different lubes. I started using the spray lube several months ago because it's so easy to apply and i haven't had a problem with it on other cases I've done.
 

SammySTW

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Check and polish your die, if necessary, and get some Imperial Wax.

If that doesn't work, I'd explore his chamber, to see if it's oversize.
How do you polish the die?
Are you letting the lube dry for a while? I’ve only had issues with one shot when it was wet when resizing. Moved to lanolin and alcohol with zero issues.
Also, good to clean brass before resizing.
I did not let the one shot dry on the brass, but I did clean the brass in a sonic cleaner before sizing
 

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I have used Honady spray lube for years and never had any that looked like that, even hard cases. I would polish the bass then lube or the die is bad. Just another opion.
 

Bill Cauley Jr

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How do you polish the die?

I did not let the one shot dry on the brass, but I did clean the brass in a sonic cleaner before sizing
That is your problem then everyone complains about one shot it is so fast and easy and it works great when used properly you must let the thinners evaporate before using
 

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How do you polish the die?

I did not let the one shot dry on the brass, but I did clean the brass in a sonic cleaner before sizing
To polish your Die, Take it apart and take a drill and a Bore Mop with Flitz or any other polishing compound or rouge insert and spin til shes slick, you can use as slotted shotgun jag and scotch brite as well
 

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I’ve had that happen with both my 6.5-284 (Norma brass) and my 6.5 x 47 (Lapua Brass). The down stroke on the press feels “grainy” and stiff. I could never figure out why, even after cleaning the brass, die and using Imperial resizing wax. The common denominator - Redding Type S FL sizing dies. I guess it’s time for a call to Redding. I guess it’s possible that some dies got through QC without a final honing or ID polishing. That’s all I can think of. I have another set of Type S FL dies for my .204 and they never did that.
 

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