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CamoToe1 01-09-2013 03:12 AM

.223 Case shoulder damage
 
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Just received my media, tumbler, case trimmer and dies. Cleaned about 250 cases and grabbed 5 to get the rcbs fl sizing die setup. Here's the photos...

Pictures aren't great but the shoulders seem to be buckling/denting. I'm using rcbs lube on the lube pad. It's cold in the garage so the lube comes out like syrup. Too much lube? Too little? Directions said something about vent holes, but when I cleaned it I didn't notice any. Any help is appreciated.

kingrider 01-09-2013 03:56 AM

Your probably using to much lube. Try putting a dime sized amount on the pad and working it in with a finger. You could also give your die a good cleaning with brake cleaner.

CamoToe1 01-09-2013 11:33 AM

I think you are right. After cleaning the die again, I went real light on the lube. The brass looked much better. These are my first reloads. With any luck I'll be posting a range report this weekend.

Trez 01-09-2013 02:37 PM

Yep, looks like to much lube...
I prefer the wax to the lube pads

robocop10mm 01-09-2013 09:03 PM

Too much lube generally causes wrinkles on the shoulder, not the body. That looks more like ejection dings. As long as they chamber, they will be fine.

bamashooter68 01-09-2013 09:45 PM

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Originally Posted by robocop10mm (Post 1086934)
Too much lube generally causes wrinkles on the shoulder, not the body. That looks more like ejection dings. As long as they chamber, they will be fine.

I have seen .223 brass do this because of too much lubrication. Once you figure out you dont need very much lube at all you will love the pad.

kingrider 01-09-2013 10:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robocop10mm
Too much lube generally causes wrinkles on the shoulder, not the body. That looks more like ejection dings. As long as they chamber, they will be fine.

I took it as the problem came after resizing the cases not firing.

unioncreek 01-09-2013 10:55 PM

Most often you see over lube damage on the shoulder.

Bob

CamoToe1 01-09-2013 11:40 PM

You are both correct. There are some dents on the body of the cases from the deflector but I was referring to the wrinkled shoulder. If you zoom in on the photos you can see them. The pictures aren't very good. They are very noticeable in person.

robocop10mm 01-10-2013 12:08 AM

Gotcha. Dang mobile computing makes zoom difficult. Wrinkles on the shoulder are definately from excessive lube. I have used a variety of lubes over the years. I am hard headed and finally discovered Imperial Sizing Wax. It is pretty much everything it claims to be.


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