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Old 01-10-2013, 02:07 AM   #11
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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.
Hard headed? Say it ain't so,I'd never thought that about you. LOL!!!!

Imperial Sizing Wax is about the best lube on the planet. I've used that stuff for years.


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Ok, tonight went MUCH better. I took some advice from the forum and only rolled a light amount of lube on the lower portion of the body. I then picked the case up and dabbed it straight down, making a ring in the pad. This put a very light coating around the mouth of the case. Not a single shoulder wrinkle or dent. Only slowed down a few times with stubborn primers. Adjusted the decapping rod down a 1/2 turn and no more issues.

Got lucky and picked up the last in-stock lb of H335 in Central Illinois... If my deburring tool comes in, I'll be slinging lead this weekend!



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I quit using the pad and just put some lube on my hands like lotion. Pick three or four cases up at a time and work them around. Your hands get kind of messy, but after a couple hundred cases I wash them off and start sizing.

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I don't understand why you guys are making such a mess!? Get the hornady spray lube! No mess and no stuck cases or wrinkles.

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I started using a lube pad years ago but when i started loading mass quantities its just easier less mess and hassle to use a soda flat box bottom that holds six packs and dump a ton of brass a few squirts of alcohol based spray lube shake and dump.

If my hands werent clean and i wasnt careful on over lubing i found myself cleaning dies a lot. I havent used a lube pad in decades.

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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.
The Hornady stuff is pretty good too....


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