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Old 07-04-2012, 12:45 AM   #1
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I am new to reloading and am using the lee powder through expanding die.. I am loading 9mm using power pistol (6g) for 115g FMJ.. I have loaded about 400 rounds this far and shot 75 with no issue but today I have noticed powder was building up in the neck of the die :-( ... I have been carefully measuring each powder charge and now I don't know how much I was losing in the die.. It was about 4g of powder built up on the dies neck.. I reread the dies instruction and it warned that the lubricant causes this issue and to clean it and keep an eye on it.. I don't know how I missed this and I feel stupid now.. What do you guys think..i think I'm gonna shoot it (carefully) cus I have been checking each round visually as well so I don't forget to charge one..



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Lee has some good products but their powder measure isn't one of them. Just remember if your shooting and it doesn't sound or feel right stop immediately.



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Clean your die with a degreaser. your powder thru die should be clean and dry, no lube in it.

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Clean your die with a degreaser. your powder thru die should be clean and dry, no lube in it.
Thats weird. I bought them brand new from midway and the powder through die has some sort of lubrication on it.. I will clean it as good as I possibly can. I just assumed it was supposed to be like that because this is my first set :-(
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I like to wipe things down with alcohol. It will degrease and leave no film at all, plus it can be found in almost every home in the country lol

I use it for rinsing the water fro my brass when it comes out of the sonic cleaner so I always have a couple bottles near by in the reloading room.

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I like to wipe things down with alcohol. It will degrease and leave no film at all, plus it can be found in almost every home in the country lol

I use it for rinsing the water fro my brass when it comes out of the sonic cleaner so I always have a couple bottles near by in the reloading room.
thanks for the tip I will use that


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