Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 27
  1. #11
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Moscow, Pennsylvania
    (Lackawanna County)
    Posts
    254
    Rep Power
    17240246

    Default Re: Cases stick in resizing die

    Quote Originally Posted by cephas View Post
    Don't know the percent of alcohol your using but my best success came from mixing with (99%) iso-heat.
    Found in the auto section of most box stores in a red container.
    Make sure to get just a "suspicion" (from Townsend Whelen) of lube in the case mouth.
    For the last several years I've been using water based "groom and clean" hair cream. Has a high lanolin content and is used like Imperial sizing wax with similar results.
    Wouldn't hurt to pull your die to clean and degrease it. Start fresh.
    I second this method. Been using the red bottle of HEET with some liquid lanolin in a spritzer. Shake well, spray and let dry for at least 5 minutes. If I have problems with the expander plug, I ensure it's clean. If still having problems, I have a small plastic 35mm film container with graphite powder and BBs. I shove the case neck into that and get graphite inside the neck = no more neck sticking. The BBs help get the graphite inside the neck & knock out any excess. The graphite won't affect your gunpowder if storing loaded ammo for long term.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Tioga County, Pennsylvania
    (Tioga County)
    Posts
    4,527
    Rep Power
    21474848

    Default Re: Cases stick in resizing die

    The Imperial case wax works great, it's just slow.

    I use the Dillon Spray lube most times and it works great. I just use the plastic bin, a few sprays, shake a shaka and then let dry and let the alcohol flash off.

    Also check your die, make sure it's clean. I find most dies after a few thousand rounds needs a clean out.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Wayne, Pennsylvania
    (Chester County)
    Posts
    1,609
    Rep Power
    21474849

    Default Re: Cases stick in resizing die

    How to Remove a Stuck Case from a Resizing Die:

    http://forum.pafoa.org/showthread.php?t=308443
    - bamboomaster

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Apr 2020
    Location
    Nunya, Pennsylvania
    (Montgomery County)
    Posts
    31
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Re: Cases stick in resizing die

    Crisco. Cheap, doesnít contaminate powder, and works immediately.

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Richboro, Pennsylvania
    (Bucks County)
    Posts
    2,076
    Rep Power
    21474846

    Default Re: Cases stick in resizing die

    Quote Originally Posted by X-RAY View Post
    Crisco. Cheap, doesn’t contaminate powder, and works immediately.
    Not really. You need some super slick additives in the lube. And any oil will contaminate powders and primers.

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Apr 2020
    Location
    Nunya, Pennsylvania
    (Montgomery County)
    Posts
    31
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Re: Cases stick in resizing die

    Quote Originally Posted by Delkal View Post
    Not really. You need some super slick additives in the lube. And any oil will contaminate powders and primers.
    Iíve been using it for 15 years and tens of thousands of rounds. My father before me. Not once did we have a stuck case based on lube or have cases contaminated. Iím not claiming the idea. Lardís been successfully used since black powder days. They even covered the cylinders of revolvers with it. Pretty unlikely longevity for something thatís contraindicated.

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Bethel, Pennsylvania
    (Berks County)
    Age
    51
    Posts
    2,152
    Rep Power
    7026425

    Default Re: Cases stick in resizing die

    I like Lee dies for the economy...BUT....internal finish seems a little rougher on Lee dies compared to other makes. I have made my dies "better" by polishing the internals with Flitz, an appropriate sized bore mop, and a cordless drill. It doesn't take but a minute to give a nice polish to them. I also do a good cleaning of my dies every once in a while. This has helped a lot.

    Not a fan of the spray lubes myself, I really like Imperial, a bit more work, but resizes like butter.
    "Disperse you Rebels! Damn you! Throw down your Arms and Disperse!" British Major Pitcairn at Lexington April 19, 1775

    "Sometimes reasonable men must do unreasonable things" Marvin Heemeyer

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Helltown, Pennsylvania
    (Westmoreland County)
    Posts
    1,291
    Rep Power
    45842

    Default Re: Cases stick in resizing die

    Carbide die?
    Friends don't let friends buy Taurus's

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Richboro, Pennsylvania
    (Bucks County)
    Posts
    2,076
    Rep Power
    21474846

    Default Re: Cases stick in resizing die

    Quote Originally Posted by hzox221 View Post
    Carbide die?
    Always use a carbide dies for straight walled cartridges with no lube. But necked down cases need lube. I don't think they make many carbide rifle dies and if they did the cost would be outrageous. Carbide is difficult to machine and you would probably still need some lube.

  10. #20
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Piney twp, Pennsylvania
    (Clarion County)
    Posts
    1,375
    Rep Power
    21474847

    Default Re: Cases stick in resizing die

    Quote Originally Posted by Delkal View Post
    Always use a carbide dies for straight walled cartridges with no lube. But necked down cases need lube. I don't think they make many carbide rifle dies and if they did the cost would be outrageous. Carbide is difficult to machine and you would probably still need some lube.
    Dillon advertises a few. Suggested for very high volume reloaders.
    You're right, very expensive and still needs lube.
    https://www.dillonprecision.com/carb...8_4_24498.html
    It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to.

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. 300 Win Mag Resizing Issue
    By OperatorX in forum Ammunition & Reloading
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: September 19th, 2013, 02:19 PM
  2. Ugly stick to Troll stick
    By internet troll in forum Rifles
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: April 1st, 2013, 12:42 PM
  3. Image resizing
    By Justin in forum General
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: April 25th, 2007, 10:59 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •