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#1 Stubb

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Posted 01 August 2018 - 03:38 PM

I kept wondering where all the goddamn powder spillage was coming from when reloading on my 1050. 
 
A buddy finally set me straight: most of it comes from case lube getting on the case-expander/powder-drop die where it picks up powder from inside the case and spills it on the table. The case lube gets on the powder-drop die from spraying lube into the case feeder, where some of it gets inside the cases.
 
A way to avoid this is to squirt case lube onto a small sponge and toss it in the case feeder. That way the lube only gets on the outside of the cases.

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#2 GuanoLoco

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Posted 01 August 2018 - 04:00 PM

Recently I've been spraying One Shot into the case mouths to minimize the powder funnel sticking - cases wet cleaned without pins. No problem with spillage but I'm using a round flake powder.

 

Also, I've changed from using tie wraps to using pieces of pipe cleaner - works better and less friction impeding shell plate movement.


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Posted 02 August 2018 - 01:06 PM

I’ve recently went to using an automotive wash n wax type soap in my wet tumbler without pins and the brass is just as smooth through the press as it was when I used lube. So I’m lube free on all my pistol brass now
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Posted 02 August 2018 - 10:18 PM

Been doing that a while. Sometimes it still gets sticks. Lots of variation load to load still.
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Posted 08 August 2018 - 10:57 AM

i always spray the lube in a bucket, then dump the brass ni there, swril it around and dump that in the case feeder. Seems easiest way to avoid getting the lube on the inside of the case. 






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