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Starline 38 spl brass ?

Post by rebs on 8/24/2016, 6:50 am

I bought some brand new starline 38 brass. When I loaded it I run it through a carbide sizer die and it was kind of hard to run through. Is this normal for new starline brass ? I didn't lube it since it is a carbide die.

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Post by dronning on 8/24/2016, 7:44 am

rebs wrote:I bought some brand new starline 38 brass. When I loaded it I run it through a carbide sizer die and it was kind of hard to run through. Is this normal for new starline brass ? I didn't lube it since it is a carbide die.

Normal for new brass, I always lube my brass (new and reloaded) and I exclusively use carbide dies.  It just makes life easier.

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Re: Starline 38 spl brass ?

Post by rebs on 8/24/2016, 7:52 am

Thank you.
I normally just lube rifle cases and make my own lube with 100% liquid lanolin and HEET fuel line de icer which evaporates quickly leaving the cases with a nice coat of the lanolin. This is almost the same formula as Dillon case lube.
Next time I'll take your advise and lube the pistol cases as well.

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Re: Starline 38 spl brass ?

Post by jglenn21 on 8/24/2016, 8:20 am

An alternative is to simply polish the brass in your tumbler AND use a bit of car polish in it. I use NuFinish and it works great.. leaves a slight film on the brass


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Post by james r chapman on 8/24/2016, 9:12 am

jglenn21 wrote:An alternative is to simply polish the brass in your tumbler aND use a bit of car polish in it. I use NuFinish and it works great.. leaves a slight film on the brass

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Re: Starline 38 spl brass ?

Post by rebs on 8/24/2016, 12:04 pm

I polish my fired brass that way, never thought of doing it with brand new brass

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Post by james r chapman on 8/24/2016, 3:12 pm

rebs wrote:I polish my fired brass that way, never thought of doing it with brand new brass
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Re: Starline 38 spl brass ?

Post by joy2shoot on 8/24/2016, 4:14 pm

Also, if you are using a Dillon press, cleaning your new brass before reloading it will reduce the likelihood/severity of the powder funnel getting stuck in the new brass when you charge your case.

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