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Removing Case Lube

Post by Caster3845 on 3/5/2017, 8:57 pm

I just finished loading 4600 45s and for the first time decided to lightly lube the cases with Dillon Case Lube before loading. Works slick, but now I have a ton of ammo that feels slippery. I really do not want to hand wipe all of those cases. My question for those of you who do lube, what do you use to remove the lube coating after done loading and how do you remove it efficentally?
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Post by orpheoet on 3/5/2017, 9:14 pm

Uh oh. I just leave it on there. I use the RCBS Case Slick and it honestly never occurred to me to clean them...
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Post by Magload on 3/5/2017, 9:32 pm

I use Hornady One Shot and just leave it I don't think it has to be removed.  Don
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Post by Chris Miceli on 3/5/2017, 9:44 pm

throw some ammo in a towel and do the bowling ball buffing actions.
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Post by joy2shoot on 3/5/2017, 9:53 pm

I also used Dillon case lube and I talked to Dillon Support about just leaving the lube on the case.  They told me they recommend it be removed because it could interfere with getting a firm seal in the chamber when the case expands when fired because there is now a layer of lube between the case and the sides of the chamber.

I now use carbide sizing dies and do not lube like I used to (but I only reload metallic straight wall).

p.s. if I remember the Brian Enos video correctly, I believe he puts his loaded ammo in a vibratory tumbler for about 10 minutes.

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Post by Steve K on 3/6/2017, 10:07 am

I had some 22 Jet ammo that was sticky as you explained and put the ammo in the tumbler with "Desert Blend".  This is ground walnut shells and is made for lizard bedding. It cleaned the lube from the cases in about an hour.

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Post by HenryA on 3/6/2017, 11:55 am

Chris Miceli wrote:throw some ammo in a towel and do the bowling ball buffing actions.

^^^ This ^^^

And if you want to make it even faster and better, put a little mineral spirits on the towel first. Pour in a couple hundred rounds, fold towel in half long-ways, grab the ends tight and shuffle back and forth by alternately lifting and lowering the opposite ends of the towel.

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Post by Caster3845 on 3/6/2017, 10:09 pm

Thanks to all of you who responded to my question.
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Post by Ghillieman on 3/6/2017, 11:21 pm

tumble with corn cob.
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