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Posted: 9/16/2009 11:02:04 AM EST
Do you still need to use lube or are you good to go without?
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 11:18:47 AM EST
No lube, that's the beauty of reloading the humble pistol cartridge along with the 30 carbine round.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 11:40:56 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 11:49:42 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2009 8:29:22 AM EST by AeroE]
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 11:54:24 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 12:01:06 PM EST
i lube the bigger cases, 44 caliber and up except for 45 auto
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 12:24:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/16/2009 12:25:37 PM EST by ma96782]
With carbide pistol dies (.38 special/.357 Mag., 9mm, .45 ACP)......I don't lube.

I don't even bother to clean my brass either.

However, if you want to do it........there is no harm in it.

You get to choose..........how YOU want to do things.

Aloha, Mark

Link Posted: 9/16/2009 12:27:32 PM EST
Ya this is for 45 auto.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 1:12:40 PM EST
I do clean all my brass before reloading. It at least makes them easier to find in the grass and gravel on our range. I do not lube pistol brass becasue the

carbide dies do not neet it and I do not want to have to clean it again
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 2:41:56 PM EST
I lube everything. It just runs through the machine that much easier. You don't need much, but a little is better than nothing. I like to think it's easier on the dies too.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 3:28:53 PM EST
It's always a good idea to use lube, even if it's just alittle, size does matter and if it's too big someone could get hurt, Oh wait ,is this thread about........never mind.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 3:34:38 PM EST
I used to use lube on pistol brass, then finally quit. It seemed to me that some powder would tend to cling to the walls up near the case mouth, then get "flung" off when the shellplate advanced. I quit using it, and my workspace is much cleaner for having done so.

I find the difference in effort required neglible as long as the brass is fresh & shiny coming straight from the tumbler to the press. If it has had a chance to dull, the difference in effort is very noticable.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 4:56:59 PM EST
I have never used any lube with a straight wall cases and carbide dies.

Including 30 Carbine and 44 mag.

All of my carbide die sets are RCBS or Hornady.

Try it both ways, and see for yourself.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 5:16:06 PM EST
Also, consider.....

If, you lube the cases.....you'll need to remove it later. That's one more step.

Aloha, Mark
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 8:11:27 PM EST
You usually don't really need to lube pistol cases. However, depending on the brass I usually do the following: get a tube of 100% pure lanolin at the drug counter ( a product used by breast feeding mothers ). Put about 200-300 empty cases in a little plastic tub. Put an small amount of lanolin ( about 1/2 to 3/4 of the size of a pencil erasure) in the palm of your hand. Rub your hands together quickly to heat it up. Then run your hands through the brass kind of rolling handfuls of brass between your hands. Then load. The cases will resize with very little effort. There will be such a small amount of lube on the cases you will not need to clean it off after loading.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:06:20 AM EST
I don't lube 9mm, but I do lube for .30 Carbine. It's not really a straight-walled case, and running the die over that much length is a lot easier with some lube.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 8:21:21 AM EST
I lube the first couple for the session and it really helkps keep things moving. I do not clean it off since its such an insignificant amount.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 8:41:19 AM EST
You might have a rough die, or brass galled on the carbide.
I have an RCBS 30 carb carbide and it is very easy sizing the brass without lube, same for 44 mag, 45 LC, 45 acp,357 mag, 9mm, 41 mag, 40 S&W, all RCBS and all are easy sizing without lube.
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