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Posted: 3/12/2011 8:41:05 AM EST
Do you guys lube .30 carbine cases when reloading? I have been but in thinking about it more I'm not sure there's a need.

Any advice?

Thanks!
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 9:53:41 AM EST
Originally Posted By DeltaTangoBravo:
Do you guys lube .30 carbine cases when reloading? I have been but in thinking about it more I'm not sure there's a need.

Any advice?

Thanks!


I think you kinda have to... .30 Carbine is a thick, straight-walled cartridge, you'd be in deep doo-doo if you didn't.
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 9:54:08 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/12/2011 9:54:44 AM EST by RedFalconBill]
Unless you are using carbide dies, you had better lube the cases.

Even with the carbide dies, a little lube can make it smoother.
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 10:44:35 AM EST
I lube by squirting three or four pumps of my favorite spray lube on about 100 cases. Only a ligt coat is needed, I use RCBS spray lube, but nearly any will work. Mix it around a bit and you're set. Can be done in a gallon sized plastic bag or a mixing bowl. To remove lube, soap and water then dry overnight or 200 degrees in the oven for 20 minutes, after you trim, deburr and clean the primer pocket of course.
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 12:22:21 PM EST
Even with carbide dies I still use lube.
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 1:39:36 PM EST
Always. It is slightly tapered, less than a 9mm but still tapered. And thick walled.

Link Posted: 3/12/2011 3:53:43 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 5:23:54 PM EST
Even with carbide dies, 30 Carbine brass needs to be lubed, if not you will eventually have one stick.

G
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 5:46:13 PM EST
I don't lube every case but every second or third one.
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