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    I would not use a petroleum based lube on cases. The spray I use is an alcohol diluted wax.
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    I admit that a petroleum-base lube isn't my first choice -- even if it works -- because of the cleanup solvent req'd.

    On that note, however, just wipe the case w/ a paper towel and forget about any thin film that may be left.
    It isn't going to have any effect at at -- except to reduce case stretch.
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    Well, I'm still a rookie re-loader (7 years) so haven't gained a whole lot more experience since my first post to this old thread .... but I still use the same old Lee Case lube for the 15-20% of the 9mm's I have to run through every 5-6 rounds and obviously all of the 30-30 brass that gets processed. Still using the simple step of mixing a tube of Lee Case Lube with rubbing alcohol at the rate of 40/60 or 30/70 into a plain old household spray bottle. Dump a batch of brass into a large baggie (been using the same "seasoned" baggie for several years) and give it 2-3 squirts of the mixed lube, shake it up to get good coverage, then stand them up for a few minutes to let the alcohol evaporate. I do wipe the lube off the upper shoulder and neck of the 30-30 brass before going through the sizing die, but it's a lot faster than "hand lubing" a bunch of brass.


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    For commercial lube it's hard to beat Imperial and if you have a lot of brass and use a spray, One-shot is about as good as it gets. I used Vaseline for 30 years before I discovered Imperial and once I started messing with large volumes of 223, I tried One shot and found it very acceptable.

    If you resize with One Shot still wet on the case, you just might experience a stuck case - I know I have, but it's as smooth as butter when dry and the difference is about 3 to 5 minutes of drying or 20 minutes removing the stuck case.
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    you will get a stuck case if you don't let the one shot dry completely - that is a real pain - Imperial sizing wax is by far - my pick for all case sizing - if it wasn't for this forum I never would have found it - big thanks to Marlin Owners -
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    Any excess can cause a bulged or deformed case. I used to use the RCBS pads with their lube exclusively but now use a tray with spray lube. If you use the spray just be sure to spray from a 45 degree or so angle so you get some inside the case mouths. Also makes a great release agent for glass bedding jobs.

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    Forgot to mention that if you want to reduce overspray you can put the cartridge tray in the bottom of a cardboard box like a Bubba spray booth.
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