Lubing brass for resizing?
Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 47
Like Tree80Likes

Thread: Lubing brass for resizing?



  1. #1
    Contributing Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Verde Valley, Arizona
    Posts
    12,274
    Member #
    10321
    Thanked
    56491 times

    Question Lubing brass for resizing?

    My neighbor is using vaseline for resizing his .223/5.56 brass. He wipes the brass clean before loading the reloads in his magazine. Is he nuts or is he doing something right?
    If he is nuts in your opinion(s), what should he be using to lube his brass?
    I appreciate your help. And he will appreciate input from you "pros!"
    Thanks.
    moofy07 likes this.
    GUN CONTROL: Infringing on the rights of the law-abiding, due to the actions of criminals.

    NRA: Patron Member; USAF: 1967-71 E-5

  2. #2
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    9,368
    Member #
    29607
    Thanked
    26820 times
    Well anything slick will work - just be sure to clean out that case.
    If the die is carbide you shouldn't need any lube (tho I do on really tough cases).
    Vaseline is cheap but a lot thicker than I would use and requires heavy duty cleaning. Glycerin is much easier all the way around.
    montezumaz and moofy07 like this.
    "The further a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those who speak it."
    George Orwell

  3. #3
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    NE TX
    Posts
    4,474
    Member #
    11852
    Thanked
    9572 times
    I would recommend at a minimum to use Lee Case Lube.


    jd
    montezumaz, rob42049 and moofy07 like this.
    Guns - They aren't really yours until you void the warranty!!


    Team 30-30 #939
    Team Rossi #5
    Team Wheelguns #44

  4. Remove Advertisements
    MarlinOwners.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Gun Wizard
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Foristell, MO
    Posts
    3,994
    Member #
    24281
    Thanked
    8670 times
    If you wanna go that cheap then Preperation-H is probably your best bet Uhm, as long as he isn't gunking up his dies and crushing the case shoulders... more power to him...
    #533 Team 30-30
    #124 Team 450
    #50 Team Mosin Nagant
    #100 Team Bolt Action Rimfire
    #104 Team Henry
    Bolts, levers, 30 cal and now flying cinder blocks too, woohoo!

  6. #5
    El Kabong
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Washingrad
    Posts
    8,333
    Member #
    10675
    Thanked
    11613 times
    After lubing, you must clean the brass of dust and grit can stick to it and scratch the chamber

    Dont matter what you use, as long as you git rid of it
    montezumaz and unclesarge58 like this.
    “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.”
    Thomas Jefferson




  7. #6
    Sidewinder
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    133
    Member #
    21271
    Thanked
    160 times
    The question is why? If he only wiping down the cases and not using a solvent, there might be residual lube (the vaseline/petroleum jelly) left on the cases which wouldn't be good, and remember the vaseline/petroleum jelly is not water soluble. Why not use a lube specific to the task at hand, namely lubing brass cases for resizing? RCBS, Lee, etc. all make great water soluble lubes for resizing, there are easy to use spray lubes, and they all work. I also wouldn't want to take a chance on the petroleum jelly contaminating the powder if used to lube the inside of the neck. I have even gotten away from that by using the Redding and the Lyman carbide expander recap rod assemblies, and the Lyman version works in RCBS dies too. I really like Sharp Shoot R Royal Case and Die Lube. It works great and smells great, you use very little, and one jar lasts a long, long time. I just don't understand why some guys are such cheapskates and use something that may or may not work well. I've only been hand loading for high power and National Match rifle competition for 30 plus years, so what do I know. In my opinion, he's nuts, and a cheapskate. Spend the $2-$8 and get the right lube for the job.

  8. #7
    Contributing Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Verde Valley, Arizona
    Posts
    12,274
    Member #
    10321
    Thanked
    56491 times
    Thank you all! I have forwarded your recommendations to him. I agree that he needs to use a product specific to brass resizing and not go cheap with what is at hand!
    GUN CONTROL: Infringing on the rights of the law-abiding, due to the actions of criminals.

    NRA: Patron Member; USAF: 1967-71 E-5

  9. #8
    Marlin Marksman
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Lake Grove, L.I. New York
    Posts
    1,811
    Member #
    5832
    Thanked
    328 times
    Quote Originally Posted by cthulhufan View Post
    If you wanna go that cheap then Preperation-H is probably your best bet Uhm, as long as he isn't gunking up his dies and crushing the case shoulders... more power to him...
    And he wouldn't be such a TIGHT AXX !!!
    Hip
    cthulhufan likes this.

  10. #9
    Deadeye
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    San Diego,CA
    Posts
    717
    Member #
    15605
    Thanked
    908 times
    I used Lee case lube for yes but application and removal is a pita. I switched to homemade.....one oz liquid lanolin and 10 oz 99% isopropyl alcohol

  11. #10
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Somewhere in South Carolina again! Charter Member #3 Team 444
    Posts
    7,841
    Member #
    459
    Thanked
    13347 times
    Quote Originally Posted by Zoner View Post
    I used Lee case lube for yes but application and removal is a pita. I switched to homemade.....one oz liquid lanolin and 10 oz 99% isopropyl alcohol
    I've been using Lanolin and 99% Isopropyl Alcohol for more years then I care to remember, never had a stuck case, great for the skin, and lots cheaper then many commercial lubes!

    Their are only two kinds of people, those who own a 444 and those who wish they owned one, and yes folks, denial is bliss!

    Not much has really changed in the world in 2000 years, Christians are still being thrown to the Lions! and Satan's tool of Deception is still working like a charm, from the time of Adam and Eve, to today!

    Charter Member #3 Team 444
    Member # 379 Team 1894
    Member # 1053 Team 30-30
    Member # 338 Team 39


Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast

Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New | Subscribed Threads

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. .303 brass resizing
    By Hipshot in forum Reloading
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-22-2015, 06:00 PM
  2. resizing 35 Remington brass
    By Shorty 45-70 in forum Reloading
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-25-2014, 10:41 AM
  3. Resizing 30-30 brass to .375 Win
    By sagegrouse715 in forum The 32-40, 38-55/.375 & Other Great Non Standard Calibers
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 03-20-2012, 09:09 PM
  4. Resizing New Brass
    By Reiver in forum The 444 Marlin¯
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 09-07-2011, 07:17 PM
  5. Brass lubing ...
    By bigjeepman in forum Reloading
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 04-19-2009, 08:51 PM

Search tags for this page

vaseline as brass lube

Click on a term to search for related topics.