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Old 06-02-2009, 11:47 AM   #1
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reloading in bulk

how do you guys clean the lube off your rounds. I usually make 300 an hour and i want to clean the lube off fast. i dont wanna wipe down each shell. any suggestions?
 
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Old 06-02-2009, 12:41 PM   #2
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I already told you how, jerky!
 
Old 06-02-2009, 03:03 PM   #3
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this section of the forum is for reloaders only... mods can i get a ban here? double flip fucker!
 
Old 06-03-2009, 07:57 AM   #4
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sure, dont wipe them down.
 
Old 06-03-2009, 11:16 AM   #5
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sure, dont wipe them down.
see now thats my feeling on the subject, but some people that use the ammo i make complain that its gooey and ruining their guns because its gumming them up.
 
Old 06-03-2009, 11:22 AM   #6
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ruining? newbs.. maybe it depends on the lube you use? I dont wipe mine down and run hundreds of rounds through my guns with no issues. Maybe they need to clean their guns. haha.
 
Old 06-03-2009, 11:24 AM   #7
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I dunno... maybe it's just me, but I've never once had factory ammo that felt you just dunked it in grease, and is sticky to the touch? And somehow I think ammo that is gummy/sticky so any dirt, dust, etc sticks to it like glue is not conducive to reliable feeding. But that's just my theory. I haven't done any scientific tests to determine how much can be on ammo before it effects feed reliability. I just don't want to find out it does right when the zombies come!!!!
 
Old 06-03-2009, 11:27 AM   #8
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ruining? newbs.. maybe it depends on the lube you use? I dont wipe mine down and run hundreds of rounds through my guns with no issues. Maybe they need to clean their guns. haha.
I never said "ruin" or anything of the sort. I said potential feeding issues.

When you reload, do your completed rounds feel as though they were just dunked in grease, such that the brass is dulled by it and not shiny, and if you were to roll said rounds in some dirt or powder, they would be completely covered with it?

So yeah maybe it is the lube, or quantity used?
 
Old 06-03-2009, 11:48 AM   #9
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gooey and ruining their guns

there is where that quote comes from, read the posts.

My lee case lube isnt gooey or greasy, in fact I dont even notices its on there when I take them out to shoot them. Maybe Im using the wrong stuff?
 
Old 06-03-2009, 01:50 PM   #10
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i tumble, then lube and size/deprime, then tumble again, then go thru and individually remove all media from inside the brass, and use a needle to poke any that's sticking in the flash hole, then I prime it, load it up, then throw it in the tumbler for another 10 min when I'm done.

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Old 06-03-2009, 03:36 PM   #11
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man, alot of work, haha.. I tumble, reload, shoot them :)
 
Old 06-04-2009, 11:27 AM   #12
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I like to shoot good looking ammo.

your ammo is only as good as the worst component.

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Old 06-04-2009, 01:14 PM   #13
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mine looks like new. me too

 
Old 06-04-2009, 03:17 PM   #14
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I like to shoot good looking ammo.

your ammo is only as good as the worst component.

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That's what I say!
 
Old 06-04-2009, 08:35 PM   #15
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ill get that lee case lube next. i am currently using dillons lube it is sticky
 
Old 06-04-2009, 10:26 PM   #16
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lee case lube is awesome... not sticky at all
 
Old 06-10-2009, 03:21 PM   #17
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wait a second it comes in a tube? no spray on? that sounds like a lot of work
 
Old 06-10-2009, 06:53 PM   #18
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wait a second it comes in a tube? no spray on? that sounds like a lot of work
Having to wash the ammo cuz there's so much gooey lube on them when you're done reloading is a lot of work, too.
 
Old 06-10-2009, 07:43 PM   #19
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u are the only one thats wants to clean it so.... i dont care either way
 
Old 06-11-2009, 06:46 AM   #20
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You'll care when your shit jams right when the zombies are coming and they feast on your ass.
 
Old 06-12-2009, 06:25 PM   #21
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ill be on a boat
 
Old 06-16-2009, 07:50 PM   #22
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flying zombie fish!

I'm pretty much fucked for zombies for the next 2 months.....hope that it does'nt happen anytime soon

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Old 06-17-2009, 06:11 AM   #23
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flying zombie fish!

I'm pretty much fucked for zombies for the next 2 months.....hope that it does'nt happen anytime soon

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Well, while your healing up, you got plenty of time to reload..


OR get a six shooter.. and a cool holser, and practice your draw/shoot/spin/reholster!!!!!!!!!!! Chicks dig that shit.. lol

 
Old 06-17-2009, 09:03 AM   #24
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my reloading room/gun vault is downstairs.....down some reaaaaaly steep stairs.

Not exactly crutch accessible otherwise I'd be down there already :-(

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Old 06-17-2009, 03:05 PM   #25
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my reloading room/gun vault is downstairs.....down some reaaaaaly steep stairs.

Not exactly crutch accessible otherwise I'd be down there already :-(

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What, they didn't teach you how to go up & down stairs with crutches? What kinda hospitals do they have in Spokompton? I was going up and down my stairs like a mofo on crutches, get with the program, gimpy!
 
Old 06-18-2009, 08:26 AM   #26
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my stairs are the old fashioned really steep not ADA ones. and my leg is still so swollen that I can barely move it to get it out of the way. In a few weeks I might try it but right now there's nowhere at the bottom to rest lol.

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Old 06-18-2009, 06:09 PM   #27
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i got a blood clot from my last knee surgery! that shit was hilarious! a shot of lovenox in the stomach every 12 hours for 3 weeks, followed by 6 more months of blood thinners! if you have radiating pain dont tough it out!
 
Old 06-18-2009, 08:11 PM   #28
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I've been doing the lovenox in the stomach nightly and have it for another 11 days or so. Found out tonight, to either side of the belly button = no pain, directly under the belly button = ouchie ouchie ouchie.

Why do you say that shit was hilarious? Just asking because last night for a couple hours I got the un-controllable giggles.

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Old 06-20-2009, 11:34 AM   #29
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i didnt mean hilarious. it sucked ass... did you get a clot? i have a box of lovenox i never used if you want it... save you some money maybe...

oh i forgot to mention, the harder you pinch your skin the less it hurts. after 2 weeks you have shot yourself up so many times that any area within an inch of the site hurts real bad. and theres no other places to go. so just punch hard. the bruises will start showing up soon too haha take a pic!... also shoot up in front of your friends before you go out to a party or something.... let them know you are hardcore!
 
Old 06-20-2009, 06:42 PM   #30
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i didnt mean hilarious. it sucked ass... did you get a clot? i have a box of lovenox i never used if you want it... save you some money maybe...

oh i forgot to mention, the harder you pinch your skin the less it hurts. after 2 weeks you have shot yourself up so many times that any area within an inch of the site hurts real bad. and theres no other places to go. so just punch hard. the bruises will start showing up soon too haha take a pic!... also shoot up in front of your friends before you go out to a party or something.... let them know you are hardcore!
Went to the ER today at the recomendation of the orthopedic surgeon, to get checked for a clot or an infection.

Leg is almost no pain when laying down but as soon as my leg lowers to stand up I get a whole new level of excrutiating pain and my foot feels like it's going to explode.

So now I'm on antibiotics and they gave me another perscription to a different pain killer without tylenol in it so that I can take larger doses since I have to take a ton of pain killers for them to have any effect.

T
 
Old 08-08-2009, 08:16 AM   #31
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To answer the original question, get a tumbler if you don't have one yet. If you have one and you've still got lube on the rounds after you tumble then you need different lube or new tumbler media. I use the Hornady Oneshot Case lube.

Here's my procedure:
  • Tumble fired brass first, only if very dirty and worried about the dirt in my dies
  • Put fired rounds in the reloading trays
  • Give them a good spray with case lube, turn 90 degrees, spray again, repeat until sprayed from all four sides
  • Go do something else for a few minutes while the lube dries
  • Size/deprime the brass (can be full length, neck, or body/shoulder bump depending on cartridge and desired level of precision)
  • Trim and chamfer, clean/uniform primer pocket, uniform flash hole (only on new brass)
  • Neck turn and ream (only if I'm really being anal and only on fired and sized match brass)
  • Tumble for minimum of one hour (lube is totally removed here and brass comes out looking new)
  • Prime, charge, seat bullet (various methods, depending on purpose of rounds)

Only have to tumble once, and a "master" tumbler kit from MidwayUSA that includes the tumbler, media, polish, and separator with bucket is only $64 and shipping. You can vary your tumbling media, polish, and tumbling time depending on your shiny you want your brass to be. I just use the polish and media that came in the kit and it works great. Trying to wipe lube off by hand doesn't work as well as tumbling and is way too much work.
 
Old 11-06-2009, 09:43 PM   #32
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Easy way to clean lube off of loaded round. Get a old white sock squirt lighter fluid on it and fill it with brass, then move the brass around for a several seconds and dump it out. it will dry in seconds.
 
Old 11-07-2009, 06:44 AM   #33
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I use to use some liquid I can't remember the name of maybe someone can help with that. It is supposed to dissolve the burnt powder residue from inside the brass and primer pocket. My operation steps were....

Lube
Resize/deprime
soak
tumble

the soaking in the solution also took off the lube.
 
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see now thats my feeling on the subject, but some people that use the ammo i make complain that its gooey and ruining their guns because its gumming them up.
whatup jerkstore.. just figured out who you are..

and pete will be banned in just a sec.
 
Old 11-07-2009, 06:55 AM   #35
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i tumble, then lube and size/deprime, then tumble again, then go thru and individually remove all media from inside the brass, and use a needle to poke any that's sticking in the flash hole, then I prime it, load it up, then throw it in the tumbler for another 10 min when I'm done.

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My dad has been reloading since long before I was born.. he has a rock tumbler as well. I think he uses walnut shells or something to tumble the empty cases in.
 
Old 11-07-2009, 10:15 AM   #36
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I found a pretty interesting article about internal case cleaning here
UltraSonic Case Cleaning

I think the liquid I used was Birchwood Casey Case Cleaner
AR15Pro.com: Birchwood Casey Brass Case Cleaner, 16 Ounce Bottle

I think I'll try to find a cheap ultrasonic cleaner
 
Old 12-20-2009, 11:03 AM   #37
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i solved the problem and just tumble the live rounds now. does the job good
 
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