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die lube for p/w 800+?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by skeet_man, Apr 16, 2010.

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  1. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    Whats everyone using for die lube on their 800+? The best I can find, based on reviews on the web, would be Dillon's Case Lube. Any other thoughts?
     
  2. Rich219

    Rich219 Active Member

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    For the dies I just give them a quick spray with whatever I have laying around, usually WD40, and then I wipe them down.

    If you are going to use Dillon case lube make it yourself. Don't waste the money buying it from Dillon.
     
  3. whiz white

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    I squirt some super thin oil around the OUTSIDE of my dies once is a while, and about every 1,000 or so. I'll line up 8-10 once-fired hulls, spray with WD-40 and load them like that.

    Been doing that for a ton of years.

    Whiz White<BR>
    P/W Distributor
     
  4. skeeljc

    skeeljc Supporting Vendor Supporting Vendor

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    I do not understand why you would lube the outside shell holding die.

    As for the inside all you need to do is use a bronze brush on the die cleaning bracket. I use a bronze chamber brush from Brownells. The brush that P/W sells is too small and does not do anything. I had to make a new adapter rod to mount the chamber brush as it has 8-32 threads.

    Every 1000 shells or so I remove each die and clean the inside with a good bore solvent on a patch then coat it with Birchwood Casey Sheath. This is all the lube you will need if you use a good bronze brush on the die cleaning bracket.

    Jim Skeel
     
  5. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    I have never cleaned or lubed the dies but I have sprayed the hulls a couple times with WD40
     
  6. skeeljc

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    The case lube will get you by for a while. I used to use CLP BreakFree on a wool mop in the die cleaning bracket before I came up with a bronze brush that did a good job. I just did not like the lube on the finished shells. WD-40 will evaporate over time so it may be a better choice for lube.

    Jim Skeel
     
  7. Bob Hawkes

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    I sqirt the WD40 into the empty die as it indexes. Same result as Whiz?
     
  8. Doubles Shooter

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    I don't lube the inside of the dies. I just use the bronze brush. During my annual tear down and lube, I give the outside of the die bases several generous layers of dry Moly spray. BTW I'm using an old 800B with non removable dies
     
  9. KEYBEAR

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    Best Die lube ever is 100 Federal papers
     
  10. phirel

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    Occasionally I will lube the inside of the dies, as well as other parts on my PW press with the same oil I put in my lawn mower. I believe more research has been applied to motor oil than any other type of lubricant. My press does not put nearly as much stress on the oil I use as does my lawn mower or automobile engine.

    Pat Ireland
     
  11. eightbore

    eightbore Well-Known Member

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    Pat is right on. In fifty some years of shooting and loading, I have never spent a dime on gun oil. I did take a couple of pint cans home with me in 1969 courtesy of my uncle, but they only lasted twenty years or so.
     
  12. Unknown1

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    Some people lube the outsides of the dies to prevent rust or any reactions between the dies and the aluminum turret; that's irrelevant if you have the grivory turret and probably unnecessary if you use your aluminum turret loader often enough to keep the dies from sitting in one place for a long time. Besides, it can get messy and attract graphite from the powder.

    MK
     
  13. dverna

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    I have used Imperial Sizing Wax.

    I have also tied a cotton band of cloth to the die cleaning brush and used the Spolar die lube. This allows some slight scrubbing from the bronze brush and lubrication.

    Don Verna
     
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