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RCBS neck sizing die

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03 September 2020, 00:00
Pepper3
RCBS neck sizing die
I need instructions on how to set up the neck die. Does the brass require lube? Thanks.
03 September 2020, 00:23
dpcd
If your brass is clean, some guys don't; I do. Try it and see how much force is required. I think it will still promote stretching if you don't. Collet dies, no.
03 September 2020, 01:15
vzerone
quote:
Originally posted by dpcd:
If your brass is clean, some guys don't; I do. Try it and see how much force is required. I think it will still promote stretching if you don't. Collet dies, no.


Haven't had that happen Tom. Most I hardly have to press on the press handle. One can always buy bushing neck sizing dies with a titanium bushing. Easier yet. Then there are the LEE neck sizing collet dies. Those babies work very well!
03 September 2020, 03:09
Pepper3
I have used Lee neck dies. Do the rcbs neck dies adjust in the press the same? thanks
03 September 2020, 03:13
dpcd
The Lee Collet dies don't impart any friction at all so don't need any lube.
I see bench resters at the range loading with hand, neck sizers; they never use any lube.
03 September 2020, 03:57
Dale
I have used RCBS and Lyman neck sizing dies in many calibers since the 1970s. Never had to use any lube but I am always careful the first time to make sure I don't stick the case. I do like to use a little graphite inside the case neck so it slides over the expander ball easily.
03 September 2020, 09:06
NormanConquest
I use RCBS + Hornady neck dies + only use graphite. It's quick, clean, + easy.


Never mistake motion for action.
03 September 2020, 20:01
Pancho
I don't lube. I do run a brush through the neck to clean out fouling before I size the case.


Pancho
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03 September 2020, 20:57
craigster
quote:
Originally posted by NormanConquest:
I use RCBS + Hornady neck dies + only use graphite. It's quick, clean, + easy.


Clean graphite?
03 September 2020, 21:13
dpcd
Graphite is nasty dirty stuff; I use the white powder; mica.
03 September 2020, 23:12
craigster
I've tried the Motor Mica stuff, doesn't seem as slick as graphite.
03 September 2020, 23:24
dpcd
No it isn't, but it is fine for what he is doing, and is not dirty.
07 September 2020, 23:29
Atkinson
I use Imperial Gun Wax put on with my finger every so lightly, Never a dent full length or neck sizing or any other such operation, its slicker n snot.


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