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Thread: Size before or after pc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyFlatline View Post
    I'm an odd one, I size both. Especially if gas checking. Size and check, tumble and size. Just my way..
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    Quote Originally Posted by bstone5 View Post
    I size after powder coating. The method I use is cast, powder coat as cast and then size the power coated bullet. A little lube on the coated bullet helps thru the Lee Sizer.
    Hope others indicate their process. I have an old Lee press mounted up side down with an air cylinder to push the coated bullet thru the Lee size.
    What do you lube them with before sizing? Do you clean it off afterwards?

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    After they are coated, a shot of any spray will go on forever and no I don't clean it off. If you sized prior to coating , you should clean with Denatured alcohol or acetone. Even if the bullets were clean, the die has been lubed at some point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyFlatline View Post
    After they are coated, a shot of any spray will go on forever and no I don't clean it off. If you sized prior to coating , you should clean with Denatured alcohol or acetone. Even if the bullets were clean, the die has been lubed at some point.
    Could you be more specific on any type of spray?

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    I use the cheap Wal-Mart spray lubricant, .99 per can stuff. You can use water also, that is what I use sizing before coating. Most anything will act as a lubricant.


    Good Luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by toddn84 View Post
    What do you lube them with before sizing? Do you clean it off afterwards?

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    Most of us who size for one reason or another BEFORE powder coating are simply sizing the boolits without any lube at all. Yes I was skeptical at first too but am finding absolutely no ill effects sizing un-lubed boolits with my Lee push through dies.

    To answer the OP question I do it both ways depending on need. For my 91-30 Russian I don't size at all. I cast PC and load.

    The ones I size then PC I do because I don't want to by another size die. So I size prior to PC and let the coating make my diameter larger. Since the boolits were all made uniform before coating they come out fairly consistent. Absolutely consistent enough for 50 yard sub-sonic use.

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    toddn84; If for one reason or another that you NEED to lube the bullets before sizing and powder coating use Dawn dishsoap. It rinses right off with tap water. Gp

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