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Thread: Lubing your Lee push through die

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    Boolit Buddy
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    Mar 2009
    Atlanta South Metro Area
    Last week I cast some 180 TL .311 from an NOE mold that left them pretty fat from quenched WW. Once I dried them in the sun I put some in my usual TL plastic tub and sprayed them with Pam and ran them through a Lee .311 sizer with no problem. Some I put through backwards with thin aluminum plain base GC. I put them in a clean plastic tub with some Dawn and hot tap water, swished them around to clean them, sun dried them again and then tumble lubed in 45-45-10. It sounds like a lot of steps, but the process went smoothly and produced the results I wanted. Just a bit of my retiree time, after all. Were I going to pan lube some Lyman Postel boolits after I ran them through my .460 Lee sizer I got from one of the fine souls here, I'd just do that rather than the final TL. I normally put the filled lube pan in the fridge for 20 minutes or so and push the boolits out from the bottom of the lube sheet. I clean the bases off with mineral spirits before I load them over a card wad atop the BP. GF

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    Jun 2016
    I size clean cast bullets for pan or Tumble Lubing, by tumble lubing them in Dawn dish soap. Size then rinse in hot water in a strainer, dry in sun. Then lube by TL or Pan Lube. Depending on need.

    And if you haunt fleabay you can find Lyman Lube Cutters.
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    Boolit Buddy burch's Avatar
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    Apr 2008
    You could probably just use a Q Tip with a little Alox and swab the die every 5-10 bullets.
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check