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squirreld
08-21-2011, 19:26
Whats the quickest way to remove the sizing lube after resizing the brass?
I'm talking about several thousand cases here so large batch processes would be great!

Whitey1
08-21-2011, 19:27
Dishwasher while the wife is away?

:supergrin:

unclebob
08-21-2011, 19:54
Shallow dish with acetone. Scope them out and place in a card board box to dry.

squirreld
08-21-2011, 19:59
I was wondering about this only with rubbing alcohol. Its alot cheaper than acetone.

does the acetone get oily after a while?

RustyFN
08-21-2011, 20:04
Tumbler for me.

WorrGlock
08-21-2011, 20:13
I wash mine in really hot water and dawn in the sink I scoop them out and place on a towel to dry since the are hot they dry fast, I would think acetone would leave a oily film that might not be a good idea to mix with gun powder later on.

Put them in the sink with a bit of dawn and add boiling hot water let them sit till the water is cool enough to scoop them out most of the lube will be floating on top of the water at this point.




I usually was around 500-1000 at a time.

freakshow10mm
08-21-2011, 20:17
Tumbler. Use a decapping die to punch the flashhole clear or leave the primer in for lubing and then sizing. Either way, tumbling is fastest.

PCJim
08-21-2011, 21:18
As Rusty and Freak already mentioned, a tumbler. Doesn't take long, maybe 15 minutes at most. And to clarify Freak's comment, use a universal depriming die in the first station to insure a clear flash hole.

Zombie Steve
08-21-2011, 21:26
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Seems like we've been here recently.

:drinkie:

RustyFN
08-22-2011, 18:02
I guess I need to add to my earlier post. I tumble for around 1.5 hours to get them nice and shiny. Then I size, trim if needed, chamfer and swage any primer pockets that need it. Then I load and tumble them for 10 to 15 minutes after they are loaded to remove the lube.

Colorado4Wheel
08-22-2011, 18:23
Whats the quickest way to remove the sizing lube after resizing the brass?
I'm talking about several thousand cases here so large batch processes would be great!

Pistol or Rifle?

JBnTX
08-22-2011, 18:54
A large bucket filled with hot water and dish washing liquid.

Slosh them around by hand, rinse with hot water, drain off the
water and dry on a large towel.

nc910
08-22-2011, 21:36
I use the same method as JBnTX for high volume pistol stuff.

For 223 and 308 (my match rounds), I will tumble them. It gives me an excuse to re-brush the case neck right before I load them. For whatever reason, I have found that this makes my bullet seating more uniform with the Wilson dies. It's probably all in my head, though I have noticed that the 223 Hornady 75 gr BTHP's and the 168 gr SMK's will get deformed by the seater stem if I don't brush the neck immediately prior to loading. Anyone else noticed this?

Murphy's Law
08-23-2011, 05:52
I use simple rubbing alcohol you can buy at any drug store (very cheap). This with an old rag saturated with the alcohol makes quick work of getting in my case "HOS" off the completed ammo. Only takes a few seconds and your done.
No need to make something so easy so difficult.

DoctaGlockta
08-23-2011, 06:14
I tumble after the rounds are loaded to remove any lube and such.

unclebob
08-23-2011, 09:24
Using the acetone was in the Blue Press a couple of years ago. It is what the Arizona junior rifle team uses to remove the lube from their .233 brass. I got all of the stuff to try the acetone. Then basically quite shooting rifle in any large amounts.

squirreld
08-24-2011, 19:49
for the tumbler option, you dont have to worry about the oil getting inside the cases as the corn absorbs it from the outside?

RustyFN
08-24-2011, 20:46
for the tumbler option, you dont have to worry about the oil getting inside the cases as the corn absorbs it from the outside?

They are loaded, nothing is going to get inside.