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Information and Education => Reloading and Handloading => Topic started by: Elza on November 19, 2008, 09:37:31 pm

Title: 30.06 Expander ball question
Post by: Elza on November 19, 2008, 09:37:31 pm
I've read two different statements regarding the use of a carbide expander.  One said it requires no lubrication the other says reduced lubrication.  Which is correct?

If I still have to lube the inside of the neck I see little use in changing.  If it relieves me entirely of this step I'll order one tomorrow!
Title: Re: 30.06 Expander ball question
Post by: THE NORSEMAN on November 20, 2008, 10:27:07 pm
Lube is still needed in my opinion.  But just a slight amount every 3rd or 4th case.  At least that's how I do it.  With the first one you lube, you'll note very easy operation as the ball goes through the neck, as you size more cases after that, you'll notice the drag increases with every case you don't lube.

I've found that the above method is very satisfactory.
Title: Re: 30.06 Expander ball question
Post by: K.W. on November 25, 2008, 02:00:36 pm
 I hate cleanin lube from in side the neck of case. So use "LEE Restzing Lubricant" or LEE Collect-die.
Title: Re: 30.06 Expander ball question
Post by: Fred Garvin on December 11, 2008, 08:43:20 pm
I lube the inide of the case neck with Imrerial Resizing Wax and a Q-Tip.  After the cases are resized, I put them back in the tumbler. I clean out the flash holes with a nipple pick. Yes,it's labor-intensive but it let's me spend time with my wife while she watches  her silly tv shows.  ::)
Title: Re: 30.06 Expander ball question
Post by: professor gun on December 16, 2008, 11:14:50 am
I just dip the case mouth in powdered graphite; it works great to lube the expander.  I use this approach for .223, .270. .308. and .30-06.  It has worked fine for the 30 years I have been reloading.

Before this step I spray all cases with case resizing lubricant (Hornady).

Cases are cleaned before (to protect my sizing die) and after (so there is not problem with chambering) resizing.
Title: Re: 30.06 Expander ball question
Post by: Oohrah on December 22, 2008, 03:02:46 am
+1 With the Pro. Gun Answer ;D