spray silicone for sizing

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  1. Topwater

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    Has anyone tried using CRC Food Grade spray silicone for sizing brass? If so, how did it work? Thanks.
     
  2. okie

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    you DO NOT want that in your chamber and barrel, not sure how it would work on sizing...sorry i didnt answer op
     
  3. bigstick6017555

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    no, i have not tried that specific product. over the last 50 + years of reloading i think i have tried every witches brew i have ever heard of (too many to even count). what i have found for myself is i always end up back with imperial sizing wax or petroleum jelly. size, hardness and cleanliness of the brass is a factor as well as cleanliness and finish of the dies. i generally find it is the latter if some one is having problems with sizing
     
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  4. ballisticdaddy

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    99% isopropyl alcohol and liquid lanolin in a 10:1 ratio, best case lube I have ever used
     
  5. DCRYDER

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    Hornady one-shot!!!
     
  6. 500Stroker

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    + 1^^^^^^
     
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  8. sbhooper

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    With such good lubes available, WHY would you want to? A healthy shot of One Shot in a plastic bag, with your cases, a good rolling/shaking action, and you are in business.
     
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    Brass Guys Butter is very nice ? Hard to find time to time.
     
  10. LHSmith

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    I don't like aerosol anything for case lube. I don't like contaminating the carbon left inside neck. Maybe my technique but the only stuck cases I ever had was with 1 shot.
     
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    I've had more stuck cases with 1-Shot than any other lube. Will admit that it was all from the same can as I haven't ever bought another can of it. Maybe it was just that 1 can.

    Chance of silicone in my chamber or bore, no way!
     
  12. Chief 101

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    Ditto...
     
  13. Ledd Slinger

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    Same here. Tried everything. Always go back to Imperial wax.

    I just tried some spray on Frankford Arsenal stuff that had good reviews. I hadn't stuck a case in many years since I went to Imperial sizing wax. Well I stuck a case trying the new lube. It's not consistent.
    The Frankford spray lube did help in conjunction with the Imperial wax by allowing me to use a lot smaller amount of wax on the shoulder than I normally do to size the cases. So I suppose there was a little bit of benefit from it. But all the rest of the cases still needed the good ol' wax to ensure I didn't stick another one ;)
     
  14. Topwater

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    For years I’ve been using RCBS lube and the pad. It has proven to leave residue on the brass. I may have to try the wax. Thanks for the input.
     
  15. Ledd Slinger

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    You still have to wipe the Imperial wax off the cases and it's more time consuming because you apply it to the cases one at a time, but you will never stick a case in a sizer die if it's used correctly.

    I'm sure it would be easy to devise an easier way to apply the wax, maybe even to multiple cases at the same time, I just never put any brain cells on that assignment
     
  16. RetiredArmy

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    Ledd Slinger, I use wax and a lube pad. 5 cases at a time on the pad, wax on finger tips and roll back and forth. Works like a champ and no wax on shoulders.
    Thanks
    Bill
     
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  17. Rsadams

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    I am in no hurry on my rifle brass so +1 on the imperial wax.. one tin last a looong time...
     
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  18. Ledd Slinger

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    Yeah I know I'm probably over 2000 rounds on the current tin and still have quite decent amount left. Just a little bit goes a long way for sure.
     
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    Lol , I put to much I know and keep a towel on my leg to wipe off my fingers and barely have put a dent in a tin... But never a stuck case..
     
  20. 6MMsteve

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    Imperial sizing wax for smooth operation or use something else and get out the hammer, with headache and why did I buy this crap. Never had a stuck case with Wax, Oneshot yes ruined a die then took the hammer and beat the coocoo out of my press.
     
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