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Old 07-18-2018, 12:47 PM
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Default Cleaning dies

How and how often should reloading (sizing) dies be cleaned? Do bullet seating dies need cleaning?
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Old 07-19-2018, 12:24 AM
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I never thought about this !
I just every now and then spray stuff like Brake Clean into mine and flush the old case lube out of them ?
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Old 07-19-2018, 02:31 AM
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When I start getting dents in the shoulders of my resized brass, its time to clean the lube out of the sizing die. It's also time to cut back on the lube.
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Old 07-19-2018, 11:07 PM
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As to Bullet seating die ,it would not hurt to do it.
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Old 07-20-2018, 07:58 AM
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Air brake cleaner and a quick shot of case slick or one shot and you are good to go.
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Old 07-20-2018, 04:01 PM
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Way back when i first started reloading I would clean my sizing die a couple times a year with brake cleaner or engine starting fluid. But that was when the case lube was that gooey gel like stuff. Then I got smart and bought Hornady One Shot. Cleaned the sizing die thoroughly and occasionally give it a shot of the Hornady. In the past 15 years of so since this product came out I haven't cleaned my sizing die once.
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