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OK, sportsfans: I got a Q:

I've come to use the Imperial sizing wax, and I agree it works pretty well, and is the least 'messy'. I've also come to like to lube the insides of case necks on a few cartridges, mainly the Ackleys. It greatly reduces the effort of pulling the expander button out of the case. So, that means the lube pad/Q-tip deal along with the Imperial wax. or just rolling the neck exterior on the pad along with wiping the neck interior with the lube soaked Q-tip.

So, I'm curious how others do this, if you do it at all.
-West out.
 

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I use powdered graphite. I got an empty snuff can from a buddy that chews, and fill it about 2/3 full with some no.9 shot. Then pour in couple of teaspoons of powered graphite in it, cap it and shake up the contents. That distributes the graphite over the shot. Then, when you need inside lube the necks, just push the case down into the graphite covered shot a couple of times, and you are done. Works well for me.
 

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Aye guys, thanks for the replys. I have some graphite, don't know why I didn't think of it. I'll give it a shot ....pun intended,.,...
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I've used molly with the shot. works great. Now I have Lanolin & Heet 99% alcohol. Spray it on the mouths while they are in the shell holder. Gets inside and out.
 

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I realize I'm 3 weeks behind on replying to this thread, but fairly new here. Anyways, recently discovered you can fairly cheaply make some excellent lube using two simple ingredients, castor oil (or lanolin) and isopropyl alcohol. I used "HEET" for the alcohol since it's cheap and easy to come by and 98.5% alcohol. Mix it up in a spray bottle and spray it on your cases (not excessively) and let the alcohol evaporate off. A very thin layer of oil gets left behind and it works excellent. Would be easy to get inside your case necks too, though I don't worry about that too much. There are some youtube videos of various people making both the lanolin and the castor oil versions of this case lube.
 

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I've used the MIDWAY MICA for decades, I just have the can open on the reloading bench, and dip the neck in the stuff, tap case body on can sides to lose the extra from out of the necks, then size. I don't FL size very often, just to set the shoulders back once in a while. Well, that is, for my accuracy loads.....I resize FL my hunting loads, they cycle through my bolt hunting rifles better than neck sized loads.
 

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I use one of those little plastic gizmos that Forrester sold years ago that has a reservoir that holds graphite or Mica and has 3 nylon brushes standing up and has a slip cover. It seems to work well.
 
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