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Posted: May 18 2018 at 7:33pm | IP Logged Quote MontanaWolf

I am about to start reloading 223 for plunking and plining on my progressive. It has a case feed system but I am to dumb to figure out how can I use that when the brass needs to be lubed??????
What am I missing?

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Posted: May 19 2018 at 3:03pm | IP Logged Quote Paul B.

I think you would have to lube them all before starting loading. I only do
handgun stuff on my Dillon and rifle stuff with the Rockchucker. Probably
would need a clean pan, lube the cases and place in pan and load
accordingly. Probably would have to tumble the finished rounds
afterward or wipe the lube off by hand, (What fun!) I use Imperial sizing
wax and 15 to 20 minutes in the tumbler does a pretty good job. hat's
probably how I would do it if I started loading rifle ammo on my Dillon.
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Posted: May 19 2018 at 4:08pm | IP Logged Quote RECURVE

I would decap and size off progessive press then use the
progressive to load
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Posted: May 20 2018 at 4:13am | IP Logged Quote joed

RECURVE wrote:
I would decap and size off progessive press
then use the
progressive to load


That's what I did when I reloaded .223 on a Dillon 550.   Dillon does
offer carbide dies in .223 but they are not cheap.

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Posted: May 20 2018 at 6:47am | IP Logged Quote MontanaWolf

Well the whole reason I got the progressive is to do it fast for practice fire so if there are lubless dies out there that can work, I am buying the. No sense going cheap on them now after spending a ba-zillion of the progressive, LOL.   

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Posted: May 20 2018 at 4:11pm | IP Logged Quote RECURVE

I think its a die that lubes as you size
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Posted: May 20 2018 at 8:04pm | IP Logged Quote MontanaWolf

RCBS has a lube die, but that would take out one of mt limited die spots, but who knows, I have to contact the all knowing and wise experts at YouTube, LOL. I tried that RCBS lube die with my semi progressive and thought it sucked seaweed, sold it on ebay the next day.

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Posted: May 21 2018 at 1:26pm | IP Logged Quote getsmart

I use a progressive 650XL Dillon.

I use a spray lube in a plastic bag to size and remove my .223 primers. I only do this on swaged brass.

If I need to swage the brass, I still spray lube about 30 at a time and then I only the first two stages of the press.

I then have to re-lube, to load, but i remove the decapping pin for convenience.

I hope this makes sense.

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Posted: May 23 2018 at 12:36pm | IP Logged Quote MontanaWolf

Thanks all, I think I have it figured out in my mind's theory (dangerous place to be). I have another thread in the General that talks about it there or here, cuz I copied and pasted it LOL.

Thanks all, I appreciate the help.

My plan so far (I think) is that I must do 2 passes for bottle neck rifle cartridges. 1 to prep and 1 to prime, powder, seat and crimp. I learned on the HG rounds that you have to go SMOOTH, not fast (just like the trigger, LOL), checking all 5 stations before pulling the handle again, or you will have a mess but even slow I can do 500 rounds an hour.
AGAIN, any ammo made on the progressive is only used for practice, not for real life scenarios, like self defense ammo where I only use factory ammo, or our hunting, that I do meticulously on a semi progressive for that ammo.

My phase 1 plan has two options but both start with a Franklin wet tumble (all range brass) and a 3-4 hour dry in my dehydrator. I might even make some deer jerky and eat as I go ).   After its all dry, I have two options:

1st, (cheapest) I may prep all my brass on my RCBS electric case trimmer which trims, deburs and chamfers in 1 shot. This way I get a great 1st hand look and feel for each case. Then I pass it off to my BEAUTIFUL bride, (yes, I am blessed to have a beautiful wife who loves to shoot (all weapons), fish, hunt and reload too!!!). She then lubes, resize and decap and tossing it back into the Franklin wet tumbler for another wash & dry round, and we can make more jerky, elk this go around. ;-).

Or (cost me about 200.00 I guess) I could do this (see link), it is a pretty sweet set up (I already have the case & bullet feeders and powder drop die so all I need is the Dillon trimmer). Either way I go, I end up at phase two which is prime, powder, seat, crimp and SHOOT!!!!

223 case prep progressive

Let me know what you all think please.

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