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Removing lube from Lyman sizer

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Janes, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. Janes

    Janes Enid, Oklahoma Member

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    I have a 450 Lyman sizer and was wanting to know if there is a good way to remove the lube. I am thinking about trying a different kind
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  2. Don H

    Don H Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Can't you just heat the unit up and pour it out?
     
  3. Janes

    Janes Enid, Oklahoma Member

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    That is the way I was thinking but didn't know if there was another way.
     
  4. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    In the past when I've had to change lubes, I would usually hit it with a torch heating it up to about 200F, and then pouring the old wax out. You can also heat it up in a big pot of water, melt the wax out and then oil it up. Depends on your preference.

    Out of curiosity, which lube are you using, or moving to?
     
  5. Janes

    Janes Enid, Oklahoma Member

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    Right now I was using Lyman soft lube. Wasn't for sure what to try next. I just ran out of lube so I don't have to get it out. It didn't go as far as I thought it would.
     
  6. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    It never does, this is why I started buying the bigger 2x6 commercial sticks and casting my own.

    I used to buy rooster zambini lube, however last I checked that product has been end of lifed, thankfully I still have about a hundred pounds of it, so I don't have to drop everything to go find a new lube. Some people I know (commercial casters) like the ballisticast lube, and I think magma also sells a lube of their own.

    Magma Lube

    Hard lubes are best for rounds that you're going to handle a bunch, or if you're doing big batches. Unless you're doing big batches or handling the bullets in the dead of winter.
     
  7. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Use a heat lamp, it will come right out.
     
  8. Janes

    Janes Enid, Oklahoma Member

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    I used a heat gun to heat it up where I could pour it out