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brdhnt
PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 4:02 pm  Reply with quote
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In the past when reloading Fiocchi's steel based 16 gauge shells, some of the cases took an excessive amount of pressure to resize. There was even some shaving of the brass palting and the steel which always made me doubt the safety of the shells.

Last year while visiting with one of the technicians at Hodgdon powder he told me to use a small amount of metallic resizing lube while doing these Fiocchi shells.

I used some RCBS case lube on a Q-tip and found that if I put a small amount of the lube on one case out of every twenty that they went through the resizer slick as snot on a doorknob.

I just finished a case of these and using the lube made it much easier and without any excessive pressure on the handle.

I will do this on any steel based cased in the future. This is really one of those ideas that I thought Duh! Why didn't Ithink of that?

Anyway, it works very well. Try it.

TMB
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hoashooter
PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 5:14 pm  Reply with quote
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Were you using a ring or collet resizer??
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brdhnt
PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 10:10 pm  Reply with quote
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HOA,

I did the shells on a single stage Mec with a ring resizer and on a progressive with a collet style. It worked best with the ring resizer but it also seemed to require less pressure on the collet style. I didn't get have to do that "extra effort last push" on the station.

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woodcock
PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 9:02 am  Reply with quote
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BP's 'Motor Mica' (or whatever they call it these days) will work also and I find it less messy. I periodically 'dip' one hull and size away.
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mdoerner
PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 1:21 pm  Reply with quote
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Isn't mica a carcinogen? Or is that different than "Motor Mica"?

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woodcock
PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 2:33 pm  Reply with quote
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Mica is not listed as a carcinogen or as a potential carcinogen by the National Toxicology Program of the United States Public Health Service--------------now if you decide to use asbestos-------------------
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