It's good enough stuff, but not worth the trouble of applying it except when you are doing drastic case reforming. Even for that, I have switched to anyhydous lanolin. Have the lanolin around for other purposes, and it is at least as good.
I generally use Imperial wax because it's easy to work with and convenient. The only time I don't use it is when resizing hundreds of cases at a time, as for prarie dog shooting. When I do larger numbers of cases like that, I use RCBS water-soluble case lube, which I later wash off, then let the cases dry.
In smaller batches of 50 or fewer cases, which is my typical usage, the Imperial is very handy. It takes only a tiny amount of the wax to lubricate the brass. Then I wipe the lube off with a paper towel that has been wet with rubbing alcohol. I think I've even done 100 cases this way and found it to be more convenient than waiting for cases to dry.
I've tried all three, RCBS case lube on a pad, Imperial wax and liquid lanolin/alcohol (Dillion spray), and the Dillon spray is by far the easiest to use. I've also never had any problems over applying the Imperial wax or Dillon spray. I've got to agree though that in situations where I wanted the most lubrication I'd use the Imperial wax.
I like the Imperial Sizing Die Wax better than anything I have used, I just put a little on my finger and wipe it on the case. The only problem I have is that it seems like I put a very small amount on the case but often times get dents from having to much. Does anyone else have this problem with it?
I've heard mostly good things about Imperial Sizing Die wax but really never used it until Redding took it over. I got a can. Stuck two or three cases and the rest were very difficult to size. Decided it's now junk and tossed it. I'd be very wary of the new stuff Redding is selling under the name. I use RCBS spray lube exclusively now.
Rudy, I take a piece of cardboard and sit the cases in rows on it. I space them from an inch to two inches apart and each alternate row sits so the cases are in the spaces between the previous row to increase the chance of lube getting on each. I use as many rows as needed. I then spray the lube from slightly above the cases to also get some into the case necks on the inside. I spray all cases on two sides and let them sit a couple minutes to uniformly coat them.
I size them and drop the sized cases in a tumbler loaded with corn cob media. This effectively removes all lube with no work on my part. I've never had a misfire using this method and it's about as quick and easy as far as work expended as I've found.
I called an order in to Midsouth Shooters Supply today and ordered three more bottles of the stuff. I like to keep several bottles on hand at all times and was getting low.
It does tend to clog the spray nozzle from time to time. To avoid this keep some regular rubbing alcohol in an empty bottle marked to let you know it's alcohol not lube. When you finish lubing for the day take out the nozzle and insert in alcohol bottle and pump it a few times, then put it back in lube bottle and your ready to go next time. It is not water soluable but is alcohol soluable.
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