Whidden full length sizing bushing die issue

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Hey so I have a problem with my whidden full length bushing die in 223 rem. Or maybe not I don't know.. it it leaves these lines like tooling marks around the neck and towards the case head. Not sure if you can see it in the pics but has anyone had this problem before
 

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918v

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I think you did not break the die in properly. I would clean the die with sweets 762 or barnes cr10 and then lube the inside of the die with imperial on a q tip. Then break the die in by running a case in partially and pulling out, then lubing the case again and going in a little more, then repeating until the whole case was in.
 
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I think you did not break the die in properly. I would clean the die with sweets 762 or barnes cr10 and then lube the inside of the die with imperial on a q tip. Then break the die in by running a case in partially and pulling out, then lubing the case again and going in a little more, then repeating until the whole case was in.
Should I use a case that I don't want anymore? And I don't have either of those cleaners but I have boretech cleaners and montana xtreme iosso jb bore thorro flush will any of those work?
 

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    Like a matte silver I bought it from directly from whidden
    Whidden typically has some of the nicest internal finish. I clean my dies every time I use them with acetone and then just hose them down with one shot prior to use. contact whidden and have them swap it out for you.
     

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    Should I use a case that I don't want anymore? And I don't have either of those cleaners but I have boretech cleaners and montana xtreme iosso jb bore thorro flush will any of those work?

    If they dissolve copper then yes. You need a strong copper solvent.
     
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    Ah, that's assuming you have copper built up in there causing the striations.

    Take a look. It should be visible, right?

    If not, then any gun solvent will do followed by any case lube, in my very limited and probably uninformed opinion.

    I use Hornady Gun Scrubber to clean dies, and BoreTech if I find any copper in there, and then lube with One Shot
     

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    It’s good to go, shows you where on the case was sized. Disappears after you fire the case. The main thing it sizes the brass where it needs to be.
     

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    I use the Hornady one shot and have never had an issue like this with my redding type s bushing die

    I think you did not break the die in properly.
    This may be the issue. Every die manufacturer's instructions say to clean thoroughly and lubricate the interior prior to use. If not followed microscopic flakes of brass end up sticking to the steel from the first piece of brass, giving that "sand-blasted" look.
     
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    This may be the issue. Every die manufacturer's instructions say to clean thoroughly and lubricate the interior prior to use. If not followed microscopic flakes of brass end up sticking to the steel from the first piece of brass, giving that "sand-blasted" look.
    I did clean it and lubed it not as thorough as like the guy on here said.. whidden also emailed me back and said it's normal