Used Lee 6.5x55 (85/86) sizing die and seating die with some surface rust although I would not expect it to cause any issues
I have rubbed the die heads with a little bit of scotchbrite to check the text and they came up shiny so I would suggest either just lubing or cleaning with scochbrite...
I have some basic Lee full length sizing and seating dies in .308 Winchester. If I upgraded to a more expensive set of dies could I expect to see any difference in the quality of the ammunition I produce, and therefore group sizes? If the answer is 'yes' what dies would people recommend?
Sold my .223 so need to get rid of my reloading bits. I have for sale (P&P included in all prices):
50 x Lapua match brass new boxed + 21 3 times fired. £25
167 x Vmax 55gr. £30
45x Sierra Blitzking 40gr + 32 Sierra GK SP 55gr. £10
Redding Body Die, Redding FL sizing die, Lee bullet seating...
For sale are used .38/.357 dies, making what I've found is an excellent pick-n-mix set.
All in an RCBS box:
Lyman shell holder
Lyman carbide full length sizer/de-capper
Lee powder-through expander
RCBS seater/roll crimp
Lee case length gauge
Apologies if this has been asked before, I have just purchased a set of reloading gear, and the Hornady dies I have bought recommend that they are cleaned before use to remove the anti rust coatings put on at the factory.
This seems logical, but I don't fancy buying the recommended...