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I use a small brass screw driver   Insert and move it around a bit and the lube comes out. Easy solution.

I know ,I know  it is not  rocket science so it must not work.:D

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I use a Q tip with solvent and a mirror. Went to coated bullets and no more build up in the dies.

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11 minutes ago, Eyesa Horg said:

I use a Q tip with solvent and a mirror. Went to coated bullets and no more build up in the dies.

What type of solvent are you using?

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Usually just sprayed a little Birchwood Casey Gun Cleaner on the Q tip. Brake cleaner worked too. If you're getting a lot of build up, make a habit of doing it every time you add more primers and the build up will be minimal and come right out.

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Yep. Scrape out the heavy stuff and then wipe out the rest with a solvent on a Q tip. I use gun cleaning fluid or mineral spirits. 
 

Sam Sackett 

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1 hour ago, Beartrap SASS#57175 said:

Any tips for getting lube build up out of seating dies without having to disassemble the die and readjust it?

You might want to take it out and give it a good cleaning once then periodically use the swab or whatever to maintain.  I was always amazed at how much lube accumulated up in the die. Put a couple register marks on the die and press before removing the die. Should get you pretty close when putting back together.  Should be minimal adjustment to get back to your setting. Spay cleaner/ brake cleaner and brass pistol brush cleans them right up. Switched to coated bullets years ago, problem solved. 
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You've already received the answer I would've given for cleaning.  That said. this is one of the reasons I went with Dillon dies.  Pull a pin and the seating stem drops right out.  Clean it and put it back in, reseat the pin and your setting never changes.

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Use a little more bell.  Don't over lube.  A key element is accurate adjustment of your lubri-sizer.

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What dies do you have?

 

 I use Dillon dies in my Dillon 550.  The internals drop out easily when the retaining clip is removed.  Soak them in a cup of mineral spirits, wipe them out, and reinstall.  No readjustment required.

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