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Doing some reloading this week and thought about sharing the following formula in this Thread.

Making your own good quality Case Lube is very simple. You will need go to your local pharmacy to get the ingredients.
You will need two components. #1 Liquid Lanolin #2 99% Isopropyl Alcohol
********(Do not use 92%!)*******
*Before Mixing put the containers of the two components in hot water that is around 105-110 degrees for around three minutes before Mixing the two together. *Not over an open flame or in a hot pan!!!!! Poor the water into a seperate container after heating and then set the components in their original container in the water.
Then Mix 1 Part Liquid Lanolin to 4 or 5 Parts Isopropyl Alcohol depending on which you like best!

That is all there is to it! Happy Loading!

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Very cool.
 

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I have used full synthetic motor oil too. Apply on a small foam pad and it will last a long time.
 

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Then there is the default mix. The old standby NRA formula of 50 percent liquid ALOX and 50 percent beeswax.
 

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I have tried about every product sold. I use an 40 year old Rock Chuck. Load about 2000, to 3000 total rounds a year of the following 223, 243, 25-35, 260, 270, 7mm-08, 300 Savage, 30-06 and 358 Win. For the last few years I found Dillon Case Lube to work best on the cartridges I load, and all are easy cartridge to size. One 8 oz spray bottle at 8.95 last over a year.
 

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I was at home yesterday w/o any case lube and didn't want to leave so I tried several different things. Most didn't work but PB Blaster penetrating oil worked great. Just spray a little on your fingers and rub it on the case. No more commercial case lube for me.
 

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What product do you use for the lanolin? The only liquid lanolin I found at CVS is for breastfeeding moms. Had to have the pharmacist order the 99% alcohol.
 

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I have used full synthetic motor oil too. Apply on a small foam pad and it will last a long time.
STP oil treatment works as well.
I was at home yesterday w/o any case lube and didn't want to leave so I tried several different things. Most didn't work but PB Blaster penetrating oil worked great. Just spray a little on your fingers and rub it on the case. No more commercial case lube for me.
Using petroleum distallates as case lube can get inside the case or primer pockets and contaminate the components leading to misfires or hangfires.

In the old days they used tallow, beeswax, whale fat, and other non petroleum distallates as lubricants for lubing bullets and cases. Today lanolin and various natural waxes are the primary lubes when the lube may comein contact with gunpowder or primers
 

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You need to use the 100% Liquid Lanolin. Most health stores also have it and you can also find it listed on Amazon.com


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Doing some reloading this week and thought about sharing the following formula in this Thread.

Making your own good quality Case Lube is very simple. You will need go to your local pharmacy to get the ingredients.
You will need two components. #1 Liquid Lanolin #2 99% Isopropyl Alcohol
********(Do not use 92%!)*******
*Before Mixing put the containers of the two components in hot water that is around 105-110 degrees for around three minutes before Mixing the two together. *Not over an open flame or in a hot pan!!!!! Poor the water into a seperate container after heating and then set the components in their original container in the water.
Then Mix 1 Part Liquid Lanolin to 4 or 5 Parts Isopropyl Alcohol depending on which you like best!

That is all there is to it! Happy Loading!

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use bee wax,paraffin,stp,and scented candle wax,
mix it up on burner for about 10min
pour into 1" pvc with a 1/4" wooded dowel
make its own hole to go into lube/sizer
or melt and pour into a pan with bul;lets setting up right so go slow
pan lubed ot 450 lubed
its a hard lube when cooled
 

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Everyone wants to be the "mad chemist". A quart of 80-90 gear oil will last a lifetime. Use on a stamp pad. It wipes off easily with an old towel.
 

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Wondering why not use Hornady's One Shot spray. I have that and Lee's lube. Not sure I want to start pouring motor oil or any petroleum based liquid on stuff. Thoughts?
 

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just saw the stp thread. Had a old timer whom passed away who said he has used stp for years. (just a dab on the fingers) Do you use a lube tray or just your fingers. I saw him use it both ways. I have most of the reloading equip. and am working on my room, but have never loaded a round.
 
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