DIY case lube

brushape

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Ran out of the usual one shot I have been using and with our national shutdown it’s looking like I won’t be able to get any for a bit. Has anyone else come up with a home made case lube using common supplies that doesn’t need to be cleaned off before loading?


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Mosby

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I have never tried a DIY lube, so I can't be much help there. I have used the Hornady case lube and still use it but I prefer the Dillon Case lube to it. Its non aerosol and seems to last forever. I get it at Scheel's and its in stock fwiw.
 

BuckSnort

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liquid lanolin and 99% isopropyl alcohol.. Google the ratio's but I think its like 4:1

Basically you spray it on, let the alcohol evaporate then run them through the dies.. I use it when I'm running the Dillon progressive press, works good..
 

jruff002

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i use mineral oil mixed w/alcohol and works good, same principle like bucksnort said spray it and let the alco evaporate.. sorry dont remember the ratio off top of my head
 

mthuntr

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liquid lanolin and 99% isopropyl alcohol.. Google the ratio's but I think its like 4:1

Basically you spray it on, let the alcohol evaporate then run them through the dies.. I use it when I'm running the Dillon progressive press, works good..
I do this...last forever! Be sure it's 99% alcohol also Heat fuel additive works as long as you use the plain alcohol version
 

Sobrbiker

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“Doesn’t need to be cleaned off before reloading”....
Many don’t need to be, most (if not all) should be.

Lanolin/alcohol is my choice (that’s all Dillon’s case lube is).
 
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brushape

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Thanks for the replies guys, ended up finding some old Lee lube that I’ll run for now


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trailrider121

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Lately I've been using coconut oil when sizing brass. Little bit goes a long way. Zero issues to date. I bet if you mix it with Isopropyl alcohol it would work well .
 
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