a cautionary, yet funny story.


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interlock
October 19, 2009, 05:27 AM
i am a keen reloader. the reloading lube i use is 1:8 lanolin and isopropyl alchohol. this is kept in a plastic plunger type spray bottle. before use i have to bring it in the house and stand it on a radiator to help it mix better.

I have a jack russel terrier. he is a one dog rat killing machine. He has a propensity for chewing up plastic bottles.

On friday evening i decided to do a bit of loading so duly bought in my lube and stood it on the kitchen radiator. However, i didn't get to do my loading and forgot about the tub of lube.

On saturday morning i came down stairs to a scene of devastation. the floor sweeping brush had been destroyed, the mop destroyed. The terrier was behavinhg very strangley and was very very unruly and naughty. Turns out that he had got the tub from the radiator and chewed it up. Then he had licked the lanolin smelling contents up and was drunk as a skunk. He was a terrible drunk, aggressive and silly.

On saturday afternoon, he calmed down and spent the afternoon curled up on the sofa watching rugby with me and his hangover.

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Sport45
October 19, 2009, 05:30 AM
IPA is not good stuff. Your lucky there wasn't much in the mix or the pup would be gone.

I'm glad it turned out well.

interlock
October 19, 2009, 05:57 AM
Yes a drop of alkaseltzer and a good snooze infront of the TV was spot on

FROGO207
October 19, 2009, 07:08 AM
Everyone can use a little dog help on occasion.:D Glad all turned out OK with that mix.:o My cat loves to sling the empty brass out of the tubs and roll it across the floor and under various furniture. Whenever I come up short for a batch the yardstick will help yield enough to fill the block.:rolleyes:

kelbro
October 19, 2009, 09:11 AM
It's one part lanolin to eight parts alcohol. That's about what, 176 proof?

interlock
October 19, 2009, 11:01 AM
It's one part lanolin to eight parts alcohol. That's about what, 176 proof?
i am not altogether sure. enough to make one small dog very drunk and to teach me a lesson

Marlin 45 carbine
October 19, 2009, 12:10 PM
I have one of those dogs. he watches me closely when I'm at my loading bench that dern thing is so smart = any smarter and I'd try to train him to run my second press to seat/crimp.
he is a sqaucks worst nightmare.

rcmodel
October 19, 2009, 02:01 PM
Lucky the dog survived.
Isopropyl alcohol is about twice as toxic as ethanol or grain alcohol, and acts as a central nervous system (CNS) depressant. It can also cause liver & kidney damage & blindness.

The dog may not be out of the woods yet.

Might want to consult a vet.

rc

jwl3715
October 19, 2009, 07:13 PM
sorry about the dog but I took something different from your post. I'm new to reloading and I'm finding I really don;t like case lube. Unless I'm doing something wrong, it is sticky and has a knack for tarnishing up brass I just cleaned. The idea of a spray bottle sounds good to me. Can you tell me more about your lube? Where do you get the components? How do you mix it? Are there any other alternatives to case lube pads that people would recommend?

Marlin 45 carbine
October 19, 2009, 08:20 PM
even with a pad you still are better off if you use a brush to clean the inside neck and lightly lube it too. a pad won't do that.
you'll get lots of opinions on lube the best I've used a spray can 'SIZE-ALL' with good results for large quantity of brass properly cleaned and arranged on upright on a paper plate.
for just a few cases I use pharmacy lanolin which will do fine even for large amounts but tedious to apply properly. go easy on the lube for the neck/shoulder outsides just a slight 'wipe' with lube moistened cloth. that's where you will get your stuck cases, the neck in and out.

rfwobbly
October 19, 2009, 10:06 PM
the reloading lube I use is 1:8 lanolin and isopropyl alcohol

Sounds like a great treatment for dry, chapped hands if nothing else. And a wonderful ploy.

I can hear my wife saying, "Your hands are so rough. Why don't you spend this weekend reloading." !!!

:rolleyes:

Remo-99
October 20, 2009, 02:21 PM
Isopropyl alcohol is about twice as toxic as ethanol or grain alcohol,

All alcohols being toxic to animals as well as people, we have a certain level of tolerance against the more complex/drinking alcohol(and some people more so than others ;) ).

The main consern is with the simple alcohols breaking down into toxins within the body causing damage to organs etc.
Alot of folks don't understand that drinking alcohol has adverse effects on pets, let alone the damage that can be caused by simple alcohols.

rcmodel
October 20, 2009, 03:30 PM
Sounds like a great treatment for dry, chapped hands if nothing else.That is the up side.

The down side is, it makes you smell like a wet sheep.

rc

jcwit
October 20, 2009, 04:18 PM
I still like my aerosol can of spray teflon but out under the Blaster name. Dump a few 100 cases into a 3 lb. butter tub and spray 2/3 seconds and awaaaaay we go. No muss, no fuss, and no tarnish, and best of all nothing to containment the powder.

Cheap to,Menards has them on sale sometimes for $1.00 a can and other times free if you send in the rebate.

GaryL
October 20, 2009, 09:29 PM
sorry about the dog but I took something different from your post. I'm new to reloading and I'm finding I really don;t like case lube.Get yourself a can of Imperial Sizing Die Wax. It's ~$5-$6, and lasts a long time. You only use a little bit, and whatever you use needs to be cleaned off the case anyway.

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