Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by WW2 Collector, Jan 27, 2021.
Home-brew Dillon style case lube works wonderfully, been using it for years
if you google "case lube for cheap bastards", you can find the recipe.
Last time I went to amazon to order lanolin, they recommended alcohol and spray bottles, so it must be popular
Use Liquid Lanolin. You can buy it at Walmart.com
Or on E Bay.
Then get the red bottle of Heet Dry Gas.
I bought a semi see thru spray bottle of cleaner at walmart for 99 cents to use as my lube spray bottle.
Mix it ten to one.
I measured up 4 1/2 inches and put a line with a black sharpie pen.
Then measured up another 1/2 inch and put a line with the black sharpie.
Put the dry gas up to the first line, then the liquid lanolin up to your next line.
Shake it up and you are good to go.
After you spray your cases let yhem sit for five to ten minutes to give the achohol time to dry so you just have the lanolin on the cases for your lube.
If you jump the gun and resize before the achohol has time to dry you will get a STUCK CASE!.
You should buy or put together a stuck case set up.
I bought the stuff to remove stuck cases.
I drill bit, a 1/4 - 20 tap, a 9/16 socket, some 1/4 flat washers, a 1/4 - 20 bolt.
Wecome to the HighRoad and enjoy youself.
If you have any problems or questions feel free to ask. We are here to help each other.
Giving the alcohol time to flash off is most important.
I've tried Dillon and Midway's commercial spritz on equivalent with good results.
I've tried a can of Hornady's aerosol One Shot with dismal success.
Lanolin all the way for me. May one piece of advice is keep your die clean when using lanolin.
if you do use one shot a clean die is a must.
After sizing, I toss the brass in my media tumbler for thirty minutes and the brass is free of lube and ready to load.
I have polished the neck sizing ball and now it doesn't take as much neck lube
Quick trip to a general store and I found some of the Kiwi mink oil. Was a bit hesitant but gave it a whirl. After a couple of years I still have about half the can and it still works great.
I did try the lanolin alcohol spray but don't like it nearly as well. Like mentioned above, just a dab on a couple fingers and smeared in your palm then lay out 4 or 5 case and give them a roll.
Certainly cheap and easy enough to use I'll keep a tin around.
Hornady One Shot or WD-40 Specialist Dry Lube PTFE work great with zero mess.
Guess what I use.
each pull of the handle produces a processed case.
then dry tumble in 20/40 grit ( fine) corncob, it cleans off the caselube, and is too small to get into the primer holes
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