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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by AJC1, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. AJC1

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    Which product is the correct stuff for making case lube. Looking on Amazon at the food grade stuff for about 2 dollars an ounce. Is that right.
     
  2. Texas10mm

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    I had to check. It's gone up a bit since I bought mine. I bought 16 ounces, more than a lifetime supply, for $22.

    But yeah, you want liquid lanolin.
     
  3. ericuda

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    Just curious why, a tin of imperial lube will last until you grow tired of opening the same old can.
     
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  4. AJC1

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    I was going to use some spray for sizing bullets in a lee swedging die. No chance I use ISL on each bullet.
     
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    Home Health Liquid Lanolin pure emollient oil

    The reason is that you never get tired of thinking about the time you saved with lanolin plus rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle vs waxing every case. I can spray a total of 300+ 223 Rem cases in about 4 batches in less than 10 minutes. Add in the time to clean the die about once for spraying the case shoulders for those 300 cases and you're still time ahead.
    Additionally, a reloader can spray straight wall cases for the smoothest operation of a carbide die.
     
  6. AJC1

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    Picked up the 16 oz bottle for 24.
     
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    Thx for clarification. I dont volume size much but makes sense.
     
  8. GaryL

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    I do that. I've had a couple of nickel plated 357mag cases crumple a little going into the sizing die. It doesn't take much lube to prevent that.
     
  9. Skgreen

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    Of course, there are several ready-made spray on lubes available, but,,,, not sure if they would or wouldn't function for the OP's intended purpose.
    I have a $10 spray bottle of RCBS case lube that seems to be lasting far longer than I ever thought it would.
     
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    I use the red "heat" fuel conditioner 1 bottle to 1oz lanolin, shake well before use, use sparingly.
     
  13. Texas10mm

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    Hornady One Shot works very well for sizing bullets.
     
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    I used the Home Health one, but when it’s gone I’ll get some PEG 75 lanolin. Water soluble, so easier to remove. For brass, maybe a soak rather a wet tumble again.
     
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  15. AJC1

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    So you prefer using one shot over the home made lube? Seems like that would get very expensive.
     
  16. mrawesome22-250

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    8 parts water to 1 part liquid Ballistol.

    Mix in a spray bottle. Load up 50 in a block, spritz them, let dry.

    Works fantastic.
     
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  17. Texas10mm

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    Not really. I've been using the same small can of One Shot for three years, I use it on brass and sometimes on bullets.

    Mostly I use this product http://hi-performancebulletcoatings.com/sizing-lube/aqua-lube-5000/ for bullets now. It's slicker than snot on a doorknob and a little goes a LONG ways. I'm using two pumps on 15 lbs of bullets.

    Of course this is PC or Hi-Tek bullets. Conventional lube doesn't need anything extra on the bullets.
     
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  18. waldens

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    Ballistol mixes with water?! I gotta try it. I like the stuff, but the smell doesn’t like me. This might help with that, and use up the liquid Ballistol I have.
     
  19. mrawesome22-250

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    Yes. Ballistol emulsifies in water.
     
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