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Old 02-24-2014, 4:23 PM
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So I got my order in from Amazon to make my own case lube.

I mixed about 1/2 oz of Pure liquid lanolin and about 2 oz of 99% alcohol. I mixed in a little 4 oz cosmetic mist bottle. I did 2 squirts on 20 223 cases and let them dry for a few minutes. They sized easily. I am pretty impressed. Once I get a few 30-06 cases I am gonna size them.
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Old 02-24-2014, 4:29 PM
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That's it...going to try this. Tired of Hornady case lube. Thanks for the input.
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I have been wanting to try this.
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Old 02-24-2014, 4:34 PM
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I heard people doing a 1 to 12 mix so I may slowly dilute it and see how it goes. I purposely started with only a few ounces so I can experiment.
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Old 02-24-2014, 5:34 PM
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I guess I'm going to give this a shot, since One Shot is not doing it for rifle cases for me. It works on pistol brass, and is water soluble, so it's not a complete waste. After I load my pistol brass, I just wipe them down with a damp micro fiber cloth, and they are as clean as a whistle.
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I was surprised how well this works - I have actually started (in theory anyway) loading .223 again because of how well it works

I think I am using a 1:10 ratio lanolin - iosHeet (couldn't find 99% alcohol locally)
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Been wondering about this as my bottle of dillon case lube gets low.
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Old 02-24-2014, 9:04 PM
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I've been doing this for 2 years now, purchased my pure lanolin from whole food and the rubbing alcohol from CVS.

I think I'm using about a 1 to 20 ratio mixture and could lean that out some more. That mix works well for 9MM but haven't used it on rifle brass.

It is cheaper than any premade lube and seems to work just as well.
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I was surprised how well this works - I have actually started (in theory anyway) loading .223 again because of how well it works

I think I am using a 1:10 ratio lanolin - iosHeet (couldn't find 99% alcohol locally)
I had a hard time finding 99% alcohol too but I finally found it at Safeway.
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Old 02-24-2014, 9:25 PM
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I've been using this for about a year now. Cheap and works great, haven't switched back to previous case lubes.
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Old 02-25-2014, 9:20 AM
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This mix is awesome, I'm on about 1-10 ratio, and it just flat out works. I keep it in a spray bottle that was originally meant for spraying cooking oil. The nozzle is a built in pump that you pressurize with the lid, so it becomes almost like an aerosol spray. So awesome, everyone needs to do this

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I do a 1:10 ratio...this is the only one that works well for me. I've been using this method for almost a year now and its so much cheaper to make yourself.

This is the only thing that has worked well for me for my .308 mil brass resizing. One shot doesnt even work as Im resizing with a small base die.

To make the solution more effective, I use a large plastic container with a lid, dump a bunch of brass into it, do about 5-10 sprays depending on how much brass I have in there and shake-n-bake the hell out of it. This saves a lot of the mixture because you're not losing any to a paper towel or surface if you decide to lay the brass on a surface and spray and roll the brass to distribute the lanolin. Try this...you'll thank me!

Also, after I resize, I wet tumble to get the lanolin off.
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Does anyone tumble with corn cob media to get this lube off? Wondering if that works ok.
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Old 02-25-2014, 4:40 PM
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Does anyone tumble with corn cob media to get this lube off? Wondering if that works ok.
After loading 9mm I do tumble in corncob (using walnut is fine too) to remove the sticky feeling on the brass.

Tumbling loaded ammo is ok (there are threads in here where it's discussed and one person tumbled loaded ammo for a month to see if any issues, there were not)

Tumble for 15 min or so is all that you need.
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I had a hard time finding 99% alcohol too but I finally found it at Safeway.
Is there any reason not to use denatured alcohol from Home Depot? Pretty cheap by the big can.
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I've been using this a few month too and it works great. I do 2oz(half a bottle of lanolin) to a bottler of alchohol(16oz)so that an 8:1 ratio. 99% can be found pretty easy at medical supply stores and i find lanolin at health food stores.
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Old 02-25-2014, 5:38 PM
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5% lanolin and 99% IPA is what I am using for my 308 and 556 cases. Works great.

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Old 02-25-2014, 5:59 PM
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I have also been using 97% IPA. However, it does take sometime for the alcohol to dry off after it is apply to the case. My latest variation of home made lube is made out of lanolin and acetone. Acetone should flash off within seconds.

By the way, lanolin is also good for your hand as moisturizer.

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If anyone is interested in lanolin PM me. Sammy
Are you selling lanolin?
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Old 02-25-2014, 6:03 PM
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i went to amazon.com and ordered both lanolin and 99% isopropyl alcohol, and used a pretty exact 1:12 dilution. hey, who says pharmacy is not a practical profession. i noticed that the resulting solution was darker than the bottle of dillon case lube. i suspect that their dilution is even higher, maybe 1:15.

i already used mine and also had great results. make sure you use the 99% anhydrous isoproanol (isopropyl alcohol). the 70% solution of ipa was reported by others to have some problems.
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Old 03-02-2014, 7:38 PM
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So I sized some 308 and 30-06 today and they ran through the sizing die like butter. I had one 30-06 that seemed really tight so I took it out and someone had resized the neck a lot smaller so I went slow and it resized back to saami specs just fine. I diluted the mix before hand to where I am about 1 to 10 ratio and still worked great.
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