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    Home made Case lube

    I expect a lot of you know about this already but for those who don't please read on.

    A while ago a friend gave me some once fired ppu brass in .243 so last week i decided to full length size the cases to use in my own rifle.
    I put the die in the press as per instructions and gave the cases a good spray of lymans quick spray lube, after about the forth go the case jammed in the die so i had to take it to the workshop to remove it, i started again and the case got stuck again, so i took the die and some cases to a friend who used rcbs number 2 lube on a pad. We re sized the cases without further problems, I looked on line for case lube and found a youtube clip of a chap making his own, he was using one part of liquid lanoline to twelve parts isopropanol, i went on ebay and ordered some, mixed it up and put it in a small hand spray placing a stainless nut inside so you can shake it up before use, i sprayed some cases and left them for a few minutes to let the isopropanol evaporate, then went on to resize the cases with no further problems, it works a treat,

    cheers Geoff

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    Great stuff! Do you know if it has any effect on the propellant? Can you use the case right away or would you need to make certain you clean them before charging?
    A Man should be wise, but never too wise. He who does not know his fate in advance is free of care

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    i see no reason why you could not use the case right away as the isopropanol evaporates and leaves the case lubed, i would just clean off the lube with a piece of kitchen role, i have not noticed any change in accuracy using this lube so i would say no it has no effect on the propellant,
    Last edited by geoffrey; 15-02-2015 at 13:53.

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    Even better. Only reason I asked was I've seen lubes that make a big deal out of not affecting the powder & just wondered
    A Man should be wise, but never too wise. He who does not know his fate in advance is free of care

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    I have used STP oil treatment in the past as a lube,works fine looks and smells the same as RBS lube can get it in Halford and most motor stores.

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    surely you clean the cases afterwards anyway? No?

    lube in the inside neck is going to compromise neck tension and at best create inconsistency

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    I use the DIY lube made with lanolin, I just tumble the cases for an hour after resizing to remove the lube - they were cleaned before resizing

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    I got some cases stuck when sizing 7.62 to 243 and ended up using castor oil. No more problems. Easy to get and never jams. If you have constipation a table spoon will loosen you up a treat.

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    2.99

    Five years on and less than half empty.


    K
    The enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.

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    Ha!
    too funny, used to use that when I had hair!
    probably some lying around here unused for 5 years

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