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Lanolin oil sizing lube? #7744886 02/13/20 04:35 PM
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Anyone use lanolin oil mixes for sizing lube?..... If so I would appreciate the recipe

A buddy of mine that reloads extensively says he mixes lanolin oil and denatured alcohol until it "looks right" and swears by it being better than commercial lube; I would just like a more detailed formula.

Re: Lanolin oil sizing lube? [Re: deewayne2003] #7744901 02/13/20 04:51 PM
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Ive heard the same. Personally I look no further than one-shot. If I have heavier duty sizing I break out the lube pad.


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Re: Lanolin oil sizing lube? [Re: deewayne2003] #7744918 02/13/20 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by deewayne2003

Anyone use lanolin oil mixes for sizing lube?..... If so I would appreciate the recipe

A buddy of mine that reloads extensively says he mixes lanolin oil and denatured alcohol until it "looks right" and swears by it being better than commercial lube; I would just like a more detailed formula.


Thats all I use. Dillon case lube is the same.

Re: Lanolin oil sizing lube? [Re: deewayne2003] #7744926 02/13/20 05:03 PM
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A friend of mine got me using Vaseline for resizing lube.

Re: Lanolin oil sizing lube? [Re: deewayne2003] #7744951 02/13/20 05:20 PM
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I make my own using liquid lanolin and 99% pure Isopropyl alcohol. I only have to mix it once or twice a year, I would have to look to see the exact ratio, but pretty sure I use 2 oz liquid lanolin to 16 oz of alcohol. Supposedly the Iso Heet works just as well since it is 98.5% alcohol, but I have never tried it. The mix I have works real well for me though. I have never had a stuck case with it.

Re: Lanolin oil sizing lube? [Re: deewayne2003] #7745072 02/13/20 07:16 PM
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I have never understood the interest in making something myself that is readily available, cheap, and works fine. How is homemade case lube better than Unique, Imperial, or any other can of paste? Seems like a waste of time to me.

Re: Lanolin oil sizing lube? [Re: deewayne2003] #7745094 02/13/20 07:41 PM
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Its cheap, it works better than most of the things I have tried in 30 years of reloading, and literally takes less than 5 minutes to make. I still use Imperial every now and then for certain things, but it is slower. The diy spray is really fast and easy for bulk reloading. Why would I not use it?

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I use mink oil with flawless results.


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Re: Lanolin oil sizing lube? [Re: garyrapp55] #7745204 02/13/20 09:40 PM
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Originally Posted by garyrapp55
I have never understood the interest in making something myself that is readily available, cheap, and works fine. How is homemade case lube better than Unique, Imperial, or any other can of paste? Seems like a waste of time to me.



I'm looking to try something different because the last couple of times I used Hornady 1 shot I was NOT impressed!

Re: Lanolin oil sizing lube? [Re: deewayne2003] #7745260 02/13/20 10:38 PM
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Imperial, or Hornady Unique is too easy.

Re: Lanolin oil sizing lube? [Re: deewayne2003] #7745390 02/14/20 12:25 AM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgsimvLoddo

I have used it with no issues but I admit I mainly just use One Shot for convenience.


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Re: Lanolin oil sizing lube? [Re: deewayne2003] #7745452 02/14/20 01:26 AM
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Why not KY His and Hers. Hers for 6.5 and His for all the manly cases.
Just kidding. I use Unique with no problems, I have had problems with One Shot though.


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Re: Lanolin oil sizing lube? [Re: 22Mules] #7745547 02/14/20 02:57 AM
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Originally Posted by 22Mules
Why not KY His and Hers. Hers for 6.5 and His for all the manly cases.
Just kidding. I use Unique with no problems, I have had problems with One Shot though.


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Re: Lanolin oil sizing lube? [Re: deewayne2003] #7745552 02/14/20 03:00 AM
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I like the Dillon lube. I’ve threatened to mix up a bottle or two of the home grown stuff but never have, surprisingly.


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Re: Lanolin oil sizing lube? [Re: deewayne2003] #7745807 02/14/20 02:07 PM
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Sounds like case lube is about as ford/chevy/ram as about anything else.


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