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Old October 20, 2006, 01:40 PM   #1
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Sizing Lubricant

Do any of you all have any suggestion for "homemade" lube?

I am in the middle of sizing 243, and realizied that I am out. BPS quit carrying anything but powder and primers, and I have no other local source for supplies.

WD-40 isn't working too good.
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Old October 20, 2006, 01:51 PM   #2
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Oil soap?

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Old October 20, 2006, 01:54 PM   #3
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I am gonna try some "Mothers" caranuba wax and see how that goes.

Be right back..
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Old October 20, 2006, 03:38 PM   #4
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AH Ha!

That worked very nicely!

I smeared some on my case lube pad, and viola!

I even resized some 308 to 243 without much trouble at all!

150 cases and not one stuck!

I tossed them in the tumbler and they are shining up quite nicely as well.

I shall have to see how this works out at the range and such, but at first blush, I think I have found a replacement for "store bought" lube.
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Old October 20, 2006, 04:43 PM   #5
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I use Imperial Sizing Die Wax.Little dabb will do ya.WD 40 is not a very good lubricant.STP oil treatment will work but it's messy.
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Old October 20, 2006, 04:53 PM   #6
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Olive oil works but is a bit messy
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Old October 20, 2006, 05:31 PM   #7
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The old RCBS pad lube was essentially identical to the original STP formula, and the latter would substitute for it nicely.

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Old October 20, 2006, 10:46 PM   #8
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I usually use Imperial Sizing Die Wax.
Anhydrous lanolin also works very well. In fact, many sizing lubes contain lanolin.
I've also used "Bag Balm" (cow udder ointment). It's a petroleum jelly/lanolin blend. It works very well as a sizing lube.
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