Over the years, I’ve used quite a bit of spray lube for case sizing, most of the time Hornady One-Shot for pistol, and Dillon DCL for rifle. As my supply of Dillon DCL dwindled, I started looking at other options. Dillon DCL has worked well, but leaves a sticky residue that’s hard to wipe (or tumble) off the cases. Then I talked with the 6.5 guys who swore by (not at) their home brew lanolin case lube (a formula they found online if memory serves).
Per the 65guys instructions, I ordered the same components and spray bottles, and these worked out great:
- Swan Isopropyl Alcohol, 99%, Pint, 16 OZ (2-pack)
- Home Health Liquid Lanolin, 4 Ounce
- Chemical Guys ACC_121.16HD-3PK Chemical Resistant Heavy Duty Bottle and Sprayer (16 oz) (Pack of 3)
As shown in the video, I found the following process to work well:
- Draw a line marked “alcohol” 4″ up from the bottom of the spray bottle.
- Draw a line marked “lanolin” .4″ up from the alcohol line.
- Fill the bottle with 99% isopropyl alcohol up to the alcohol line.
- Pour lanolin into the bottle until the fluid level is at the lanolin line.
- Gently shake/tip to mix until there’s no lanolin at the bottom of the bottle.
That’s it! Your case lube is ready to use! Just put some brass in a bin, spray, re-arrange, spray again, then wait 5 minutes for a quick flash-dry. Hope you find this useful!
Anyone else out there using homemade lanolin case lube? Please share your experiences!