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Case Lube Recipe

In the past when loading rifle, I used the RCBS case lube and a lube pad, and it worked well. In retrospect, maybe not totally great, because I do remember getting one or two rifle cases stuck in the sizing die after I thought I had applied lube.

Anyway, that method of applying lube, and that type of lube, was not a viable option when I started having to size hundreds of .223 brass. Lubing each case one at a time was a bad thought.

Being an RCBS and Lyman product user, I decided to buy the Lyman case lube spray. Commencing sizing, Within a few minutes I had my first stuck .223 case. Thinking there was a problem with my applicataion of lube, I re-lubed all the brass again, using more spray than before. The results were not different. My reloading press was not impressed with the lube, and treated me as if I had done a shoddy job of case lubing.

Being a Hornady fan, I bought the One-Shot, in spite of reading internet posts of it being less than satisfactory. The One-Shot worked very well. Applied properly, I had no problem resizing hundreds of .223 brass. When I was done, I realised I had used about half the can. That was for just one reloading session. Considering that the product is imported, and not cheap, I felt that I had to try find a better alternative with respect to price and availability. I didn't want to have to end up rolling two hundred brass on a lube pad because the One-Shot was out of stock.

Almighty Google answered my prayer for a case lube, by serving me with pages of a home-made recipe. In all the posts using this combination of ingredients, there were no negatives, and some even claiming that commercial case lube is just a variation of this very simple recipe. Here, I'm using the same recipe, just showing exactly how to do it easily.

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