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Here is the podcast that explains the process a bit and has a bunch of other reloading info: http://precisionriflepodcast.com/prp-094-six-five-guys-interview/Pretty awesome stuff.
My dad was fond of anhydrous lanolin for resizing lube, purchased from a druggist in the late 60's early 70's. as with many things, his wisdom lasts.
My great grandfather and grand father made ammo in California and Nevada in a traveling wagon during the late 1800's. My grandfather and Father did the same then went to Europe during both world wars and made Ammo for resistance fighters.They made everything from scrap. They melted down copper cooking utensils for the most part but also coins and other copper Items. Alloyed it with Zinc they got from building hardware and roofing. They would melt it down, cast a test sample into a 1/2" cylinder about 6" long. Put it in a roller to flatten it to the correct width, test it in a jig to see if the alloy was correct, Use a hand punch and hammer to punch out blanks then draw it to the right size and shape in a hand press. Their preferred lube was pig fat. They would draw the cartridges then throw them in a boiling pot of water with a strainer in it. When the strainer got full they would take out the strainer and dump the cases into a box. At the end of the day they cooked beans in the water....
Been using 90% alcohol 10-1 with lanolin for years resizing my brass. I guess everything old is new again...
Been using lanolin+isopropanol home brew spray lube for years with bottleneck rifle cartridges. I use a lube rack for the spray phase.I earlier had switched to using a Redding carbide neck expander which completely avoids needing any lube inside the necks, which avoids any cleanout or powder contamination issues inside the cases too. The carbide works much better than a steel expander plus lube inside the necks.RSR
Here is the link to the write up and video from the 6.5 Guys website. http://www.65guys.com/brass-case-resizing-lube/-- Steve
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