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    forster case lube

    Can anyone point me to a supplier of this elixir in the UK (who has it in stock). The official distributor is Hanmans (sp) but they are not answering emails.
    Thanks
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    These people supply it:

    https://firingsolutions.co.uk/products/ukh1l3rfer

    Whether it's in stock or not is not known.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickee View Post
    These people supply it:

    https://firingsolutions.co.uk/products/ukh1l3rfer

    Whether it's in stock or not is not known.
    Thanks for that, I've sent them an email.
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    Try this its Lanoline and IPA mix look on You tube for it. Not had go yet seen it on the U tube lot cheaper and just spray it on with spray bottle.
    tell the mix on you tube

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    Make this mate nothing too it and it does work,

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgsimvLoddo

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    Thanks for that Simon. I wanted the Forsters because I'de found it to be the best of the lubes available by far (It made sizing .303 PPU brass like sizing new Winchester brass)
    This stuff looks like it could be a good alternative, I'll give it a go.
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    Ok mate, i not used it myself i got tube Lee lube left but think i will try this, can just spray it
    and use it sounds lot better to use.

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    If you get 5lt of Propan-2-ol (99.9%) and 2 bottles (2x118ml) of pure lanolin (typical quantities available online) and mix them all together you'll get a 21:1 mix and a lifetime's supply, almost.

    Listening to the experts on the net, anywhere from 10:1 to 25:1 seems to work. But 21:1 I know works and this way you have no leftovers and it makes measuring a doddle. Just let the alcohol evaporate before you size.
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    I still swear by Imperial Sizing Wax. One small tin seems to last forever.
    It's a bit of a bugger to get off but i wet tumble so no problem for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickee View Post
    I still swear by Imperial Sizing Wax. One small tin seems to last forever.
    It's a bit of a bugger to get off but i wet tumble so no problem for me.
    likewise with the Imperial sizing wax
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    Cheap brass case lube

    Want a really cheap but brilliantly effectively alternative?

    Go to Tesco or Sainsburys and buy a block of Trex cooking fat (less than a quid). Warm it up and put in two sticks of beeswax and melt it all together (the sticks together amount to about the size of a Mars bar.) Tiny little bit on your fingers, very sparingly apply to case and Bob's your uncle. This stuff also works as a cheap and effective muzzle loading lube and will also make your boots water resistant if you use it on them. Added benefit is that if you wipe your cases with a rag or tissue afterwards it does a really good job at cleaning off the burnt black stuff you find around the case mouths and can often avoid doing any further case cleaning.

    I've been using that for years and never had a stuck case. Enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1873 View Post
    Want a really cheap but brilliantly effectively alternative?

    Go to Tesco or Sainsburys and buy a block of Trex cooking fat (less than a quid). Warm it up and put in two sticks of beeswax and melt it all together (the sticks together amount to about the size of a Mars bar.) Tiny little bit on your fingers, very sparingly apply to case and Bob's your uncle. This stuff also works as a cheap and effective muzzle loading lube and will also make your boots water resistant if you use it on them. Added benefit is that if you wipe your cases with a rag or tissue afterwards it does a really good job at cleaning off the burnt black stuff you find around the case mouths and can often avoid doing any further case cleaning.

    I've been using that for years and never had a stuck case. Enjoy.
    From the sounds of it, it will cure your spastic colon too

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    Quote Originally Posted by aris View Post
    From the sounds of it, it will cure your spastic colon too
    Hey - it's vegetarian too!!!

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