How to make bullet lube

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How to make bullet lube
Homemade bullet lube is cheaper than commercial lube. (woman's hand and a gun image by Elena Vdovina from

Bullet lube is fairly self-explanatory. It helps ease the bullet as it travels through the barrel of the gun. If you use your gun often and make use of bullet lube, you can save yourself a lot of money by making your own. You only need two ingredients to make this simple lube. You can made a large batch and keep it in a container so you don’t have to make a new batch every time you go shooting.

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Things you need

  • Castor oil
  • Microwave safe bowl
  • Lanolin
  • Microwave
  • Plastic container

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  1. 1

    Pour ¼ cup of castor oil into a microwave safe bowl.

  2. 2

    Add 1 cup of lanolin to the castor oil in the bowl, stirring it a bit. The mixture will not come together yet.

  3. 3

    Put the bowl into a microwave for 15 seconds at a time. Take the bowl out and stir after each 15 seconds until the lanolin and oil are easy to mix together completely.

  4. 4

    Put the combined mixture into a plastic container with a tight-sealing lid to keep the lube from separating.

Tips and warnings

  • Fill a syringe with the lube to make application easy.
  • Do not leave the lube in the microwave without watching it.

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