bullet lube

Discussion in 'Reloading Talk' started by jerryc1979, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. jerryc1979

    jerryc1979 Member

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    So does anyone make there own bullet lube for cast bullets ?? i tried the lyman super Molly lube. It works ok but messy . Thought about trying some bees wax mixed with atf fluid or stp oil treatment with a little parafin wax and possibly some carabuna wax.. Any suggestions ?
     
  2. Snagged2

    Snagged2 Well-Known Member

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    I always preferred to use mixtures that are made for bullet lube,, so ,, as not to contaminate primer or powder..

    Parafin and beeswax mixtues have worked well...

    and,, the hard lubes that are on commercial cast bullets,, seems to work pretty good..
     

  3. canebreaker

    canebreaker Well-Known Member

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    I use Alox, it's messy, but let it cure for about a week before sizing does better.
    A guy from central AR sells a jug cheaper than the Lee bottles.
     
  4. canebreaker

    canebreaker Well-Known Member

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    Dang, can't edite my post.
    He sells on ebay.
     
  5. Mopar Matt

    Mopar Matt New Member

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    Grand dad used bee's wax from the yard, but he only took it from the hive when the winter was over and it was used out of the old wax. He swore it was tougher. He mixed it with anything he had left over in the shop after servicing the equipment before the spring sod bust.
     
  6. Bugsy

    Bugsy Active Member

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    I mix bees wax and lard with a dash of graphite. This almost perfectly duplicates the lube that is on Eley Tenex .22 rimfire. Play with the formula if you prefer a more greasy or waxy lube. I prefer to lube my cast 45 bullets after they are loaded. I also dip 22 rimfire in the hot melted lube using care not to let the lube touch the brass, thus possibly entering the loaded cartridge. It GREATLY increases the consistency of 22s. Sort by rim thickness and turn blasting ammo into match grade.
     
  7. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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    I was using wax mixtures but it's more trouble than the Alox. Now I use two plastic coffee cans and dump from one to the other to mix and then spread the bullets on wax paper. It only takes a few minutes to do 500-600 bullets.
     
  8. hoghunter40

    hoghunter40 Member

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    You can go on you tube and there is a guy that shows how to make lube out of lanolin and iso heat.it works pretty good.i think it works better than that hornady one shot.you mix 1 oz of warm lanolin to 1 bottle of iso heat. (Use the red bottle) you can get both at wall mart.the lanolin costs about 5 bucks and get about 5 uses out of it and the heat you can get in 4 packs for about 5 bucks.put it in a squirt bottle and good to go.
     
  9. canebreaker

    canebreaker Well-Known Member

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    I just looked at Midway USA dot com and entered "hornady one shot" into search. 13 products popped up with that name, none were bullet lube.
     
  10. hoghunter40

    hoghunter40 Member

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    Sorry I put the wrong name.its called one shot by dyna glide case lube.i havent used it in awhile so I forgot the name.
     
  11. canebreaker

    canebreaker Well-Known Member

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    Case lube, ok.
    I was at a friends house while he was sizing 30-06 cases, early '90s. He was using One Shot on his bottle necks and had a couple to stick. Long before I got into loading rifle cases I looked into lubes. What was cheaper, what was better. I found an article on using 20w sae oil was cheap and about the best. A quart of oil was 0.85 back then and I filled a 4 oz applicator bottle, use it to lube everything in the house and my reloading room. In 2011 I got a RCBS lube pad in some reloading supplies from an estate sale. When I started loading bottle necks I washed the foam pad and soaked it in oil. I have 5,000 223 cases that have been through the sizing die twice and a bulge buster once, no stuck cases yet.
     
  12. BIGMIKE1957

    BIGMIKE1957 New Member

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    I just got in to powder coating you can shoot some higher velocity Bullets with powder coating I think the future of Bullets will be powder coating.