How much Vaseline do I add to my bees wax for a good lube that will stay on my bullets?
Bullet lube for pan lubing
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75/25 mix of Alox 350 and beeswax for traditional bench. Higher velocities require harder lube. Details on bullet and velocity plus average temperatures are necessar.
Start with 50/50 and see if it’s stiff enough. If not add beeswax until it is. I’ve found notable differences in various beeswax I get from beekeepers and petroleum jelly varies by brand too. I usually buy the weird brands at the dollar store. Now a dollar fifteen now.
Thanks for your reply. I just got some bees wax to experiment with will have to visit the dollar store. I don't make a lot of bullets any more. Lead and wheel weights are very hard to come by here in pa.
Scrap lead is almost non existent in Washington State these days too. Should have enough till they plant me. Wouldn’t mind outliving my supply though…………..
I have used Emmerts lube for pan lubing with smokeless in breech seating: 50% Beeswax. 40% white Crisco
10 % Canola oil. If you can get some Alox 350 add 20% to the Emmerts lube.
Try one pound of paraffin from the food canning department and a big jar of vasoline, I think they are 13 or 14 ounces. Works in a lubrisizer or for pan lubing. Don't let it get over 200 deg. F.
The late Barry Darr used Par-Vas, as he called it, made by mixing 50-50 Paraffin and Vaseline then adding a squirt of RCBS case lube. Charlie Dell did a lot of lube research and declared that such a thing would never work because petroleum based components wouldn't work... he and Barry were both quite adamant about their positions. Me? When I pan lube I use modified Emmert's with a little lanolin and just a kiss of carnauba added.
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