View Full Version : luber ?

02-11-2006, 10:29 AM
I just ordered my first lubsizer a lyman 4500 what kind of lube you should I get.
it dont have the heater and I will be casting 38-45 pistol bullets at no more than 1200 fps more like 1000-1100fps

02-11-2006, 10:57 AM
I just got my 4500 a couple of weeks ago; it came with a stick of Lyman moly lube, which is pretty messy. The old alox/beeswax stuff should be excellent for what you want. Best price I know of is from www.lsstuff.com, from one of our members. Nice Lubrisizer.

02-12-2006, 06:21 AM
.................Ditto what Urny said. That would be the stuff to get.


02-12-2006, 12:08 PM
thanks guys is that what you all call 50-50 mix?

02-12-2006, 01:25 PM
Another vote for the Alox 2138/beeswax "50-50" lube. I buy "Javelina" because it's produced locally, and I try to support local enterprise whenever possible. There are several brands out there, about the same stuff I imagine.

Even the soft lubes flow a little better in colder weather when warmed up. I use a played out blow dryer to keep the sizer body warmed up this time of year. Lyman used to recommend a usage temp of at least 73 degrees F for the Alox/beeswax lubes, IIRC. Go EASY with the blow dryer--they can melt the lube if left running long enough. High heat and low speed for about 2 minutes on the lube reservoir keeps things going nicely for 15-20 minutes between re-heats in a 40-50 degree garage.