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Thread: First batch of Bens Red!

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    Boolit Master poppy42's Avatar
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    First batch of Bens Red!

    Well I made my first batch of Bens Red the other day! All I can say is everything went better tha I could have ever expected! I mixed the dextron, the stp, and the red & tacked together to loosen up the grease and make it easier to mix and heat up. Then added the rest of the ingredients as directed. By the time I was done, it looked so good I almost wasted to throw some whipped cream on it and eat it like cherry pie! I figured I'd better not cause know way it tasted as good as it looked. I can't Wait to try it out. I was just going to pan lube but, thanks to George, I now have a lube sizer! Maybe you guys could answer a question for me. How do most of you get it in a Lyman 45 lube sizer? Do you just heat it up and pour it in the sizer? Or have you made a mold to form sticks that fit in the sizer like store bought lubes? Witch way is the easiest? And before I forget. Thanks Ben for a great recipe!
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    Boolit Master wistlepig1's Avatar
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    In the past I mold into sticks but now I use low heat melt right into the sizer.

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    Boolit Master
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    I just cool it in a shallow pan and use a knife to cut it into strips. I package up the strips in plastic bags (a few in each bag), and store them in the freezer. As needed I just take one or two out and shove them into my Lyman 450. Once in a while, I have put excess lube into a tin can, placed it on my wood stove for a few minutes, and then poured the liquid lube into the 450. Easy stuff to work with.

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    Thanks Ben for a great recipe!

    You are very welcome, ENJOY ! !

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    New Hampshire
    Load the lubrisizer with Ben's Red and make it as simple or as difficult as you want. It lubes the same. I made both hollow sticks and cut strips. Great either way!
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    Kansas land of OZ
    I heat my lube and pour it into the lubesizer using the cut off top of a two liter pop bottle as a funnel, then just toss the funnel to keep it simple and eliminate clean up.
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    Boolit Master
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    NWO sunset country
    gonna make meself a batch up tomorrow (labour day gotta work ya know) and frost up some bodacious big fat 45-70 boolits (first time casting by the way) made with a mould from fellow member here sent me .gonna be the best labour day job ever!

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    Vendor Sponsor D Crockett's Avatar
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    I like making sticks for my star sizer. to me it just part of the thing we do and just to let everyone know I am having a auction in swappin and sellin for a kit that has 6 lube molds with 6 end caps a base to put the molds on while pouring the mold full of lube and a lube stick remover the molds can be solid or hollow this auction is for the flood victims in Texas anyway that is what I like to do D Crockett

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