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Thread: Beeswax, Paraffin & 2 Cycle Oil??

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    Quote Originally Posted by robert12345 View Post
    Bullet lube has been discovered.

    The best lubes, ...give the best bullets, ....reasonable accuracy, ...up to around 2200 fps, and that is pretty much the upper limit.

    Re invent the wheel on bullet lube, that's ok, but the limit is still around 2200 fps, for the reasons of cast lead bullet strength, rifling twist, flame temperature at the bullet base, acceleration, etc..
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    Best lube I dunno, but a good practical lube home made bullet lube, is a mix of cooking oil, and bee wax.
    Frankly, I am of the opinion that you are badly mistaking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robert12345 View Post
    Bullet lube has been discovered.

    The best lubes, ...give the best bullets, ....reasonable accuracy, ...up to around 2200 fps, and that is pretty much the upper limit.

    Re invent the wheel on bullet lube, that's ok, but the limit is still around 2200 fps, for the reasons of cast lead bullet strength, rifling twist, flame temperature at the bullet base, acceleration, etc..
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    Best lube I dunno, but a good practical lube home made bullet lube, is a mix of cooking oil, and bee wax.
    I will have to disagree with you on the posting of yours on the max limit of lube on cast bullets is 2200 fps and also that the practical homemade lube is a mix of cooking oil and beeswax. Without saying how much of each or what bullet it's applied to is pure nonsense.
    I have played with making lubes for several years now and have made lubes that will and do pass the 2200 fps limit you state as being the limit. I also know from my experience that other additives surpass the two you posted by a large margin. Anyone who has made bullet lube knows that many factors go into the science of making them and that even your location will make a good lube look bad. Later Cajun Shooter
    Last edited by cajun shooter; 06-04-2018 at 06:10 PM. Reason: added info
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
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