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Thread: How many stil use Alox/beeswax lube?

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    How many stil use Alox/beeswax lube?

    Good bye.
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    I use it still, have a quantity of it. Should keep me going for a while.

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    I have enough to last me the rest of my natural years. Best bullet formula ever made. The blue hard stuff works well too and is less messy but for a guys that goes to the range probably 25 times a year, the old standby is still the best.

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    I've been trying WLL 45-45-10 for some N.O.E. 44 TL bullets. It seems like more work then a LUBI-SIZER with good old 50/50 lube. I've tried some other Lubes in my LUBI-SIZER. I think when I run thru the "other" lube sticks I have, I'll go back to WLL 50/50 hollow sticks for my LUBI-SIZER.
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    Where smoke is not an issue, I prefer the 50/50 also.

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    I just made up a small batch last week for my 45 Colt 255 RNFP bullets. The exact ratio may be a bit off though I was heating and emptying a bunch of old Lee alox bottles and some extra/loose chunks of bees wax...
    My Anchor is holding fast!

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    I have lots and use Javelina Lube.

    https://www.gunauction.com/buy/13510212

    Did NOT pay near that much for my stash of lube
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    Just yesterday I went out behind the barn, and shot about 200 .38 cal wadcutters. Bullseye and NRA lube.
    Love the smell.
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    Just shot some 7.65 Arg a few days ago, bullets lubed with Tamarack Lube, plenty of smoke and alox smell.
    Hell, I was there!

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    I still use it! It works in everything from 38 WC to rifle loads at near 2000 fps. I tried some others, came back to it without regret!
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    Me! I still use it. It seems to work on anything I do under 1000 fps. It might work on faster stuff, but I have other lubes too.
    KE4GWE - - - - - - Colt 1860, it just feels right.

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    Yes, I still use traditional lube as it was meant to be, chemically coated jackets are for the pioneers and forerunners of this new technology. I'm too old to change and too old to care.
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    It been around so long for a good reason.
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    You mean there's something else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hickory View Post
    I'm too old to change and too old to care.
    Amen brother, Amen!
    "We take a thousand moments for granted thinking there will be a thousand more to come. Each day, each breath, each beat of your heart is a gift. Live with love & joy, tomorrow is not promised to anyone......"

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    Bee's are still making the same bee's formula for their wax but,
    Is there a source for the original Alox? Or is the current stuff sold to us different than what it was 50 years ago ?

    Yes. Tamatack ! I still have a few sticks of it I have been hording for old times sake. That is the lube that I got started on. It is also the lube that kept me confused in my early BPCR days, shooting real black powder, and wondering how in the world the old 45-70 was a threat to anyone or anything. I couldn't keep two shots on the side of the same barn.
    Chill Wills

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    I still use it in my 45's and 38's. I have half a case of it left from the 70's. Pretty sure my beneficiaries will get some when I am gone.
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    I still use a lot of conventional lubes and a Lyman or RCBS lube sizer, but have also been testing some powder coated rounds (mostly with high volume pistol boolits ... .44 and .45 calibre) and I push those through a Lee sizer after coating and shoot them without lube. Been very successful so far, but have been tending to stick with my conventional lube sizers and with traditional BW / Alox lubes for most of my rifle boolits ...
    I may have passed my "Best Before" date, but I haven't reached my "Expiry" date!

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    Still using it up, but am switching over to XLOX 2500 as it is a little less messy to handle on the finished product.

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    I just lubed a can full of boolits with it today.

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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"
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