Inline FabricationTitan ReloadingRepackboxLee Precision
RotoMetals2ADvertise hereMidSouth Shooters Supply

Donate Now Goal amount for this year: 6000 USD, Received: 6135 USD (102%)
OUR GOAL HAS BEEN MET!
Our Annual server fund drive is going on now! This donation drive helps fund Cast Boolits for an entire year, and helps support our 2nd amendment rights! You can donate by Paypal by clicking the DONATE button. Or by Cash / Check / MO to the address below:

Willy Snyder
PO Box 2732
Pocatello, ID 83206
****Due to overwhelming e-mails, I will be very slow in updating this list. Please bear with me!****


Results 1 to 18 of 18

Thread: What lube smokes the best?

  1. #1
    Boolit Buddy
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    283

    What lube smokes the best?

    I honestly like dirty unique because it smokes a good bit. What is a good smokeless lube that SMOKES? Ive coated my bullets several times with liquid alox if anyone is planning to suggest that.

  2. #2
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    Denmark (a greasy little spot in Scandinavia)
    Posts
    686
    Lanolin

  3. #3
    Boolit Buddy
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    283
    Quote Originally Posted by 17nut View Post
    Lanolin
    So lanolin by itself?

  4. #4
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    california
    Posts
    708
    I don't know about "best", but 50/50 smokes pretty good from my .45.

  5. #5
    DOR RED BEAR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    1 mile from chickahominy river ( swamp) central va
    Posts
    2,157
    I like unique for its versatility. The mess i could do without. What caliber are you shooting a lot of handgun cartridges can be loaded with black powder if you like smoke but will need serious cleaning.

  6. #6
    Boolit Buddy
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    283
    Quote Originally Posted by RED BEAR View Post
    I like unique for its versatility. The mess i could do without. What caliber are you shooting a lot of handgun cartridges can be loaded with black powder if you like smoke but will need serious cleaning.
    I already load for black powder and even black powder sub. But I still like smokeless that smokes a lot out of my revolvers.

  7. #7
    Boolit Master 243winxb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    1,676
    paraffin- RCBS pistol lube. Makes black grease in revolvers.

  8. #8
    Moderator



    JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Land of 10,000 Lakes
    Posts
    12,047
    Alox is a lube ingredient that is known to create smoke, possibly more than any other ingredient.
    More alox = more smoke.
    Have you tried applying LLA using RanchDog's "dip" method?
    It's a bit entailed, a quick search should yield a pictorial thread.

    My 2 is that using a NRA 50-50 lube on a boolit with a large lube groove, is a lot easier way to a lot of Alox per boolit.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.
    ― The Dalai Lama, Seattle Times, May 2001

  9. #9
    Boolit Master mattw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    East Central Illinois
    Posts
    1,215
    Yup Alox! Stinks and smokes, works well in 50/50 though.

  10. #10
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    1,866
    I've tried all of the White Label Lubes, except for NRA 50/50 (far too crumbly to bother with). By far the most smoke is from BAC. I also enjoy smoke and smell. Why stop at smokeless only lubes? Try some SPG.

  11. #11
    Boolit Master BNE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    SC
    Posts
    908
    Vaseline and paraffin mixed. Thought I was shooting black powder. (I hated this!)

    PS- if you use any of the scented vaselines by mistake, they smoke and smell.....
    I'm a Happy Clinger.

  12. #12
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Casa Grande, AZ
    Posts
    5,099
    Alox 50 / 50 in my book smokes like heck.

  13. #13
    Boolit Buddy
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Posts
    212
    Quote Originally Posted by BNE View Post
    Vaseline and paraffin mixed. Thought I was shooting black powder. (I hated this!)

    PS- if you use any of the scented vaselines by mistake, they smoke and smell.....
    Paraffin and vaseline is a very simple and unexotic lube recipe. What are you experiences with it, how did it perform?

  14. #14
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Casa Grande, AZ
    Posts
    5,099
    Quote Originally Posted by BNE View Post
    Vaseline and paraffin mixed. Thought I was shooting black powder. (I hated this!)

    PS- if you use any of the scented vaselines by mistake, they smoke and smell.....
    Its a good thing they don't have asp scented Vaseline.

  15. #15
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    1,866
    Now you guys have me wanting to mix Klotz R50 2 stroke oil into some beeswax to make the greatest smelling bullet lube on earth.

  16. #16
    Boolit Master

    Winger Ed.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    The Republic of Texas
    Posts
    1,085
    I've had pretty good luck with melted down crayons thinned with axle grease and a bump of motor oil.

    Another option is if you have a little pedigree dog.
    They have glands under the base of their tail that needs to be periodically squeezed or 'expressed'.
    That stuff is pretty slimy and smells just awful. It might smoke a lot too.
    Everyone can learn from their mistakes.
    However; it's less painful, and cheaper to learn from the mistakes of others.


    Old age and treachery will always overcome youth, and skill.

  17. #17
    Boolit Master
    JBinMN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Goodhue County, SE Minnesota
    Posts
    2,812
    Quote Originally Posted by Winger Ed. View Post
    I've had pretty good luck with melted down crayons thinned with axle grease and a bump of motor oil.

    Another option is if you have a little pedigree dog.
    They have glands under the base of their tail that needs to be periodically squeezed or 'expressed'.
    That stuff is pretty slimy and smells just awful. It might smoke a lot too.
    Hahahahaa...
    2nd Amend./U.S. Const. - "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

    ~~ WWG1WGA ~~

    Restore the Republic!!!

    For the Fudds > "Those who appease a tiger, do so in the hope that the tiger will eat them last." -Winston Churchill.

    President Reagan tells it like it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6MwPgPK7WQ

    Phil Robertson explains the Wall: https://youtu.be/f9d1Wof7S4o

  18. #18
    Boolit Master




    EMC45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    East TN Mountains...Thanks be to God!
    Posts
    4,183
    Quote Originally Posted by BNE View Post
    Vaseline and paraffin mixed. Thought I was shooting black powder. (I hated this!)

    PS- if you use any of the scented vaselines by mistake, they smoke and smell.....
    Yup, I've done this and it was scented like flowers........And it smoked. Still have some of it and it works just fine. I dropped a red crayon in the liquid when I was melting it and it's pink.
    You can miss fast & you can miss a lot, but only hits count.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Abbreviations used in Reloading

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
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check