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Thread: Canning wax bullets?

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    I too, visualized a mason jar with wax bullets in it..... used to shoot indoors with those Gulfwax bullets. I drilled out the flash hole of 50 .38 Special cases just for them. Good Times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swamp View Post
    I used wheel bearing grease in my batch. It seems to work. Takes awhile to melt.
    swamp
    I have used vaseline jell melted in with canning wax to soften to cookie cut out primer powered loads.

    Have to to experiment to find satisfactory ratio.
    Maybe try, 1/3 cup vaseline to one lb. Paraffin wax.
    That should make it softer.
    Maybe add 1/4 lb beeswax melted to make more flexible, takes away some brittleness so the slugs don't shatter.
    Maybe easier to remelt.
    Pure paraffin shatters on striking
    Hard surfaces.

    Cheaper to skip beeswax, but messier in area of impact.
    Some like to use toilet ring gasket wax.
    Was beeswax many moons ago. Not now though and for quite awhile.
    Too soft to use alone.
    Like putty.
    Last edited by Alferd Packer; 01-30-2020 at 11:58 AM. Reason: P

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