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    Javelina Replacement

    I have used the Javalina 50/50 for my entire casting career. I have about 15 sticks left. When its gone, what is a good drop in replacement. It was the first and only lube I ever tried. It simply works.

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    Good stuff here https://www.lsstuff.com/ 2500 is the bee's knees

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    TAC 1 by Randy rat here in the vendors section.
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    Elpatoloco,
    welcome to the forum.

    Glenn's 50/50 is about as close as you will get to Javalina 50/50, I bet you can't tell the difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonB_in_Glencoe View Post
    Elpatoloco,
    welcome to the forum.

    Glenn's 50/50 is about as close as you will get to Javalina 50/50, I bet you can't tell the difference.
    Is this sold in a store or made by someone here?

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    see the link in kungfustyle's post.
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    Javelina was commercially made many years ago. Still have some.
    The Alox used then is no longer available i believe is why it isn't available now.
    Last edited by bishopgrandpa; 02-08-2020 at 05:18 PM. Reason: mpre info

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    Yes the 2500+ by White Label is going to be as close as you can get. Having used both, I think 2500+ is even a better lube IMO.

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    I also have used javelina since the late '60s. It has been a wonderful lube for everything cast bullet from 300 fps upwards of 3000 fps. With Javelina lube I have never had any leading and it always gives the best in accuracy. I conducted an extensive HV test of 13 different lube a couple years back. The results were chronicled and posted on this forum in the RPM Threshold series of threads. I am down to my last 6 sticks of Javelina myself saving it for my CBA match bullets.

    While I've not found any lube better than Javelina I have found a couple lubes "as good" though. The White Label NRA 50/50 lube is as good as is 2500+. More and more I am just using 2500+ on all my rifle bullets and find it is excellent on pistol bullets as well. For a few years I've used BAC on all my pistol bullets but I'm down to my last tube of BAC and will switch to 2500+ and see how it does on 300 fps to 1500 fps cast bullets in handguns.
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