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Thread: Made some bullet lube today...

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    Made some boolit lube today...

    My usual blend :

    50% beeswax
    30% Red, Tacky Lucas High Temp Grease
    10% Johnson's Paste Wax
    5% Dexron II or Dexron III Trans. Fluid
    5% STP Oil Treatment

    This is some good stuff !

    Here is a photo of the Lucas Red & Tacky # 2 Grease :



    The mixture is heated on low temp setting ( melted very slowly ) on my electric hot plate until all the ingredients are mixed. The mixture is poured through an old T-Shirt, to be certain there are no impurities in the mixture. Then everything is poured into metal pans that have been lubed with Pam Spray Olive Oil.

    Once the lube is room temp., it is placed in the freezer. The lube stays in the freezer for 5 hrs., It shrinks and easily falls from the metal mold pans.

    I will cut this into 2 " wide strips with a sharp utility knife and place in large gallon size storage bags. I melt my lube and pour it into my 2 lube-sizers.

    I hope this is a help to some of you.

    By the way........there will be a lot of shooting that will come from these 2 pieces of bullet lube.

    PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO MAKE THIS LUBE INSIDE YOUR HOME ! !

    See link below to see how I pour my lube into my lube sizer :

    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?t=146302


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    And YES, this lube has provided me with some very accurate groups from some of my .30 rifles, here is a 5 shot group shot with the 210 gr. HCB group buy bullet, Ruger # 1 stainless, 308 Win., 18.5 grs. IMR - 4198 :

    Last edited by Ben; 02-12-2015 at 10:30 AM. Reason: Add photo

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    Ben,

    That lube sure looks pretty.

    What calibers, rifle/pistol and velocities do you find it useful with?

    How is it's consistancy compared to the 50/50 Alox/Beeswax lube? Any idea at what temperature range would heat be needed in a lubrisizer for it to flow well?

    Have Fun,

    JCherry

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    Thanks for sharing, sounds like a good recipe.

    Hey, who put the "T" in Dexron?

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    Thanks for showing us how it's done.
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    JCherry :

    I shoot this lube in all caliber handguns including my 454 Casull. I shoot it in .30 cal. rifles in excess of 2,000 fps with no leading and excellent accuracy.

    As to consistency.....I'd say it is a little harder than 50 / 50 lube, but I don't use a heater even in the winter time.
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    My mistake....I've corrected it.

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    Sounds like its good stuff. Does it separate if remelted for a pan lube?

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    No, it doesn't separate.

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    Very nice Ben ! , but a question from a ignoramus here if you don't mind..
    How do you measure your percentages ? by volume or .......

    Thank you
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    digger :

    I have an Aluminum pot that I use ONLY for melting boolit lube , the outside has scratch marks and numbers 0 - 10 ( a graduated line system like you'd see on the outside of your wife's glass pyrex mixing bowl ) that I have inscribed with an electro pencil.........50 is my half way mark on the melting pan ( that is where my melted beeswax comes to ) the next 30 ( 50 - 80 marks ) will get Lucas High Temp Grease, the next 10 units Johnson's Paste wax, the next 5 Dexron Trans Fluid, the next 5 STP............ until the melted mix is at the 10 line.

    My " 10 line " is about 2 " from the top of the melting pot. This allows me to stir the mix without the risk of any splashing over the sides.

    When I'm filled to the 10 line, I'm good to go. Then I stir and mix everything on low heat until all the components are liquefied and are one homogeneous mixture. I realize this isn't following exactly the " Scientific Laboratory Method ", but it is repeatable and once I get the kind of results that I want, all I want is to be able to repeat it.

    The photos above ( in Post # 1 )show 2 large blocks of the lube. I've cut it this morning with a sharp utility knife into manageable strips so that I can easily melt it and pour it into my Lyman 45 Lube - Sizer as needed :

    Last edited by Ben; 03-23-2012 at 11:06 AM.

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    I believe you meant you make some "boolit" lube.

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    StarMetal :

    Many thanks for the correction.

    Ben
    Last edited by Ben; 04-09-2010 at 02:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben View Post
    JCherry :

    I shoot this lube in all caliber handguns including my 454 Casull. I shoot it in .30 cal. rifles in excess of 2,000 fps with no leading and excellent accuracy.

    As to consistency.....I'd say it is a little harder than 50 / 50 lube, but I don't use a heater even in the winter time.
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    My mistake....I've corrected it.

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    Ben, just one more question about performance of this recipe. I've noticed with many of the lubes I've tried that after the guns get warm accuracy can diminish and I get fliers. I don't know if this is a general trend or not, but I've found that if I put too much castor or add too much jojoba to the basic Felix lube recipe this happens with both pistols and rifles, so I keep the "lubricating oils" to the minimum that will work. It seems there is quite a bit of lubricant in your recipe, does this affect rapid-fire accuracy or extended shooting session accuracy?

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    Thanks for the method Ben , now I will have to chase down some bees wax.......

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    geargnasher :

    I'll be honest with you, I don't do ANY rapid fire shooting. I'm a hunter and paper puncher ( target shooter ). When I'm shooting off the bench, when my barrel becomes uncomfortable to the touch, it is put aside and allowed to cool. In the summer time, while I'm shooting 5 shot slow fire strings sometimes that doesn't take very long.

    With all that said, Yes, my lube has a good bit of lube quality components in it.

    Have I ever noticed wild fliers that I thought were linked to the lube, .....No

    When I've fired 50 rounds though my 06' ( with loads in the 1,700 - 1,800 fps zone ), I can push a couple of dry cotton patches through the barrel, when looking through the barrel, it appears to have never been fired.

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    It's known that too slippery of a lube isn't good for accuracy. The lube I make so far has been pretty consistent hot or cold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben View Post
    My usual blend :

    50% beeswax
    30% Red, Tacky Lucas High Temp Grease
    10% Johnson's Paste Wax
    5% Dexron II Trans. Fluid
    5% STP

    This is some good stuff !

    Here is a photo of the Lucas Red & Tacky # 2 Grease :



    The mixture is heated on low temp setting ( melted very slowly ) on my electric hot plate until all the ingredients are mixed. The mixture is poured through an old T-Shirt, to be certain there are no impurities in the mixture. Then everything is poured into metal pans that have been lubed with Pam Spray Olive Oil.

    Once the lube is room temp., it is placed in the freezer. The lube stays in the freezer for 5 hrs., It shrinks and easily falls from the metal mold pans.

    I will cut this into 2 " wide strips with a sharp utility knife and place in large gallon size storage bags. I melt my lube and pour it into my 2 lube-sizers.

    I hope this is a help to some of you.

    By the way........there will be a lot of shooting that will come from these 2 pieces of bullet lube.

    See link below to see how I pour my lube into my lube sizer :

    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?t=29088



    Ben




    And YES, this lube has provided me with some very accurate groups from some of my .30 rifles :

    Ben what boolit is that?

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    That's Aladdin's Group Buy 210 gr. HCB.

    Sized .310 and fired from my Ruger # 1 Stainless , 308 Win. with 18.5 grs. of IMR - 4198.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben View Post
    That's Aladdin's Group Buy 210 gr. HCB.

    Sized .310 and fired from my Ruger # 1 Stainless , 308 Win. with 18.5 grs. of IMR - 4198.
    That's what I thought it was. You have it shooting pretty well.

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    Some have criticized that bullet, but it has always shoot well for me.

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    Put in some powder rosin and ivory soap, shave it off a bar,

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