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Old January 18, 2013, 01:06 PM   #1
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A tip on Bullet sizing....olive oil

Being a new reloader, I don't have everything on the wish list yet. One of those items is a lubrisizer rig, so, I have to size my castings with push through die on the press.

From what I've read, in the instructions that came with the stuff, the standard way to do this calls for lubing the unsized bullets with Alox before pushing them through. This calls for letting the Alox fully cure. In my first brush with ALox that took over 24 hours.

The impatient me recalled that I used olive oil in some muzzleloader bullet lubes, so I coated a batch in a bag of olive oil, ran them through. After sizing, I just washed the sized bullets in Dawn dish detergent, let dry, then Aloxed them before loading. Saved a day's time and had no ill effects on the sizer die. The 300 I ran pushed just as easy as the original Aloxed ones.
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Old January 18, 2013, 02:29 PM   #2
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On the bullets I use liquid alox with I use WD40 to lube before sizing. Kinda like olive oil but it dreis pretty quick without having to wash it off.
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Old January 18, 2013, 07:55 PM   #3
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I'll try that too. Got some WD40.
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Old January 18, 2013, 10:43 PM   #4
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I don't use any lube when sizing. Push them through, lube with Alox/JPW/mineral spirits mix. Dries in about four hours under a fan.
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Old January 19, 2013, 05:27 PM   #5
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Alox/JPW/mineral spirits mix


Chris, what is JPW in that mix you got there?
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Old January 19, 2013, 06:24 PM   #6
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Johnson's paste wax. Never used it myself but I know several who do and swear by it.
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Old January 19, 2013, 07:40 PM   #7
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recluse over at Castboolits came up with the mix http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...-amp-Mess-Free It's good stuff I've made my own and used it for a couple years now. Pay close attention to the amount he uses,a little goes a long way.

White Label lube is selling the Alox/JPW already premixed.
http://lsstuff.com/store/index.php?m...products_id=31
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Old January 20, 2013, 06:26 PM   #8
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The Recluse works !
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Old January 20, 2013, 06:28 PM   #9
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I just lube mine, and shoot as cast. So far they work great that way.
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