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Old May 12, 2011, 12:48 PM   #1
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Whats a good lube for medium pistol loads?

im shooting 9mm 45 38slp... i want to try a diff lube for less leading... im using thompsons blue angle lube... what works best for you?
My Calibers- 9mm, .38spl, .357 mag, .45 acp, 30/06, 303 brit, 7.7 jap, 7.5 french.
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Old May 12, 2011, 12:52 PM   #2
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Liquid Alox. You can either buy the little 4 oz bottles from Lee, or you can get quarts from these guys.

It's all I use for bullet lube these days, unless I'm mixing Junior Lube for black powder shooting.
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Old May 13, 2011, 04:34 AM   #3
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I still use 50/50 alox beeswax. It works great for me and I don’t care if it is sticky.
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Old May 13, 2011, 10:39 AM   #4
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You'll get a million different answers, because there are plenty of bullet lubes that work really well.

I personally use Carnauba Red, which you can get here:

All of the lubes made by White Label Lube are really darn good, and they are much less expensive than other commercial offerings. I picked 20 sticks of lube for $38.00!!! Short of making your own lube, that is one heck of a deal!
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Old May 13, 2011, 06:08 PM   #6
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I used Thompson's for years without any leading problems. I switched to CR Red from lars (link above) because its a little softer and a whole lot cheaper. Don't have any leading problems with it either. I define leading as deposits that build up, trace leading is OK for me as long as the pass of a brush cleans it out.
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Old May 14, 2011, 10:15 AM   #7
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50/50 alox and JPW(johnsons paste wax)

Shoots clean in 9mm major so .45 would be no problem.
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Old May 14, 2011, 10:32 AM   #8
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I use to make my own Lube (and still use it for rifles) from an fomula I got from the NRA.

1 pound of paraphan wax
1 pound of vasoline
1 teaspoon of RCBS case lube

It works great for faster rifle rounds,

But for pistols, any more I use nothing but Lee Liquid lube. It works great with my pistols/revolver rounds with a lot less fuss and mess. I cast with wheelweights and with is lube I don't have any leading that can't be wiped out with a quick cleaning after a shooting session.
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I use White Label Lubes Carnauba Red in all my sizers !!!!
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Gar-Fola NRA formula works well for me.
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