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Old 06-29-2013, 12:30 PM
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So I got (100) .54 Maxi-Ball 430 grain bullets off of ebay this spring. I made a 5:4 mix of Beeswax and Olive Oil, and pan lubed them all last night. First time doing it. Kind of fun to add another step into my shooting. All together, I am $32 all in for these lubed maxi's, with enough lube to do a few more hundred.





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Old 06-29-2013, 02:00 PM
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Nice job Jorgy. I always seem to screw up pan lubing. What did you use to cut them out of the lube block?
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Old 06-30-2013, 04:53 AM
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Cool I never thought about using Olive oil , we use bees wax and hog lard,the unsalted kind.
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Old 06-30-2013, 05:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Semisane
Nice job Jorgy. I always seem to screw up pan lubing. What did you use to cut them out of the lube block?
I didn't cut them out. I just push the bottom of them with my thumb until they broke free, then pushed them through with a flat headed screw. Worked well.


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Old 06-30-2013, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Jorgy View Post
I made a 5:4 mix of Beeswax and Olive Oil, and pan lubed them all last night.
Is that 5 parts beeswax to 4 parts olive oil or vice versa?

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Old 06-30-2013, 10:27 AM
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Is that 5 parts beeswax to 4 parts olive oil or vice versa?

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Yep, 5 parts beeswax to 4 parts olive oil.

I started out 50/50 and if I hunted in cold weather I would have used it. It was more solid than bore butter, but still a bit soft for what I wanted. 5:4 was perfect for what I wanted. It sticks to the lube grooves really well and doesn't melt down with body heat, but you can still feel the olive oil in it when you handle it.
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Where did you get the bees wax? Is it the refined stuff from a craft shop (for candles)?
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Old 06-30-2013, 05:47 PM
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Where did you get the bees wax? Is it the refined stuff from a craft shop (for candles)?
I got the beeswax off of eBay. I bought filtered cosmetic grade beeswax. It was $8 for 12 ounces, free shipping. It will be enough for 500-600 bullets I think.



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My Ace Hardware has beeswax in muffin tin size chunks.
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