DubiousDan wrote:I'm going to start casting again and have a Lyman Sizer/Lubricator but I've thought about the Lee Liquid Alox lube to save some trouble and mess.
What is the basic method of using the Alox lube and any tips on using it.
What bullet styles do you find that work well or don't work well?
I'll be casting .357 and .45 (for ACP and Colt) and hope to add 9mm.
KD5NRH wrote:I generally run the bullets through the Lee sizer with a bit of WD40 or similar to keep from leading up the sizer, then drop them in a Ziploc with a squirt of Liquid Alox. Seal the bag and roll it all around for a bit, then lay the bullets out on wax paper overnight in the shed or garage. Wash your hands well with dish detergent afterward to get the gunk off.
Skooter wrote:I Alox my 9mm cast bullets twice. The 1st coat is very light then I run them through the resizer, then apply a 2nd heavier coat. I spread them out on wax paper and let them dry overnight with a fan blowing across them. I have zero leading problems.
DubiousDan wrote:Do you need to do anything in regards to removing the WD40?
DubiousDan wrote:When you put them on the wax paper do you need to stand them on their bases or does that matter? I'm guessing that you don't want any of them touching each other,
Cap'n wrote:Keep the updates coming. .
DubiousDan wrote:unfortunately they smoked and stunk as much as any other cast bullet with regular lube.
The surprise came when I got home and started cleaning the revolver.
KD5NRH wrote:For a more pleasant surprise, let it cool off for a few minutes and run a single JSP through; it will carry out any waxy residue, which takes a lot of the carbon fouling out as well. I usually keep a few Magtech or Independence JSPs loose in a side pocket of the range bag just for that.
DubiousDan wrote:KD5NRH wrote:For a more pleasant surprise, let it cool off for a few minutes and run a single JSP through; it will carry out any waxy residue, which takes a lot of the carbon fouling out as well. I usually keep a few Magtech or Independence JSPs loose in a side pocket of the range bag just for that.
Thanks for the heads up. I'll try it. I did notice some residue on the spent casings (not as much as with traditional lube) any tips for getting that off or do you just tumble them.
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