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Re: LUBE FORMULA`S
Reply #90 - Mar 6th, 2014 at 10:02am
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Hi John,

A few weeks back I bought a one pound stick of alox from Paul Shuttleworth. I gave it a try and liked the results. Even while pan lubing it worked better than what I was using before. The bullets pushed out of the lube cake easy and there was no excess of lube on the bullet to be wiped off. The bullets lube with the alox seemed to even breech seat with less effort. These are my first observation and I do not proclaim them to be conclusive, however I like what I have experinced with it so far.

Would you recommend that I add bees wax to the alox I have? If so, why?

Weather here is still around zero in the AM, and there is still much snow and ice. It's comfortable in our shooting house, but a real trip to post target on snow shoes!

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Reply #91 - Mar 6th, 2014 at 11:29am
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Sendaro it sounds like Paul gave you a one Pound stick of Javelina are you sure it is just pure Alox?

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Reply #92 - Mar 6th, 2014 at 12:26pm
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Sendaro,

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Re: LUBE FORMULA`S
Reply #93 - Mar 6th, 2014 at 4:28pm
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John,

   Paul called it alox. It is a carmel color and has a very unique smell to it. I actually like the smell. I have another 1 pound stick on the way from Paul and I will ask him.

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Re: LUBE FORMULA`S
Reply #94 - Mar 6th, 2014 at 5:18pm
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I thought that I read on the CPA web site that Paul makes his own lube using 1/3 Alox, 1/3 Gulf wax, and 1/3 Vaseline.

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Reply #95 - Mar 7th, 2014 at 1:43am
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mine is 50/50 with beeswax; old NRA formula.  Just started using it last year.  Need to shoot it more to wring it out Grin
  

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Reply #96 - Jun 1st, 2014 at 7:36pm
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Schuetzendave wrote on Nov 28th, 2005 at 12:52pm:
For those recipes using Ivory Snow flakes as an emulsifier try replacing with the new Ivory Snow liquid concentrate.

It eliminates the hassle of trying to get the flakes to melt and stay in suspension. It also allows you to remelt the lube for pan lubing without worrying the soap will settle out of suspension.

Another ingredient to consider adding to your favourite recipe is metal conditioner which works its way into the metal pores and reduces chances of lead adhering to the bore.

The best mix of oils and waxes is dependent on the shooting condtions encountered. Of course the harder and stickier mixes are best for temperatures over 100 degrees F.

Need a stickier wax.
Try toilet bowl sealing wax.

Need a softer lube then increase your Crisco lard or Canola oil.

Need harder lube then increase the amount of bees wax.

Why are people adding lanolin to their lubes?

  
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Reply #97 - Jun 3rd, 2014 at 3:52am
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"Why are people adding lanolin to their lubes?"

Because Mil Farrow, Ned Roberts or one of those guys said it is good to add a little  Grin
  

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Reply #98 - Jul 11th, 2016 at 3:35am
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Re: LUBE FORMULA`S
Reply #99 - Jul 11th, 2016 at 9:31pm
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Joe,

Where did you find that stick?  Is it Alox or something equally smelly?

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Re: NECO (TAURAK)
Reply #100 - Jul 11th, 2016 at 9:45pm
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It's NECO (TAURAK) just like the label says. Hi Dave!

Have had it for a long time. Used to use it before it got used up. Wished I could find more. Have about a half pound block also. Must be worth thousands of dollars, you think? Posted the pictures in case someone wanted to know what a tube looks like. It really is excellent lube. Steve says it's crap.  Grin

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Re: LUBE FORMULA`S
Reply #101 - Jul 11th, 2016 at 10:16pm
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Joe
Taurak is/was good stuff. I used it in the 80s as a lube wad for black powder and Pyrodex (CTG) loads with paper patched bullets and could get off 12-15 accurate shots with NO wiping between shots. It was originally made by TEXACO for a railroad application, I don't know what. They quit manufacturing it some years ago.
It worked great in my original Sharps heavy sporting rifle in 45-2 7/8 with a slightly tapered slug (slick) that, patched, was a coupl'a thou under bore diameter. It also worked just as well in a Shiloh action (first year of production, high half-cock) that I re-barreled in 45-2 7/8 and re-stocked back in the early 80s.
Too bad TAURAK it is no longer available.
After shooting 12-15 shots, I cleaned with a wet patch and fouling came out like a slimy black loogie. Next wet patch was gray, and third was clean. I loved TAURAK. Thought it was the best lube ever for paper patched bullets. I mourned its passing.
  

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Reply #102 - Jul 11th, 2016 at 10:47pm
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Randy it was used as a lube for the rail car bearing boxes. Sold as surplus and bought by Neco and has since been long gone other than by chance.

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Re: LUBE FORMULA`S
Reply #103 - Oct 27th, 2016 at 4:27pm
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I found this, over on the CBA site. It was put together by Ralph Schneider and Steve Hurst.

It seems to be a excellent, compulation of bullet lubes, with many formula's, for them, including many that we use.

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Reply #104 - Nov 30th, 2016 at 3:55pm
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From the Lyman 47th Reloading Handbook, Third Printing: April 1994, page 109:

" Lyman Ideal bullet lubricant is a blend of sheep tallow, beeswax and lampblack. "
  

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