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Re: Which lube for pan lubing?
Reply #45 - Oct 19th, 2021 at 11:49am
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John,

When cooled sufficiently, my homebrew separates from the sides of the pan and pops out fairly easily.  The straight Javelina will do that sometimes, but at other times I need to put it into the freezer and hit the outside with a heat gun.  Just a minor annoyance.

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Reply #46 - Oct 19th, 2021 at 12:00pm
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I don't understand what personal use is or how it relates to bullet lubes.  Unless you mean it's a secret that you won't share with other shooters.   

Bob, My own lube that I used for about twenty years is flax beeswax, lanolin, compounded steam cylinder oil and olive oil.  I finally got so low I couldn't pan lube no more. 

I'll make up another batch if I ever get to Yakima where I can russle up some flax beeswax.
  

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Re: Which lube for pan lubing?
Reply #47 - Oct 19th, 2021 at 12:29pm
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I don't use any personal lube. Here in Nevada it just attracts dust and would feel gritty. Maybe in Modesto they have no dust.

My bullets, however, use Alberta Schuetzen Lube for now, and then back to my ol' home brew. Beeswax, Vaseline, and olive oil mostly- but over the years it got corrupted by some other thing, though it kept on working pretty faithfully. This leads me to conclude that there isn't too much to making useful bullet lube.
  

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Re: Which lube for pan lubing?
Reply #48 - Oct 19th, 2021 at 1:04pm
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JLouis wrote on Oct 18th, 2021 at 4:15pm:
If one does not decide to depend on a proven lube that actually works. How could anyone go out to continually go out and to thinks they might be able to reach any type of personal success?


EASY!  It's like buying a lottery ticket.  <end of sarcasm>

Good point - and LOTS of us experiment.  I'm tired of guessing.
  

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Re: Which lube for pan lubing?
Reply #49 - Oct 19th, 2021 at 1:51pm
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Line the lube pan with wax paper. It makes getting the lube cake out much easier. The wax paper peals right off the lube cake.

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Reply #50 - Oct 19th, 2021 at 2:53pm
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I tried that Jerry and probably didn't do it right as the lube went under the paper and just made everything worse.  I even bought some of the flexible rubber-like baking pans, but the bullets tend to tip over too easily in them.   

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Reply #51 - Oct 19th, 2021 at 3:06pm
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Well, my melt test did not go very well.  My heat source is really designed for higher temps like 500 degrees.  I finally got it to stabilize at about 120 degrees as measured with a darkroom thermometer.  I put pea-sized bits of Javelina, My brew. SPG and Alberta.  In two tests with all 4 unmelted at 120, I turned up the heat dial as little as possible which quickly upped the temp by at least 50 degrees.  The Javelina melted completely first quickly followed by my lube and the Alberta with SPG lasting the longest.  I may try using a steel plate on top of my RCBS temp-controlled pot to see if it will allow more precise temp settings.   

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Re: Which lube for pan lubing?
Reply #52 - Oct 19th, 2021 at 3:30pm
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I'm using a Wilton no stick metal pan.  No problems.
  

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Reply #53 - Oct 19th, 2021 at 3:32pm
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I use pie pans for lubing. The tapered sides make removal of the cake easy, even if they hold a few less bullets per square inch. 
I also tried those silicone pans that flex, thinking I'd have it made. Anybody wants 'em I can give 'em away. After that attempt, I wouldn't even try them (new ones) in the kitchen. Can't even get a  filled pan from the counter to the oven safely. Never mind getting the result out after cooking unless your wife burns the meatloaf really bad. Roll Eyes
  

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Reply #54 - Oct 19th, 2021 at 5:44pm
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Were you using a Double Boiler?
  

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Reply #55 - Oct 19th, 2021 at 9:19pm
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John
They were pea sized lumps on a metal plate.   
All were solid at 120.  That temp was not measured very accurately.  A darkroom thermometer that tops out on its scale at 130 laying across the heating surface.   

My main takeaway is not not leave lubes billets in the hot sun.  I suspect that if stored in an insulated styrofoam cooler with no ice in the shade on a 110 degree day they would be fine. 

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Re: Which lube for pan lubing?
Reply #56 - Oct 21st, 2021 at 9:08pm
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westerner wrote on Oct 19th, 2021 at 12:00pm:
I don't understand what personal use is or how it relates to bullet lubes.  Unless you mean it's a secret that you won't share with other shooters.  

Bob, My own lube that I used for about twenty years is flax beeswax, lanolin, compounded steam cylinder oil and olive oil.  I finally got so low I couldn't pan lube no more. 

I'll make up another batch if I ever get to Yakima where I can russle up some flax beeswax.                                       



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Reply #57 - Oct 21st, 2021 at 10:13pm
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You put ankle monitors on their six legs.
  

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Re: Which lube for pan lubing?
Reply #58 - Oct 22nd, 2021 at 12:18am
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I use silicone cake pans for my pan lubing.  The cake pops right out with zero issues.  I got mine from wal mart but these are what they are like.  (You need to Login or Register to view media files and links)
  
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Re: Which lube for pan lubing?
Reply #59 - Oct 23rd, 2021 at 12:15am
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rkba2nd wrote on Oct 21st, 2021 at 10:13pm:
You put ankle monitors on their six legs.

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