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Old 12-12-2004, 02:12 AM
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LEE Liquid Alox, is this something you aply to your homemade cast bullets or do you put it on store bought cast bullets? (beartooth-leadhead etc...)
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Old 12-12-2004, 06:04 AM
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It's made for home cast bullet application, but you can put it on store bought if you are a belt and suspenders kind of guy.
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Old 01-25-2005, 09:25 AM
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I've been casting and shooting cast for years. Use this stuff all the time. Works well. Add a few drops to a cottege cheese container (eat the cottege cheese first) then just swirl your bullets around. Stand them up on wax paper or aluminum foil to dry. Run them thru the Lee sizer die and recoat, dry and load. I only run them thru the sizer die because I put on gas checks. If you don't gas check most Lee molds throw a bullet that can be shot as cast.
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Old 01-25-2008, 07:52 AM
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what happens when if you dont coat the bullets in this lube? can this step be skipped?
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Old 01-25-2008, 10:12 AM
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What happens is the same thing that happens when you shoot any unlubed bullet, it can lead the bore depending on the velocity your shooting and how hard the lead is. Lubing with either liquid alox, pan lubing or a lubing machine that injects lube in the grooves of the bullets keeps them from leaving that lead in the bore of your firearm.

The Lee liquid alox is a very inexpensive and exceptionally good way to shoot cast bullets past the 500-800 fps speeds you need to keep most lead bullets from leading.
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Old 01-25-2008, 01:31 PM
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Add a few drops to a cottege cheese container (eat the cottege cheese first) then just swirl your bullets around.
Aw Bob, now you tell me. . . Drat!

I think I know now why my seating die stinks so bad.

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Old 01-25-2008, 04:11 PM
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The Lee Alox is primarily for use with home made bullets,but,if you are having leading troubles with store bought bullets,it's allright to adda little Alox to them.
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Old 01-25-2008, 08:00 PM
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No harm in putting it on store bought handgun bullets that I have observed. And I do use it that way. It has saved me some grief to do so.
I can't understand it as a lube? It is NOT slick. It does work at magnum handgun speed for my own homecast or some old comercial cast stuff that I have.

I like it, but I do not understand it's properties.

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Old 01-26-2008, 06:22 AM
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It is hard until it gets heated, as in travelling down the barrel at 2000FPS then it will liquify.
There is where you lube action comes in. Any leading that occurs, happens on a bore that has been fouled with Alox instead of cleaned by a lead bullet, so it canít stick and it is pushed out by the next bullet. My theory on why Alox seems to work so well with so little applied is that since it is on the entire bullet including the nose that it gets in the bore just as the bullet is passing through instead of halfway down the bullet like normal bullets.<O</O
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It is hard until it gets heated, as in travelling down the barrel at 2000FPS then it will liquify.
There is where you lube action comes in. Any leading that occurs, happens on a bore that has been fouled with Alox instead of cleaned by a lead bullet, so it canít stick and it is pushed out by the next bullet. My theory on why Alox seems to work so well with so little applied is that since it is on the entire bullet including the nose that it gets in the bore just as the bullet is passing through instead of halfway down the bullet like normal bullets.<O</O

I tend to agree with your thoughts on " how it works" bsn. I do like the fact that LLA is on the part of the bullet that touches the rifling first. Just makes sence to have lube there to me! Put the lube in front of the friction!

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Old 01-26-2008, 07:38 PM
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Here's a hint on using the liquid alox for "swirl lubing" Micro-wave it for 15 to 20 seconds before dribbling it on you bullets and it works much better. Also just use half as much as you think you need. It goes a long ways.

I usually do this even on the lubed cast bullets I buy bulk. It works so good. I even did the swirl lube on my cast minni ball's for the muzzle loader. My old lubra-sizer went down the road years ago.
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Old 01-27-2008, 06:36 AM
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I thin mine down with mineral spirits.
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Old 01-28-2008, 03:49 PM
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I'm even more lazy than faucettb. I take a gallon freezer zip lock bag, add a large handful of bullets, two good squirts of Lee Alox, squirt in two or three tablespoons or so of rubbing alcohol, zip closed, gently roll in my hands then pour the bullets in a tray lined with tin foil to dry. The thinned lube works great past 1400 fps. Alcohol seems to help them dry faster too. When done, zip the bag closed until next time. Usually only have to add a spoon of alcohol to activate the remainder. All store boughts with wax lube get this treatment. Stopped store bought's leading.
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Old 03-02-2008, 03:29 PM
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Some commercial hard cast bullets with a hard lube lead the the snot out of my barrels. The problem for three different calibers has been solved with a little Lee Liquid Alox.
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