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A while back, I asked on this Forum whether anyone had tried using toilet bowl wax for bullet lube. I got various recommendations on recipes for homemade lubes that use it, but no one seemed to have used the stuff straight.

Well, I finally got around to giving it a try, since I finally ran the old lube out of my sizer. I got a ring of Fluidmaster Bol-wax, and used it straight.
The stuff goes on very much like Saeco Gold, and requires minimal heating ( no heating if you lube on a warm day ).

The proof of the pudding is in the shooting - and my target velocity .45ACP loads shoot every bit as well as Saeco Gold or Green do. Without a bit of leading. So, now I know to by my bullet lube in the plumbing aisle!

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Is on my list of things to try for low velocity rifle loads.

Kinda surprized that I don't read more of black-powder folks using it?

Cheezywan
 

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I will have to try that this summer, what is target velocity for a 45 ACP?

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Good report gmd,
Nice to know. Some other good news, depending on where ya shop, ya might could find some bullet material in the plumbin aisle.
Think I might try it on some standard velocity 45 LC.
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bOWLWAX aS bULLETLUBE

I began using it three years ago in my cap & ball guns and also for lubing precut patches. Down here in Florida where the ultraviolet rays are more intense, and everything made of metal can get superheated, it just makes good sense to thicken it some with beeswax and some Octagon soap. Otherwise it will melt into the powdercharge.
 

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Kinda surprized that I don't read more of black-powder folks using it?
Cheezy: petroleum product lubes and black powder foul are the proverbial Curse. Leaves a hard layer of foul in the bore that is not easy to remove.
 

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On another forum, I've read that toilet bowl rings aren't wax any more, but a petroleum by-product. The folks there haven't had anything good to say about it. I can't say for sure, as I haven't read the ingredients on the box.
 

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"Bowl Wax as Bullet Lube"

I won't use it as a bullet lube (the carbon thing) but it works great as case sizing lube, straight.
 

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Cheezy: petroleum product lubes and black powder foul are the proverbial Curse. Leaves a hard layer of foul in the bore that is not easy to remove.

OK. I'll learn from that. I'm not much of a black powder shooter.
I do shoot black from my 30-30 Winchester from time to time though.
Clean from the breach when I do, and have had no trouble. Is not a regular load though!

I need to read more of this.

Thanks for posting.

Cheezywan
 

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I've mixed it with equal parts beeswax and candle paraffin (the beeswax was a furniture polish/conditioner with some orange oil in it. Works just fine with my light loads in 30-06 and smells good too. (The candle wax was scented.)
 

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On the sbject of bullet lubes it came about on a rimfire BR session and the never ending search for accurate ammo I had some CCI green tag that has only a minimal amount of their own lube.

Mixed up a batch of Lee Alox and some turps to thin the mix at least 50% and with the tray of 100 rds come in makes the job less messy then dipping the rounds to just on the brass, allow to drip dry, store as usual.

The point being the CCI std vel stuff was only an average performer at best giving about 3/4" at 50 yds, but the same ammo with the different alox coating shrunk the groups to just over half of their stock lube coating.

Good chance different lube mix with your own recipe will change average ammo into good match or practice ammo, similar batches worked the same on HV ammo shrinking their grouping performance and works best on projectiles with external grooves in their sides, usually left empty, but filled up they do perform better.
 

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I found the rings to be TOO Sticky by themsleves. I do use them in my mix with Parafin and Bees way a little soap and some Car wax. Stuff I end up with sticks to the bullet great and I get great accuracy from Hand guns and mosr rifle loads. J.Michael
 
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