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Best sizing lube ever?

 
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Old 06-21-2014, 05:52 PM
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Best sizing lube ever?

Clapham's beeswax salad bowl finish.

I was resizing 300 RUM to 7mm Dakota. Now I have resized numerous cartridges in years past both to smaller neck size as well as shorter overall. Today I was gettin my butt kicked. Resizing the necks was no problem but when I got down to the shoulders the problems began. I kept folding the shoulders and ruined half a dozen brass. RCBS sizing lube ain't what it used to be and could not find my sizing wax no matter how many shelves and drawers I emptied.

My southern engineering attitude kicked in when I found a jar of beeswax salad bowl finish. Wow........this stuff works incredible! So I got to thinking (always a mistake) I use beeswax, murphy oil and I think mink oil in a blend I make for lubing patches for my traditional muzzleloaders. This also worked just as well as a sizing lube, if maybe not a little better. Might have to play with the recipe a little if I can ever find it again. Never the less, I'm pretty sure this brand of beeswax is going to be a permanent fixture in my reloading room........at least until I have to treat the cutting boards again.
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Old 06-21-2014, 08:04 PM
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Re: Best sizing lube ever?

first I've heard of beeswax as a resizing lube... My pops used it along with alox to lube bullets back before we had lube- sizers though.
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Old 06-22-2014, 01:25 AM
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Re: Best sizing lube ever?

Sounds like Imperial Sizing Wax. No more problems since I switched to it.
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Old 06-22-2014, 10:54 AM
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Re: Best sizing lube ever?

Sounds like a good idea. I don't think I will ever run out of bees wax. My bees produce about 6-7000 lbs every year. The honey flow is about 3 weeks away here in Manitoba.
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Old 06-22-2014, 11:35 AM
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Re: Best sizing lube ever?

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Sounds like Imperial Sizing Wax. No more problems since I switched to it.
+1. Last forever too.
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Old 06-22-2014, 12:17 PM
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Sounds like a good idea. I don't think I will ever run out of bees wax. My bees produce about 6-7000 lbs every year. The honey flow is about 3 weeks away here in Manitoba.

Who knows........it's probably what sizing wax is anyway. I lived in Manitoba for two years from 82 till 84 in the metropolis of Waskada.
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Old 06-22-2014, 12:24 PM
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Re: Best sizing lube ever?

Imperial is some good stuff!!!
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