Mixed up some 45/45/10 yesterday

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Mixed up some 45/45/10 yesterday

Post by RogerD » Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:49 am

And it's awesome. I have a couple hundred bullets that I tumble lubed with Lee lla and by golly it's coming off and re-lubed with 45/45/10 The straight Lee lla is gunky.

Here's a quick guide for 45/45/10 with info from a castboolits member named recluse, with my own measurements included:

*** please keep in mind some of this stuff is flammable, I am not responsible for loss of hair, house, life, etc.

4oz = approximately 1/2 cup. 2 tbsp = 1 oz

4oz bottle of lee liquid alox
4 oz of Johnson's Paste Wax (from Lowe's)
2 tablespoons of unscented mineral spirits

Step 1- simmer the JPW for 15 minutes
Step 2- warm the LLA bottle in hot water until it becomes runny
Step 3- turn off the heat, and mix the JPW and LLA. Stir it up.
Step 4- wait until the mixture is cool enough to bottle. Bottle it and add the mineral spirits. Shake it up.

My bullets are coming out thinly glazed and not tacky when dry :!:
BTW I also had some lyman stick alox, and just for grins I added a thumb-sized hunk to my soup.
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Re: Mixed up some 45/45/10 yesterday

Post by bornfree » Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:49 pm

I mixed up the same recipe except with turtle wax. Fired some 38's using it yesterday without leading the barrel. It was an old can from my garage that wasn't good for anything else.
Also melted down 120 pounds of WW this weekend. Hope to get more time to cast soon.
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