boolit casting sizer questions


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9w1911
April 16, 2013, 12:12 AM
Hi guys I am new to casting but wow is it fun
my question is I have a Lee sizer dies and single stage press and I have not.sized anything yet but I.am.curious about Alox its so gummy and wont it gum up my seater and crimp dies? Is there a method I need to know and I will probably buy an rcbs lube sizer if I can't get the Lee to make clean.stuff

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9w1911
April 16, 2013, 01:11 AM
Dug up an answer lube and size w a case lube etc, clean then pan lube.

blarby
April 16, 2013, 01:20 AM
Applied properly, I have never had an issue with LLA and seating dies.

I have had an issue with wax based lubes like thompsons blue angel- I clean them out with a hot 20 gauge brush every 500-700 rounds. It tends to accumulate on the seating die head itself, which left unattended will slowly shrink your OAL.

9w1911
April 16, 2013, 02:01 AM
thanks Blarby

blarby
April 16, 2013, 02:11 AM
Anytime.

Feel free to PM if you have any further questions.

zxcvbob
April 16, 2013, 02:20 AM
It makes a gummy mess if you use too much. It takes a lot less than you'd expect. You can also mix it with paste wax; apply *that* very thinly and it's not sticky at all.

blarby
April 16, 2013, 05:44 AM
Or you can mix it 50/50 with mineral spirits.

I use about a 1/2 to 3/4 tablespoon of the 50/50 to do 250 bullets in a small container.

The container ends up keeping more of it than the bullets- but thats great for the next batch. I spread them on a 6408 produce flat and put a fan on 'em- they are dry in about an hour.

243winxb
April 16, 2013, 08:29 AM
Liquid Alox application
Posted by on 20 October 2011 12:22 PM
Best results in applying liquid alox are when the alox is heated before applying, or thinned with paint thinner. This makes it flow more easily, and results in a more even coat. One technique is to boil water and pour it into a coffee mug, and then drop the bottle of liquid alox into the mug for about five minutes.

Place your freshly cast bullets into something about the size of a Cool Whip bowl and drop a few drops of liquid Alox on the bullets. Mix the bullets around until they are all coated. Lay the freshly coated bullets on some wax paper to dry. Liquid alox will usually dry enough overnight to reload the next day, depending upon the humidity. Tacky bullets can be dusted with powdered graphite.

If you subscribe to the "more is better" line of thought, your coated bullets may never dry. Don't go for a "golden" color but rather just a light varnish. If you discover that your bullets are sticky the next day, you can get by with using a little less the next time. Keep reducing until the "stickiness" is gone by the next day.

If you are sizing your cast bullets, it is necessary to lube them first. Because the sizer will remove some of the surface of a larger diameter bullet, you may need to re-lubricate the bullets after they have been sized.

Many of our bullets are of the "TL" or Tumble Lube design. These bullets have many shallow grooves that are perfect for allowing Liquid Alox to adhere to a great amount of surface. It has been reported that the accuracy of these bullets is high.
From Lee. Get more answers here > http://leeprecision.net/support/index.php?/Knowledgebase/List/Index/13/product-support

grubbylabs
April 16, 2013, 01:10 PM
I thin mine by about 50% with denatured alcohol, it seems to work well for me.

GP100man
April 16, 2013, 09:58 PM
45% alox 45% johnson paste floor wax 10% mineral sprits

Low heat & mix well !!

It`ll dry faster ,not stiky or gooey.

It`ll dry so clear you`ll think it won`t work , but it does!!

kingmt
April 16, 2013, 10:11 PM
Don't PM. Then I'd have nothing to learn from!

Sapper771
April 16, 2013, 10:44 PM
45% alox 45% johnson paste floor wax 10% mineral sprits

Low heat & mix well !!

It`ll dry faster ,not stiky or gooey.

It`ll dry so clear you`ll think it won`t work , but it does!!

This^ .

I used this concoction many times when I was tumble lubing. Much better than straight Alox.

I have sprinkled wad slick (mica powder) on my tumble lube bullets to keep them from sticky-ing up dies and everything else. Baby powder works too.

41 Mag
April 16, 2013, 10:45 PM
The 45/45/10 lube or "Recluse Lube" is wonderful. I use it for nearly everything from 38's up to full tilt gas checked 454 loads.

If you don't want to mess with blending it up yourself you can always check out White Label Lubes and pick it up pre mixed and ready to go.

Delux Liquid X-Lox~45-45-10 (http://lsstuff.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2&products_id=31)

I personally haven't tried it just yet, but if anything like the rest of his lubes which I have sampled and used you will not be disappointed one bit. When I run out of the half pint or so I have left from my last batch I brewed up myself, I DO plan on getting some of this. Of course at the rate it lubes bullets, what I have will last me quite a while.

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