Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by flatsticks, Feb 4, 2021.
What if any difference is there between the green and white version ?
What you should be aware is since this current panic for all forms of reloading supply buying frenzy, I see tins of Imperial wax being sold for up to $30.00. I believe retail is around $10.00. I wouldn't pay the higher current prices.
A great alternative is the Hornady wax tin, which is available @ a normal $10.00 price. I found it at Midway.
Found some of the green can 1 oz for $15.99 free shipping just tax on it .
Higher than normal price but not like the 30 + I have seen people wanting for it .
Would you say the inperial is worth the $5.99 over the Hornady Wax ?
I would also need to but more stuff at Midway and pay tax not sure if they have the free shiop over $49 going on now .
You get over 2X as much as the 1 oz. Imperial tin.
It makes sense to me to buy the Hornady.
Here is a link to them from Redding https://www.redding-reloading.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&Itemid=15&id=79%3Aimperial-lubricants
The can of Imperial I have is very old and could be from the late 70's- early 80's. It is the original. It is NOT green. It is a clear to light amber in color. I don't know when Redding bought the name, but my can is waaaay before that took place. I likely bought it in the late 70's when I kicked the RCBS case lube W / the pad to the curb. Doesn't really matter, but selling 1 oz. cans is a little frugal with a high price. They do offer a 2 oz. tin of the clear. The current gouging on this product is shameful (take a look on Amazon as to what they're selling it for). That is why I recommended the Hornady from midway at a normal, retail price.
It is amazing how long a tin of this lasts. I only use it for small projects. My big projects get the Alcohol / Lanolin lube.
An alternative case lube I use is Mobil 1 synthetic in the thicker viscosities. You do have to be careful not using too much since too much will cause shoulder dents, but used sparingly, it works really well.
I have one white label Imperial Sizing Die Wax tin with green print made by LE Clear Industrie, Royal Oak, Mich, and any white label same print as LE Clear but made my E-Z Way System, Newark, Ohio.
Did see the price on Amazon and like all of the other reloading components the gougers are out to make a buck .
Will hold off until the price come down or grab the Hornandy stuff should I out in an order from Midway .
Picked up a can Hornandy one shot spray a while back when I saw it glad I did .
Just need to press to get here so I can get some practice on the sizing and trimming .
But honestly a light spritz of Pam cooking spray would probably do just fine too. Or beeswax, or coconut oil...
The local boot shop always throws in a can when I get a new pair.
I think any of this stuff would work just fine.
Thanks for the tip , appreciate it .
Will start with the 223 and wait until I have something else to use for the 6.5 creedmoor .
Anhydrous lanolin and 99% isopropyl alcohol has been a popular case lube for years.
IIRC Dillon now sells it in spray bottles already mixed up.
This tin should last for years.
Both, unfortunately, are on backorder at the moment.
Can't seem to use them up .
Either way good idea to have some type of wax on hand ,
Separate names with a comma.