The eternal can of sizing die wax.

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Docendo Discimus, Aug 11, 2022.

  1. Docendo Discimus

    Docendo Discimus Member

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    I have been using my can of sizing die wax for years and have hardly put a dent in it. I am convinced that I will never load enough rounds to use the whole can. Have any of you used up an entire one? If so what did that take? 100,000 rounds? :rofl:
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  2. lightman

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    I've had my can for years but I only use it for neck sizing, a rather limited use in my loading needs. But they do seem to last forever!
     
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  3. Mk-211

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    I thought the same thing until having to FL size 50 BMG.

    Now I buy it by the tub!

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  4. Docendo Discimus

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    Ma Deuce butter!
     
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  5. Hooda Thunkit

    Hooda Thunkit Member

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    I've got a tub of that Hornady Unique lube. Bought it in .... Well, I don't remember when.

    I don't see a scenario where I need to get another tub. Ever. I bet I haven't used a teaspoon of it in over a decade.
     
  6. Swampman

    Swampman Old Fart

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    I've used up a couple small cans over the years. Maybe it's due to my wasteful ways.

    I usually rub a bit on the inside of a quart ziplock bag, then put in a bunch of cases and roll 'em around till they're evenly coated.

    Make sure ALL tumbling media has been removed and don't use too much wax or you'll get oil dents.
     
  7. Blue68f100

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    I'm seeing the bottom of my Imperial Sizing Wax can. It's taken 20+ yrs to get there. May take another 5 to finish it off. I would have to go through all my logs to get a round count, ~ 20,000 would be my guess.
     
  8. GeoDudeFlorida

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    It took a metal toolbox in a trunk for four hours in the Florida heat. Melted all over my Lee loaders, bullets. primers, everything. This was maybe 1985/6 before I moved south to Vero. I did a lot of load development at the range back then.
     
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  9. bullseye308

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    Been using a can of imperial sizing wax for 25+_ years and it’s about 2/3 gone and I’m sure it saw 50k+. Doesn’t take much with clean brass
     
  10. .38 Special

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    Yep. About 20 years to get to the bottom, but there's at least another 5 years' worth around the sides.
     
  11. ms6852

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    I have a can of imperial wax that I've had for years so this can may out live me.
     
  12. tightgroup tiger

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    I've gone through 3 cans of aerosol One Shot.
    I use it on all handgun cases.
    My Unique, I have only a small depression in the tub, I don't load that many rifle any more.
     
  13. Remington1911

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    Same, I use imperial, and you can just tell the dent after 10 years.
     
  14. Docendo Discimus

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    I'm on my second can of one shot. It is a good product but I have stuck a few cases with it because I didn't let it dry all the way before sizing. I have never stuck a case with the wax.
     
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  15. rdnktrkr

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    I have a can of Imperial wax that came with a bundle deal at an estate auction, I have no idea how many years they had used it but I've been using it some for 10yrs or more, now I use the lanolin/alcohol mix more so this can will probably be handed down to my grandson
     
  16. jak67429

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    My first can of Imperial wax went up in flams when my house burned 20 years ago. Just finished the second this spring sizing 223 for prairie dog loads. I did do 2 - 6 gal buckets of brass, and the tin was not full.
     
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