Johnson's Paste Wax for lube?

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jforwel

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If you go over to castboolits.com you will find that a lot of casters use JPW in one form or another. Some cut it with other lubes, some tumble lube their bullets and some pan lube. I have yet to try it but will some time soon because of what I have read about it.
 

Yosemite Sam

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Be careful you're not talking about two different things: I think the OP is asking about using it as a firearm lube, and the replies seem to be talking about bullet lube. Maybe it's just me, but that's the way I read the forgoing.

I have heard of using it as a protectant on a firearm, eg, waxing the outside to help prevent rust, but I've never heard of using it as a lubricant. But I never heard of it as a bullet/case lube before this, either...

If you're looking for a cheap effective gun lube, look no further than Mobil 1.

If I'm reading this wrong, just ignore me...

-- Sam
 

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jpw works great as a bullet lube i use for my .45acp my lighter .45colt loads and my lighter .45/70 loads it leaves no lead in my barrel and shines your barrel up real nice. To apply it warm up your bullets I use a old hair dryer then add a dollop of the paste wax swirl your bullets around till all are coated spread out on wax paper I stand mine up others choose to let them lie they dry pretty quick and no stickiness
 

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I use it on my 45 acp and 44 mag loads. I don't push any of them very fast though. All less than 1000 ft/sec. I have a pan sitting near my casting area, and drop the sill warm, but not hot bullets in it. Swish them around a little and pull out with a slotted spoon. They normally take several hours to dry completly. Easily obtained also, just about any hardware store carries it.
 

bigboredad

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Ray I shot the jpw in excess or a 1000 fps. but remember bullet to barrel fit is important if the bullet is to small it wont matter what kind of lube you get
 
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I use Johnson or Butchers paste wax on the surfaces of my wood working machinery Planer Saw Joiners even routers really slicks up the surface also protectent. May work well on fire arms I use Flitz gun wax fairly inexpensive goes a long way. On the bottle it states to us it on the bore but I haven't tried it yet. ps
 

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Again, not asking about anything but lube for bullets here. I guess, I'll find out first hand. I just loaded up 50 45 Colts using JPW for lube. May be a week or two before I get to test them out.
 

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Jayhawkhuntclub":1u7ytxrr said:
Again, not asking about anything but lube for bullets here. I guess, I'll find out first hand. I just loaded up 50 45 Colts using JPW for lube. May be a week or two before I get to test them out.
Would you use this as some use Lee Liquid Alox, that type of thing? I guess this works out cheaper?

I'm about to load my first cast rifle rounds, and have some LLA, but hey, you know, it's all about experimentation.

-- Sam
 

ctkelly

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All the recipes I have seen use JPW component of a mixture, not just by itself. The castboolits forum has a great deal of recipes you can check out.

I buy my lube from http://www.lsstuff.com/lube/index.html. Very cheap and works great. I have some bullshop lube to make speed green too but I haven't gotten around to that yet.
 

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I've used it w/good results. More bang for your buck than Lee Alox. I put a spoonful in a spaghetti jar and melt it on a stovetop enough to get it runny. than put in about 50 rds and stir them up, than dry on paper.
 
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JPW works great! I take a tsp full of it and put it in a plastic jar(the kind 16 0z of peanuts come in)add 50 hornady swaged .430 bullets. Set it in the Texas sun for 20 minutes(on its side)rotate cannister to coat the bullets then pour out on waxed paper to dry after setting up on base. No leading up to around 1200 fps. Didn't try any faster.
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