BLL aka Bens Liquid Lube

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  1. Ikarus1

    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    BLL version 2.0
    Stolen shamelessly from Castboolits

    Super-thin tumble lube
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    So far gotta about $30 in supplies, before going to the mart of Wals to get the mineral spirtis[​IMG]

    I put about a dozen drops per 150 boolits.
    1 coat is nearly imperceptible, except by feel. Its not tacky like regular alox but its there. Im gonna try just 1 coat on these.

    Lee TL 158gr SWC, cast from wheelweights plus a little tin solder.

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    3.2gr of HP-38 aka .1gr over min

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    Grits I'm a Dirt Bag. Charter Life Member

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    Make bullet lube.

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    Well, yeah. Some fine tumble lube to be exact.
     
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    I gave that up. Now I just shake and bake.

    Powder coat for me. None of that sticky lube gumming up my seating.dies.

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    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    Too much work for just plinking. This lube supposed leaves a thin coat so i dont have to size these TL mold casts.
    Its not sticky like regular alox.
     
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    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    Oh and I PC also....[​IMG]
     
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    Might be too much work, but too much work has kept me.from busting.caps for a long time.

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    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    Theres 60+ pages worth of others' work on Castboolits about BLL if you feel like reading the multiple benefits of thin coats of carnauba and alox.

    One of the orig posters goals was to have less clumping and gunk. Plus not having to resize and loading as-cast
     
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    Can you substitute pork fat for the wax? Asking for a friend.


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    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    I dont see why not. Although the orig formula called for "johnson wax" so....
     
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    What do you use when your wife isn't home?
     
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    So a single coat of this stuff evidently is enough. Loaded up 50 158grn SWCs with 3.low grains of HP38 so we gonna see if the muss is worth the fuss.
     
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    Makes total sense since you're using the Lee TL bullets. They work well for that purpose. Unfortunately I couldn't get them to stabilize out of my G34. I had to move away from anything that involved melting Johnson's paste wax. My wife probably would have shot me with Everything I cast if get it near her again. Some people are so smell sensitive.
     
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    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    The Lundmark has hardly any smell, even combined with mineral spirits. BLL is good stuff
     
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    MuzzerFuzzer Aged Flatulationist Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    I was thinkin somethin even more explosive. :)
     
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    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    Yep. This stuff is so thin, its got to smoke less than the waxy Hornady lube they put on their cast lead. The mineral spirits evaporate out of the wax carrier that applies the alox evenly. I let them dry overnight and i could still feel lube all over the projectiles when i loaded them.

    Only thing left is to see how they shoot and whether theres much if any leading
     
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    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    Shot 50rds outdoors, didnt notice much smoke. Small amount of lead present in barrel but the gun was dirty prior to testing. Gonna bump the charge since I had some soot on the cases. Accuracy was minute of 6" plate at 20ft