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Minding my Beeswax!
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 Posted: Sat May 5th, 2007 10:31 AM
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Ok I got a few good recipes for bullet lubes but then I realized I have a very limited supply of beeswax. Where can I buy more,that wont cost me an arm and a leg. Can I use that Gulf paraffin wax they sell for canning? (Boy my wifes going to be mad about that). Let me know where you get yours please.



 Posted: Sat May 5th, 2007 05:13 PM
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I use the Javelina brand wax that is available from Midway USA.I think its $3.95 or so a stick and it`ll last a long time.I also use the Lee stuff liquid Alox on my tumble lubed 158 gr SWC for my 357 Mag.
Good luck with your casting and I don`t think the wax used for canning would work bud.:confused:
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No, you can' t use the canning wax. I would get on Google and search for companies that sell bee keeping supplies. But bees wax is expensive. I remember buying supples  50 years ago when my father kept bees and it was expensive then, but we sold the honey for extra money. 



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check out archery supply websights



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shootit wrote: check out archery supply websightsTo clarify, beeswax is used to lubricate bow strings.  (At least it was back when I was still trying to hit targets with cheap arrows.)



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https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=beeswax&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Abeeswax



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Beeswax is common among woodworking types. If you have a woodworking supply place close by they should have sticks of purified beeswax.



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That now is one of the things one can get for almost free over here if one knows somebody who keeps bees. I tried a lot of different mixtures for my black powder rifle over the last couple of years but for my rifle a mixture of pure beeswax with some Ballistol works the very best, no leading in the barrel, easy to clean and cleaning between shots only a wipe with a wetted patch after every 15 rounds does the trick.Ballistol is cheap when bought in 1 liter bottles.



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Ask your pastor what they do with the church candle stubs. Church candles aften contain large amounts of beeswax because it doesn't smoke like engineered waxes do. I use about 50-50 pure bees wax and church candles as the wax source in making Junior's 411. RD



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Another pass time of mine is making sunscreens and lip balms. I get beeswax for that from a place called http://www.bulkapothecary.com

I don't know what kind of quantities you'd need, but I just bought a pound for less than $9, and it'll outlast me...



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You know, if you go to White Labs you can find already prepared excellent lubes at prices that are hard to beat by the DIYer. They also have some supplies.
No, wax is NOT wax and paraffin is about the worst wax to use.
You can go to http://castboolits.gunloads.com/forumdisplay.php?58-Boolit-Lube-!
and get lots of lube recipes.



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Local Beekeepers....look up beekeepers and/or honey in the Yellow Pages (if they still have those things) or do a search. The beekeepers remove beeswax when they extract honey and they will sell it directly to you.
I buy mine locally from a beekeeper when I buy honey.
I get mine refined with all the impurities strained out, a whole lot less messy .
Here is a simple recipe for an excellent soft bullet lube.
1 part Lucas Red-N-Tacky Lithium grease.
3 parts Beeswax.
This is known as Lithi-Bee . only use a small amount of paraffin wax if the beeswax is too soft for your needs.
Paraffin is not a great bullet lube, beeswax is the secrete ingredient.

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I get beeswax from a randyrat on castboolits. His prices are fair and the quality is excellent.



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