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If you have a certain technique or trick you use to lube your cast bullets that you feel works well post it up here. Id like to consolidate them all here so folks have an easy reference to see what they want to do different or someone just getting into it can get some good information from.

My current favorite is the WaxMeister. Im not a big fan of luber sizer machines and like to shoot my bullets as cast. Here are 3 quick videos that outline its use.

WaxMeister Overview
Pan and lube Setup
WaxMeister Operation
 

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Welcome Levi! Great Idea, pun intended! I just ordered the tool with all the cutters as this tool is exactly where I've been heading with my Alox lubing. I primarily work with gas checked bullets and liquid Alox but casting 20K worth of them a year has caused me to refine my technique quite a bit. My choice is Alox, my bullets are designed for it, because I have not found a bullet lube that survives jacketed bullet velocities and pressures as well. In a nutshell, allow me to describe my bullet lubing technique so you can see how your tool will work for me.

After casting, I snap the gas checks on and spray WD-40 across the bullets in prep to run them through the Lee sizer.



With all the bullets sized and gas checks seated, I then move to lubing. I keep my Alox in a small crock pot, in that pot I'm able to store and reheat the lube for use. The Alox is "cut" with odorless mineral spirits to achieve a consistency that will allow me to lube the bullet with one dip. This method allows the excess lube from the bullets to be returned to the pot for use in the next session.



After lubing the bullets are placed on a cookie sheet to dry. In my conditioned reloading room, this takes about 2 hours.



In the past, I would take the bullets off the cookie sheet and run them back through the Lee sizer to remove the excess wax. Now, I use the Wax Meister Tool to pick the bullets up off the cookie sheet and place them in containers.



Using the Wax Meister Tool instead of running these bullets back through the Lee sizer is the cat's purr!
  • No need to run the bullets through a second pass of the sizer.
  • The tool keeps the excess lube on the cookie sheet. Using the sizing die/press put it on my floor.
  • Bullets are dropped directly in a container.
  • Conservatively, decreases the final step of my technique by a third of the amount of time.
 

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I'm still a little confused about how the cutting tool works. Can somebody give me a step-by-step?

Michael, I'm also a big fan of Alox, and your dipping system is a lot better than the bowl technique. I think I'll try it. I figure I'll be picking up one or two of your molds pretty soon if all goes well.

Thanks to all.........this section is a welcome addition to M-O. 8)
 

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papajohn said:
I'm still a little confused about how the cutting tool works. Can somebody give me a step-by-step?

Thanks to all.........this section is a welcome addition to M-O. 8)
It works on the same principal as a cookie cutter or when you cut the case head off and use that as the cutter to get the bullets out of the wax by hand. When you do that you have to push the bullets out of the cutter by hand or let them come up through the top into your hand. With the WaxMeister you push it down over one bullet and cut it out of the wax. Then you set the tool over whatever you want to put the lubed bullets on and press the plunger on top of the tool. This pushes the bullet out and sets it on its base and you never have to handle the bullet when the wax is still soft in the grooves. You can then let the bullets fully cool and let the wax set up before you handle them. It saves you from having to use two hands and having to handle the bullet when the wax is still soft. Hope this helps.
 

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The video shows how it works, and in detail.
 

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The links weren't showing up on my computer due to the color settings I had in place. Watching them explains everything very well. Thanks for posting!
 

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I can't believe no one is jumping on the free trial of this .. wish I reloaded and cast.. ;D
 

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Gunjunkie said:
I can't believe no one is jumping on the free trial of this .. wish I reloaded and cast.. ;D
We already filled all the slots we have and shipped them out. First review is in the WaxMeister thread.
 

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I missed something free???? ::) ::) My luck still holds true. ;)
 
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