Put 40-50 boolets in a plastic bowl or zip loc bag then add 10-15 drops LA shake rattle and roll around until evenly coated then using tweezers set them out on a piece of wax paper over night to dry. A second coat may be required.
I also thin the LA about 20% with minerial spirits.
If you do it like it says with the instructions it really works good. Tumble the bullets before sizing, and let dry overnight. When you run them through the sizer, some of the lube is scraped off the sides and fills the grooves...then tumble lube them one more time and let dry. For the final coat, I stand them up to dry. These bullets are certainly UGLY looking.....looks like they have been rolled in poop. They are not pretty like using Rooster Red or one of the other bright collored lubes....but, it works really great.
Guess I'm the lazy one in the bunch. I place my bullets in a plastic container, dribble on the Alox, shake to coat, then before I go to bed, shake again. When I get up in the morning, I do another shake. May have to do another when i get home from work but it's not critical. Used to lube then place them upright on wax paper until I decided to try the easy way. Can't tell any difference. Lube is spread evenly and works for me.
Is it being lazy OR is it making efficient use of your time... since you are useing the time spent playing with bullets to do something else, Like prime cases er shoot up some of those already loaded rounds, er....
I use an old Cool Whip bowl with a lid. When I am done, I put the lid back on and it stays clean inside. The left-over lube does dry between uses, I just add more to the next batch....when it builds up on the sides, just put a few drops of mineral spirits in the bowl and leave overnight, add some more lube and do the second coat.
I dump the freshly moulded bullets into an old gold pan (left over from some unsuccessful panning days in Alaska) and squirt just enough Alox over them to coat after a little shaking around. Then I pour them into one of several of those disposable aluminum baking pans to dry over night. When the Alox seems to thicken too much to pour easily, I nuke the bottle for 30-45 seconds (hint: remove the cap first).
Like Robert, I also use the cool whip container. When enough lube gets hardened on the sides I scrape it off with a knife, put some mineral spirits in, add some bullets and the with the lube shavings at the bottom I am able to lube with just what had dried on the sides.
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