I know that when I make felix lube the Lanolin is what is suppose to make it stay in the grove. You can buy it in any drug store. I belive its called hydrous lanolin or some such thing. Try adding a tablespoon to about 4 sticks of what you are making.
That needs to be ANHYDROUS lanolin. Anhydrous means without water. Don't let some saleslady sell you the hydrous stuff they priobably have in stock and is much more common. I recently bought some from a local drug store. They had to order it and came in the next day. It cost about $18/lb. I would check with a compunding pharmacist before I checked Wal Mart, Walgreen's, etc. They are usually the smaller one owner drug stores and you stand a higher chance of them having it in stock.
I recently made some of the Felix lube for the first time. It came out softer than I wanted but was pretty slick. I am going to go back and add more beeswax and parrafin. Anybody ever try adding some of the alox stick lube to the felix formula?
Felix lube is the one you put Ivory soap shavings in. You use it as a substitute for sodium stearate. I would be real skittish about using liquid soap as you don't won't anything with water and my guess is it doesn't have a very high concentration of sodium stearate if any at all. I haven't used any yet but have mixed up a large batch. I am waiting to finish up the stick of hard lube in my sizer now. Also, I have no experience with other blends that contain grease, moly, etc. Sounds like they would be rather messy. I like what I have seen so far with the Felix lube. It is very, very slick to the touch.
So far all I have loaded is pistol rounds with the fastest being about 1300 FPS or so in my SRH .44. Hard lube has done fine so far but I wan't something that doesn't require a heater. I just cast up a bunch of .30 cal RCBS silhouette bullets and just got in a Seaco #17 .45 300 gr mold for the .45/70 Ruger No. 3 and .450 Marlin. I am planning on using the Felix lube on these. Might get a chance to do it this weekend. I have seen people post that they have gotten 2000 FPS out of rifles with no problem using the Felix lube. Guess I just got to try it to believe it. Anybody else got something to add?
2500 fps in a 308 Win. with FWFL. Accurate with low speed wadcutters also. I used Ly Super Moly before this and NRA Alox formula before that. I find Felix Lube superior to both, cheaper and easier to clean up not to mention no unpleasant odor. Gianni.
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