No - the wax is virtually unaffected when it goes bang - maybe a few dimples.spinafish said:I have seen mention of wax gas checks. Doesn't seem right..wouldn't that affect the powder when it goes bang.
Uhh -spinafish said:thanks for the reply..I have a fairly large piece of wax I peeled off of a large cheese wheel and think I will give it a whirl..was going to use it to flux my lead. I can't seem to let anything go to waste!
Well, I've got some - and you don't.Clodhopper said:What is the wax that you are using? The stuff that I had that went bad on me was a beeswax mix that I bought in a 1 pound cake. I live in the desert and we get temps up to 115 F in the summer. The stuff was stored in a shed for a couple of months. I also had a big blob of bullet lube in the box when I got around to moving my stuff into my new, air conditioned, reloading shed.
Like I stated, I like shooting with the wax checks so If you have a better mix, share!
Aha! That makes sense! Think I will relegate my beeswax back to lubing and not gas checks. Also think that I'll keep my non-gas checked projectiles to a speed that leading is not a problem and use copper checks for the faster ones, like out of my 45 Colt Trapper. Thanks Lloyd!Lloyd said:make sure you use paraphin wax rather then beeswax. Paraphin melts at a higher temp and it probably wouldnt contaminate your powder if the ammo was subjected to high temps.