Ben,Is it Ben's Red you want the link to ? ?
If so, here it is :
Changing lube, that's silly just pick up another lubri-sizer.Ben,
It was this site that pushed me to use NRA 50/50 which has been working well for me. But, it I could tighten up my groups with a better lube, I'd be happy to try it. I just hate the process required to change a lube in a 450 Lyman.
So, winter is coming and I need more winter therapy projects. Looking at the recipe for Ben's Red, are those percentages by weight or volume. It might not make a difference, but wanted to clarify.
I was considering using some of the babybel cheese wax for a substitute if push came to shove...Fiver, aren't there different types of parrafin waxes? I remember researching it a bit but it's been a long time. Any standard type to look for for those who can't source JPW? Maybe someone here knows.
Ah! Okay, now I know. Thanks man! So in theory, if you had a ton of canning wax and wanted it softer, you could melt and add in some mineral oil to get a somewhat softer, stickier wax? I'm asking as straight canning wax often flakes off my traps, something slightly softer might work a bit better over time. Maybe Rally has played with this.there's different 'types' of micro waxes they are based on melt point for the most part. [and a little bit to do with the size of the holes in the wax]
and have what they call a penetration sumthin or other, basically how far a pin will penetrate with so much pressure applied.
it all boils down to how much mineral oil is in the wax.
you got none [like canning wax] hard chalky brittle stuff.
down to vaseline-- no explanation necessary.
it's all pretty much the same two components, just the percentages go up and down the scale.
I'm a farmer, we buy mineral oil by the gallon...i was hoping you'd get to too Allen.
yep some mineral oil will soften it up.
you could also try some soy wax, it's used a ton in those smelly candles.
i don't know if coffee/vanila is good for yotes etc.,, but it might be a good cover scent?
anyway, that stuff is good for making paraffin softer and smooth out better too.
mineral oil is super easy to find in your local grocery store, and it's cheap enough for a few ounces.