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Re: To Larry, re: Wax

Posted by Ken Smith on Wednesday, 17 November 2010, at 12:04 p.m., in response to Wax, posted by Larry Sunday on Tuesday, 16 November 2010, at 9:03 p.m.

Hi Larry, Good to hear from you too. How have you been? The Japan wax seems to work fine as a lube. I alloyed it with olive oil at about a 50/50 ratio to soften it up. In its raw state, it compares to a bar of soap. No way that will go through the lubersizer. I also had some 50/50 beeswax and olive oil that I alloyed with the Japan wax at about the same rate. This worked good as well. It took a few tries to get this stuff to go through the sizer. Failure meant barbequeing the sizer to get the hard stuff back out again. Just a few briquets and about 30 minutes on the grill, no salt and pepper or sauce, the low temperature liquified the hard lube again to pour out into a can. This is a good way to "clean" your sizer. Just take out the sizing die and the adjustment rod, and the rammer. I have been invited by a battlefield archaeologist to do some experimental archaeology at an Indian Wars battlefield here. We will be doing some shooting up to 1000 yards with my '84, and with a '68 .50/70. This battle involved Victorio in 1880, with Apache scouts firing into his encampment at various distances from two directions. I will be taking a few of Blunt's skirmish targets to simulate Victorios men, probably the standing figures. I think the archaeologists are questioning the capabilities of the Apache scouts and/or the Springfield rifles. Since the locations of Victorios camp and the positions of the scouts are known, the firing will be conducted from various known positions of the scouts into the location of Victorios camp. This ought to be lots of fun! I am sure looking forward to this. Let me know what is going on with you. Regards, Ken


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