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Emmert's Lube recipe
« on: August 15, 2013, 09:24:33 PM »
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Emmert's Home Mix (50% pure natural beeswax, 40% Original Crisco and 10% Canola Oil) makes a very successful lube for Black Powder. I have since modified the original formula by reducing the Canola Oil to 5% and adding 5% Anhydrous Lanolin. The lanolin makes the lube stick to the bullet better over time and does a slightly better job overall. Be sure and use a double boiler to melt it to avoid overheating the lube. Over heating will KILL it for bullet lube. Your receipe is almost the same as mine, and I've been using mine for years.

You may substitute olive oil for the canola oil, the olive oil has a higher flash point and works very good as well.

The trick is to keep everything natural, no oil based products (vaseline). The crisco is vegetable based as well as the olive oil. The beeswax, because of it's exposure to the honey, will naturally repel bacteria, thus prevent the lube from going rancid and drying out.
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Re: Emmert's Lube recipe
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2013, 03:56:56 PM »
Yep my go to lube, I do the lanolin and not the olive or canola oils.

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Re: Emmert's Lube recipe
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2013, 08:55:23 PM »
I used olive oil in mine; didn't seem too bad! (7&
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Re: Emmert's Lube recipe
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2013, 07:02:50 PM »
I use jojoba oil it's a liquid wax that replicates the properties of whale oil
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Re: Emmert's Lube recipe
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2013, 10:48:05 PM »
I use jojoba oil it's a liquid wax that replicates the properties of whale oil

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Re: Emmert's Lube recipe
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2013, 12:57:08 PM »
don't know but it works good I use it for cleaning and oiling my revolvers straight and in my wax lube pills

I melt beeswax, tallow, and parafin in a old crock pot and add a few tablespoons of jojoba oil and lable it into 4 oz jelly jars. On the bullets I smear it into the grease groves and on round balls i cut a piece, roll it up into a ball and flatten it, and put it under the ball on top of the powder
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