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Old 07-17-2015, 01:35 PM
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I have some old .22 that the wax is drying out, Since i reload , would simply rubbing some stick not liquid ALOX on them before shooting help?? I though maybe just putting some on my fingers and rubbing it on the bullet before fireing would help. Ive been shooting for 40 years and just got back into rimfire by replacing my dads 60 year old Winchester 290 that has fired tens of thousands of rounds over the years,but iam worried something might happen and parts are hard to find for it any more. So i just bought a new RAR to shoot and put it back in the gunsafe.

Iam on Brain enos.com and m4carbine.net for a while but new to rimfire central,so im sorry if this is a stupid question or been asked a thousand times already. I recently started shooting again mostly glock and m4s etc but have gotten back into rimfire to help teach my wife scoped rifle. Iam not shooting as much as i did when i was in law enforcement, but still fireing 5000 to 10000 rounds a year right now and would like to roll my .22 stock with some new stock but dont want to lead up the barrel fireing rounds with dryed up lube. Never really paid attention to lube on .22 till i started reading here.

Doesnt seem like it would hurt,but ive never done it before.
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Old 07-17-2015, 06:15 PM
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Someone a while back did some testing with different user-applied lubes and believe it or not, Preparation H was the best...

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What he said in previous post above me.

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Old 07-17-2015, 07:57 PM
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Lol, i already have the ALOX bullet wax,just wondering if it would hurt anything since its for lead bullets , but its for reloading but not really meant to relube .22 mainly larger calibers.

One of the high dollar trainers over at m4carbine.net lubed a m4 with vagasile to prove a point,the m4 ran with it though. I just wondered why he had it in the first place.

Thanks for all the welcomes, alot different than the other gun boards iam on. I think alot of the guys go there after a really bad day the trash products and flame.
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Old 07-17-2015, 08:20 PM
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Dry wax is still wax. I would test fire some rounds without any added lube as I suspect they are OK. I had a brick of Remington .22 ammo that I had stored with a .22 rifle in the early 70's. Took it out a few years ago and it shot fine.
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Old 07-17-2015, 09:36 PM
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Does the wax look white? I don't know what was on your bullets to begin with (it may have been dry wax all along?) I have some old federals where the wax looks dried out and white but what I think happened to them is that the bullets themselves (in areas/not all over) oxidized beneath the once clear dry wax that is on these bullets to begin with. The white looking seemingly dried out wax is just the white underneath the clear wax showing through. I will note that some of the wax maybe about 10 percent has actually flaked off of mine but most of the wax is still on them.
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Old 07-17-2015, 09:37 PM
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Bullet Lube

Try SPL Bullet coating.

Found @ The Woodchuck Den.
I understand it has been used to lube old bullets with good results.
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Welcome. I would shoot them as is. The wax is still there. Its very difficult to lead a 22 rimfire barrel.
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Welcome. I would shoot them as is. The wax is still there. Its very difficult to lead a 22 rimfire barrel.
Unless you shoot Remington.
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Its old remington, probably 8 years old. I also had some old federal that was white and had the bullet oxidation. I shot them as is , the wax on them was so thick it would gunk up the feeding on the old Winchester. It had plenty of lube after all those years but it was a bad batch,all the same lot number. Only half of it fired.

Iam wanting to shoot up the Remington and replace it with CCI and blazer bricks ive bought recently.

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Hit it with a heat gun till it remelts. My Eley flakes off just loading the mags.
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Just my experience. Some folks have had bad experiences with Remington 22 ammo but I have found it to cycle the actions in my auto pistols as well as Mini Mags. Golden Bullets have never let me down but I did get some leading from a brick of Thunderbolts. Bought a stick of beeswax/allox lube and have just rolled-twisted the bullets across it then wiped off the excess off with a piece of waxed paper. Not that much trouble and has ended what little leading I was getting.
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old .22 wax drying out will this help??

I've come to the place where I won't even shot Remington ammo. Especially in any semi autos.

One year Wally World was selling the Remington ammo tins and I bought a case for the tins. Have since come to the decision to not use Rem's in my guns so I hand them out to people who show up to shot and ask to barrow some ammo.

Giggle when I here pop or thud and they can't figure why they get so many fliers.


I do shot some of the better stuff sold by Remington though.

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I do shot some of the better stuff sold by Remington though.
They have better stuff?
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old .22 wax drying out will this help??

Eley/Remington
I will shoot that how ever it's not made by Remington.


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