Waxcoated

Rifleman Q&A: Lubricated With Wax?

I have an old box of Winchester-Western Super X .38 Colt hollow-point ammo. On the side of the box is “Lubaloy coated Bullet special dry wax lubricant.”  It seems to me that most modern ammunition is not coated. Why is it (or was it) necessary to put some form of wax on ammunition?

Why Old Ammunition Was Coated With Wax

A brief explanation about wax coatings on bullets.

Interests



Get the best of American Rifleman delivered to your inbox.