Making Wax Bullets 22 Out Of Candles

Making Wax Bullets 22 Out of Candles

Making wax bullets out of candles is a relatively simple and cost-effective way of creating ammo for target practice. Whether you’re making them for a BB gun, paintball gun, or just to blow up balloons, wax bullets can be a fun way to practice your aim. All you need is a few candles and some ingenuity!


  1. Find a suitable candle. For wax bullets, you’ll want to use a candle that has a low melting point, such as a votive, tea light, or beeswax candle. Avoid using scented candles as the synthetic fragrances may affect the accuracy and trajectory of your bullet.
  2. Create a mold for the wax bullet. You can use an empty .22 shell or a .22 caliber spoon from a hardware store.
  3. Place the mold onto a sheet of aluminum foil and place it on top of an old cookie sheet.
  4. Melt the candle using a double boiler system or a microwave. Be careful not to overheat the candle, as this could result in a dangerous fire hazard.
  5. Once the candle is melted, carefully pour it into the mold. Allow the wax to cool and harden before you attempt to remove the bullet.
  6. Once the wax has cooled and hardened, slowly remove the bullet from the mold.
  7. Carefully inspect the bullet for any signs of defects or irregularities before firing.
  8. Load the wax bullet into your gun, take aim, and fire!


  • Safety: Wax bullets are considered non-lethal, but you should always wear protective glasses and gloves when handling them. You should also make sure that your firing range is properly set up with a backstop that can stop or minimize the trajectory of any stray bullets.
  • Storage: Wax bullets may melt in warm temperatures, so it’s important that you store them in a cool and dry place.
  • Disposal: After you’re done shooting, you should dispose of the wax bullets in an appropriate manner. Some localities may have specific rules on the disposal of wax bullets, so make sure to check your local regulations before disposing of the bullets.

Using Wax Bullets

Wax bullets are great for target practice, but they’re not suitable for self-defense or hunting. However, they can be an excellent and cost-effective way to practice your aim, especially if you don’t have access to more traditional forms of ammunition.

So if you’re looking for an easy and affordable way to practice your marksmanship, then consider making wax bullets out of candles!

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