preferred bullet lube

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  1. randyt

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    wondered what bullet lube y'all prefer for big lead bullets, no gas check, smokeless powder? 45-70 or some such like.
     
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    I bought a decent quantity of Lyman magic lube several years back, been using it since. Around 10 years ago, a buddy & I did some experimenting with homemade recipes, he has the specifics & changes/adjustments written down in a notebook... there was automotive grease, carnauba wax, toilet seals, wings of a bat, hair of a toad & all kind of other craziness. I'm going to get more into the powder-coating this winter.
     
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    I use a lube by a guy on the cast boolet forum. RandyRat is the guy you can look up. He sells a couple of kinds. Both work well. One is less smoky than the other. I think it was Tac1 that was less smoky. He also has stuff to make your own. He uses bee's wax and it smells just like honey yet.

    Otherwise I made my own using bee's wax and 2-stroke oil and paraffin.
     
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    I switched to powdercoat on 99% of my cast. (No lube needed)

    CW
     
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    my first suggestion would be this here !! as this is my preferred method for all cast.

    but since I know some do not like , do not want to, or are just not there yet for powder coating I will also suggest you google and look up Bens Red Lube. I have not personal used it, but I have shot some loads that were lubed with it by a friend and it worked a treat ! . He swears by it
     
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    I can do even better!

    Randy if ya wanna send me some as cast boolits you want to use I will gladly powder coat and return to you to try! All
    You will need do is to size to the dia you want and load and shoot. (If I have the dia you want, Ill also
    Gladly size too)

    CW
     
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    I used 50/50 beeswax and crisco for years with blackpowder and it works well for smokeless as well
     
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    ^^^^^^^^^
    Take him up on it
     
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    0CC9F6E4-31E1-451F-8421-C39CA4E23552.jpeg 63848EEA-F2CC-4E2B-84D5-625C6C1EBA66.jpeg Here is a couple of 45/70 bullets I like and use. One is 425 and the other 450.

    One is a gas check and I use it only because the bullet is designed for it. At vel I would use its not needed.

    CW
     
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    I use Speed Green from a recipe on CastBoolits.

    If I were starting over I'd powder coat, but I'm set up for a long time with the older way.
     
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    I'll probably take you up on the offer, it's a awesome offer. I've read about powder coating, sounds like the wave of the future. How many rounds should I send?
     
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    While Ben's Red works up to about 1900 fps, it STINKS! Unless you like the smell of bearing grease or gear lube. That is what the smoke and your gun will smell like when and after you shoot it. Lucas red bearing grease is the main ingredient and that is why it smells.

    While I really like PC, traditional lubed bullets are a lot easier to make accurate. You just don't have to do as many steps to them as a PC. Pistol bullets are not as critical as rifle bullets. Most rifle bullets for cast are of a bore rider design. Meaning the long nose rides on top of the lands. Most bullet designs are made for traditional lube. So the nose is already made to come out a certain diameter. Then you PC the bullet and now it will not chamber as the nose is too large of diameter. Then you have to get a special nose sizing die to size it down.

    Or a new mold that is designed around PC.

    I use both and like both. But I am shooting 10X more powder coated now than before. Reason is I have got molds made exactly as I wanted from Accurate Molds.
     
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    Dosent really matter. Meaning I coat about hundred or so at a time.

    PM me when your ready.

    CW
     
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    A few years ago I made up a gallon sized batch of Felix's World Famois Wonder Lube. It suits my needs for both rifle and pistol.
     
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