Running out of lube? Add Alox?


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Shrinkmd
September 7, 2011, 09:58 PM
I was shooting some of my 158 gr LSWC through an 1894c and my accuracy disappeared after 5 or 10 rounds. When I got home, there were large streaks of lead toward the muzzle end. Those bullets were zipping out at 1600 or so, and I've read that they likely "ran out of lube" Besides for running them slower, could I just get some liquid Alox and bowl-tumble them a bit?

These are standard, single lube groove bullets with the blue stuff in the groove, no extra lines or ridges to hold more Alox lube. But I just need some extra, right?

I may just switch over the using the 125 JHP since the Montana Gold bullets aren't that much more expensive than the 158 gr LSWC I've been using.

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243winxb
September 7, 2011, 10:33 PM
The lube groove is full with blue stuff, no place for Alox to go that it will do any good. Shoot jacketed. Works best with this bullet. http://www.factorysales.com/graphics/shoppingcart/mcroband.jpg

zxcvbob
September 7, 2011, 10:41 PM
I was shooting some of my 158 gr LSWC through an 1894c and my accuracy disappeared after 5 or 10 rounds. When I got home, there were large streaks of lead toward the muzzle end. Those bullets were zipping out at 1600 or so, and I've read that they likely "ran out of lube" Besides for running them slower, could I just get some liquid Alox and bowl-tumble them a bit?

These are standard, single lube groove bullets with the blue stuff in the groove, no extra lines or ridges to hold more Alox lube. But I just need some extra, right?

I may just switch over the using the 125 JHP since the Montana Gold bullets aren't that much more expensive than the 158 gr LSWC I've been using.

It's worth a try. You'll be coating the driving bands; it might work. If it doesn't, you haven't lost anything.

kelbro
September 7, 2011, 11:58 PM
Alox works on the driving bands. I have seen what you are wanting to do solve the problem. I should say mask the symptom. I think the real problem is that the bullets are too small.

Sin City Shootist
September 8, 2011, 01:23 AM
Hell yes, give the Alox a go, I love the stuff, works great, no leading and the barrel is real clean. I do all my "Missouri Bullet" bullets. I have one gun that I either have to have Brad make me a real soft 12bhn bullet or a treatment of Alox. Alox is easier on both of us.

ranger335v
September 8, 2011, 01:00 PM
Your bullet design and lube type should be fine, the velocity should be okay IF your metal is right. What's your alloy mix?

Shrinkmd
September 8, 2011, 01:03 PM
These are Dardas cast bullets, bhn 16 I believe.

zxcvbob
September 8, 2011, 02:17 PM
Alox works on the driving bands. I have seen what you are wanting to do solve the problem. I should say mask the symptom. I think the real problem is that the bullets are too small.Notice he said the leading is at the muzzle end, not the breech.

Walkalong
September 9, 2011, 07:30 AM
Yep, a classic running out of lube symptom. Coating the already lubed bullet with liquid Alox may very well stop. Just need to try it.

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