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bullet lube missing?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by poor man, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. poor man

    poor man Well-Known Member

    i bought some cast bullets and the lube is partly gone off a few of them. what will happen if they are shot only have half the lube on them?
  2. Legion489

    Legion489 member

    Probably nothing. If you are worried, get some Lee Liquid Alox (also sold by quite a few other companies for less money) and lube them again. I like LLA and use it regularly to lube my bullets, even ones with all the lube in the grooves, just seems to cut back on leading.
  3. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    No worries. Shoot them.
  4. ljnowell

    ljnowell Well-Known Member

    As walkalong said, it will be no problems at all. I know some people that will dump out the bullets and salvage the lube that broke off, but its a waste of time. Cast bullets leave copious amounts of lube behind in the barrel. You could just about shoot every third bullet unlubed and not have problems, no joke.

    In fact, what many people post thinking is bad leading is no more than lube with unburned or burned powder particulate matter stuck to it. BDS had some pics I think of bullet lube left behind in a barrel.
  5. poor man

    poor man Well-Known Member

    thanks guys :)
  6. ljnowell

    ljnowell Well-Known Member

    No problem, Keep shootin! (and reloading)

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