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bullet lube.

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by ninteen11, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. ninteen11

    ninteen11 New Member

    i've surfed the net in search for a bullet lube for lead bullets..and every mix ive tried has given varied results, but they all(the lube mixes) seem to have one drawback, just to much smoke....do a bill drill at 7m on a windless day and by the 4-5 round one cant call your shots,not to mention shooting through a pipe 2m long.shooting copper coated bullets would be the answer,but that starts getting expensive when shooting 60-70 thousand rounds a year...any sugestions on receipes for a reduced smoke lube i can try?..
  2. Phillip Allen

    Phillip Allen Well-Known Member

    I doubt you can get rid of the smoke...but then I shoot black powder a lot and the smoke is part of the fog of war as it were...gotta deal with it.

    I'll check in to see if you get any workable ideas...good luck on that

    When they filmed a Civil War movie near here, we sold the black powder to the special effects man. He once came in complaining that the director wanted him to use smokeless powder in the "cannon" because the smoke obscured his panoramic battle field shots...go figure
  3. ATAShooter

    ATAShooter Well-Known Member

    I use LEE Liquid-Alox.. now, a little goes a LONG way. Apply sparingly. I like the stuff.
  4. Steve C

    Steve C Well-Known Member

    I don't cast my own bullets but use Lee's Liquid Alox on commercial cast over their hard wax type lube. It seems to reduce the smoke and certainly reduces/eliminates leading. Use only a very light coating, maybe 6 to 8 drops from the bottle for a 100 bullets.
  5. LHB1

    LHB1 Well-Known Member

    For many years my favorite lube for cast pistol bullets has been the NRA ALOX blend of 50% ALOX and 50% commercial beeswax. It tends to the soft side but absolutely prevents any barrel leading for me in several pistols from .45 ACP thru .44 Mag. I don't find it too smoky but then I shoot outdoors.

    Good shooting and be safe.

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