Quantcast
Lube for bullet groove - THR
THR  

Go Back   THR > Tools and Technologies > Blackpowder Shooting

Welcome to THR
You are currently viewing our site as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have, access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!


If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please visit the help section.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old July 21, 2015, 02:28 PM   #1
tra27
Member
 
 
Join Date: February 19, 2015
Posts: 83
Lube for bullet groove

Hey,

Whats the best way to lube the bullet groove? Should i melt the lube and then dip it in or just apply it by hand. Or do i need the groove to be lubed at all if i use a lubed wad.

tra27 is offline  
Old July 21, 2015, 05:05 PM   #2
243winxb
Member
 
 
Join Date: July 7, 2004
Location: Pa. USA
Posts: 7,091
Bore Butter applyed by hand, is my method for a muzzle loader.
243winxb is offline  
Old July 23, 2015, 01:22 AM   #3
Driftwood Johnson
Member
 
 
Join Date: December 18, 2011
Location: Land of the Pilgrims
Posts: 1,791
That's what lube sizers are for.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/172...and-lubricator

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/458...ProductFinding


And the best:

http://www.magmaengineering.com/magma-star-lube-sizer/


Or, you could try Pan Lubing. Scroll down to the bottom for my method.

http://www.theopenrange.net/forum/index.php?topic=301.0

Last edited by Driftwood Johnson; July 23, 2015 at 01:51 AM.
Driftwood Johnson is offline  
Old July 23, 2015, 03:11 AM   #4
dagger dog
Member
 
 
Join Date: January 30, 2008
Location: SO. IN
Posts: 2,647
Pan lube.
dagger dog is offline  
Old July 23, 2015, 10:24 AM   #5
Erwan
Member
 
 
Join Date: January 26, 2015
Location: Very far in east... ;)
Posts: 25
Same opinion as dagger dog and others:

If you don't need to resize I think the Pan lube system is good and sufficient...
Erwan is offline  
Old July 23, 2015, 10:54 AM   #6
Noz
Member
 
 
Join Date: December 3, 2010
Location: Southwest Missouri
Posts: 592
Life is too short to pan lube.
Tried it once.
Noz is offline  
Old July 23, 2015, 01:19 PM   #7
hdbiker
Member
 
 
Join Date: June 1, 2011
Posts: 258
lube

I used to pan lube until Lee's tumble lube came along
hdbiker is offline  
Old July 23, 2015, 01:36 PM   #8
Schwing
Member
 
 
Join Date: June 3, 2013
Location: Layton Utah
Posts: 1,525
For sub 1000fps bullets, tumble lube is what I would use. Even for bullets with traditional lube grooves it works just fine. Pan lube would be a second choice.

I powder coat anything I am driving faster than that.
__________________
God created man; Samuel Colt made them equal
Schwing is offline  
Old July 23, 2015, 05:00 PM   #9
J-Bar
Member
 
 
Join Date: November 24, 2010
Location: Springfield, MO
Posts: 1,928
I tumble lube with Alox for smokeless cartridges, but have not had good luck using Alox on bullets in black powder cartridges.

If you guys are getting good results with Alox in black powder cartridges, how are you doing it?

I don't exactly pan lube my blackpowder bullets...I melt the beeswax/Crisco together in a little crockpot and dip the bullets into it, then let them set up on a sheet of waxed paper. But then I have always been a little different...
J-Bar is offline  
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
This site, its contents, Shooting Reviews, and its contents are Copyright (c) 2010-2013 Firearms Forum, Inc.
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER
Although The High Road has attempted to provide accurate information on the forum, The High Road assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information. All information is provided "as is" with all faults without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. Neither The High Road nor any of its directors, members, managers, employees, agents, vendors, or suppliers will be liable for any direct, indirect, general, bodily injury, compensatory, special, punitive, consequential, or incidental damages including, without limitation, lost profits or revenues, costs of replacement goods, loss or damage to data arising out of the use or inability to use this forum or any services associated with this forum, or damages from the use of or reliance on the information present on this forum, even if you have been advised of the possibility of such damages.