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Old July 21, 2015, 02:28 PM   #1
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Lube for bullet groove


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.

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Old July 21, 2015, 05:05 PM   #2
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Bore Butter applyed by hand, is my method for a muzzle loader.
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Old July 23, 2015, 01:22 AM   #3
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That's what lube sizers are for.



And the best:


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


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Old July 23, 2015, 03:11 AM   #4
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Pan lube.
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Old July 23, 2015, 10:24 AM   #5
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Same opinion as dagger dog and others:

If you don't need to resize I think the Pan lube system is good and sufficient...
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Old July 23, 2015, 10:54 AM   #6
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Life is too short to pan lube.
Tried it once.
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Old July 23, 2015, 01:19 PM   #7
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I used to pan lube until Lee's tumble lube came along
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Old July 23, 2015, 01:36 PM   #8
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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.
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Old July 23, 2015, 05:00 PM   #9
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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...
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