Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Blackpowderwarrior, Apr 15, 2021.
Anyone here have any luck accuracy wise with the ol' .457 lee capnball mold?
Accuracy is good I would say.
Be sure to use soft lead.
I run my RBs in a tumbler to get them in good shape.
I shoot the Lee 450-200-1R in my 1858 Conversion, in 44 Colt.
I run them through a .451 sizer then swage a heel.
They shoot very good.
I am pretty sure Hornady uses Rooster Jacket on their lead bullets with the knurled bearing surface. They may use the same thing on their round balls. Looks like Rooster Jacket is out of stock. I have used it before and really like it better than the Lee Alox. It dries fast and is not sticky. Sometimes I will lube first with Alox and then after sizing I will over lube with the Rooster. I never have leading in my barrels.
Thanks for the information brother. Ive never heard of rooster jacket but will definately look into it.
I also use the Lee Alox and Johnsons floor wax that has been discontinued. But fortunately when I read about it on the castboolits forum I had a brand new can of it. And it makes a large amount of bullet lube. I don't have a link for the exact mix but a search on that forum should turn it up.
The one downside to the Rooster Jacket is that after a long while it gets really thick. You can supposedly thin it with water and I tried that but it didn't really restore it. I have it on my Notify Me list so if it comes in I will order a bottle or two.
Found it in stock here. Its a little more expensive than Midway but only by a buck or so. The shipping may be a deal killer. And now taxes added on. At least this is a BP place so there may be more to order.
Now that # Armored Farmer mentioned using Lee liquid Alox for roundball I’m think that may be a good idea. I’ve noticed that although the balls cut a nice ring they seem to gall against the chamber walls when seating, especially in the stainless old army cylinder.
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