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    seems like everyone has a mix opinion on them
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_45_kid View Post
    anywho I was watching a video on 45 colt black powder loads and after seeing what he did it got me thinking. I saw him take a hairdryer to the smokeless lube and replace it with bore butter or some kinda wonderlube and used it in his BP loads. I was wondering if I can do the same thing with 50 cal cast bullets and replace the smokeless lube with bore butter/wonderlube and use it in my Hawken. The 50 cal cast bullet is sized at .501" and is 275gr and if the same concept was used in the 45 colt BP load I was wondering if I can do the same with the 50 cal except in a muzzleloader?
    It sounds like what you are trying to come up with would be very close to the Lee REAL 250 gr. boolit. Mine actually drop at just over 260 gr. and yes you should be able to replace the lube that way. I usually use the Lee tumble lube mixed with some Johnson's liquid floor wax (the floor wax keeps it from being as sticky).

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    I use the Lee REAL bullet (320 grain) in my 50 cal (1-28 twist). I also use the Lee Tumble Lube, then coat it with cornstarch (keeps the lube on the bullet and not on me), then I put a card wad on the base of the bullet. At 80 and 110 grains of 777 it will shoot one hole groups at 50 yards............and believe me, it KILLS!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GITU1 View Post
    It sounds like what you are trying to come up with would be very close to the Lee REAL 250 gr. boolit. Mine actually drop at just over 260 gr. and yes you should be able to replace the lube that way. I usually use the Lee tumble lube mixed with some Johnson's liquid floor wax (the floor wax keeps it from being as sticky).

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    Finally someone who actually knows what I'm talkin about! I'm glad someone does because logically the diameter is at .501 and the cast bullets work fine for BP 50-90 so I'm hyped to try em in a muzzleloader albeit I gotta dip em in bore butter. Then again its an all better deal than the maxi-hunters/ball
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flat Top View Post
    I use the Lee REAL bullet (320 grain) in my 50 cal (1-28 twist). I also use the Lee Tumble Lube, then coat it with cornstarch (keeps the lube on the bullet and not on me), then I put a card wad on the base of the bullet. At 80 and 110 grains of 777 it will shoot one hole groups at 50 yards............and believe me, it KILLS!!!!!
    I'll have to try that out when I get a chance
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