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My bullets are the RD TLC311-165-RF, they were sized and had the gas checks on. Yesterday I followed the instructions on Ranch Dog's site and I dipped them in Alox and dried them on wax paper. This left a ring of lube around the base of the bullet so I ran them through the sizing die to wipe off the excess. That's when I had the idea to carefully push the bullets through the sizer base first. Instead of wiping the excess from the bullet, it now packed the extra lube into the lube grooves. Even if the extra lube isn't needed it cut down on the mess.
 

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Why did you dip the bullet in the Alxo? It's easier to do it as it is expanded by Lee Precision Who designed the TL bullet mold. I can do a few hundred at a time the Lee's way. If you don't have the Lee instruction page call them up they will send one to you. Or print this.

http://www.leeprecision.com/cgi-data/instruct/BS2003.pdf

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I do all my pistol bullets that way. This is my first attempt at full speed gas checked rifle bullets. The guy who designed the mold, Ranch Dog, recommends the dipping method. Supposedly 2200fps is possible when dipped. The one time that I tumble lubed a rifle bullet, it turned my 336ss into a smoothbore. :(

http://www.ranchdogoutdoors.com/Tips/Alox/
 

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Both methods work well. I've done both and hit that 2200 fps mark in the 30-30 and never got leading. If you did it was most likely because of bullet to bore fit. No need to run through the die a second time to remove excess lube because the case mouth and neck will do that for you when you seat the bullet. It will roll all that lube right into the grooves just as pretty as you please. Here lately I do pretty much use the dipping method whether the bullets are from one of three RD molds I have or other molds as I have more time than most, but either way I don't run them through the die to remove excess lube. Just a different set of strokes for different folks I guess...........
 

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I printed Ranch Dog's instruction http://www.ranchdogoutdoors.com/Tips/Alox/ I don't know how it got by me, but it's in my files now. I will give it a try. Centaur 1 Thanks for the info. I do agree with Gohon that your bullets weren't the proper size for the barrel or the alloy was to soft or both. Soft alloy at rifle velocity won't hold the rifling. To small a diameter won't engage the rifling properly. One of the two or both would give you a smooth bore effect.

I'm not a expert just going by what I read and my mind's eye understanding.

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