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There is some confusion in my mind on lubing cast bullets! I see some lube their cast bullets in a pan with a concoction of bees wax and alox and another said the lube only on the sides or ribs of the bullet are in contact with the groves & lands of the bullet so just; 1. Alox your bullets 2. resize with after tumble in alox and then alox again as the " lube or wax just stays in the bullet groves and provides no help. Your thoughts on this? E mail = [email protected]
 

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I tumble lube with liquid alox, seat gas check and resize with lee sizer , and then tumble lube one last time. I have had zero leading out off 444 and ranch dog bullets. The ranch dog bullets have a bunch of grooves to hold lube.
 

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You should conduct an experiment. Remove the lube from some conventionally lubed bullets and shoot them through a clean barrel. Then come back and tell us your results.


I submit that both conventional and film lubes work and have for centuries.
 

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GNILOP said:
" lube or wax just stays in the bullet groves and provides no help. Your thoughts on this?
Have never seen leading, If the powder burns though the wad and melts the lube.

You have other problems.
 

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I do my lubing the same as Rooterpig, except I oven heat my projectiles after the last lube. I can get 24-28 Brinell this way.
 

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You are talking about 2 different methods/styles of boolit lube. Pan lubing is when you melt conventional lube in a pan around your bullets and when cool remove the bullets. Tumble lubing is just that; you tumble bullets in a butter tub (or something similar) with a liquid (alox) to coat the entire bullet, let dry and load. The bullets with the "micro-grooves" are designed for tumble lube, and the bullets with one or two larger grooves is for conventional lube, but either method can be used on each type of bullet (alox needs to be on the bearing surface of the bullet and not just in the grooves).
 
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