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    Tumble lubing question

    I'm still new to casting my own, I've been using Rooster Jacket lube for my boolits, I dip them in the lube place them on a sheet of wax paper and let dry over night. After that I went to load some up, and the lube "gunked" my seating die pretty good. Can I just take the boolits and run them thru a sizing die and eliminate the excess lube ? Or an I doing something wrong? Help advice anyone ?
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    Read and follow label directions. Dipping them applies about 2,000 times too much.

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    Dipping the whole bullet or just the body/driving bands? Any lube on the nose of the bullet will eventually clog a seating die...

    I have been dipping as per Ranch Dog (warm alox, warm bullets) and only submerge the bullets up to just below the crimp groove (Lyman 429421). Clean noses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdi View Post
    Dipping the whole bullet or just the body/driving bands? Any lube on the nose of the bullet will eventually clog a seating die...

    I have been dipping as per Ranch Dog (warm alox, warm bullets) and only submerge the bullets up to just below the crimp groove (Lyman 429421). Clean noses.
    I do the same thing
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    Are you talking about pan lubing or do you dip boolits in molten Rooser Red??

    If talking about Tumble Lubing with liquid Alox, a THIN coat is all that is needed.

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    Are you using Rooster Jacket tumble lube, or melted Rooster Red?

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    A couple ounces of either Rooster or Lee Alox should be used on thousands of bullets. A very little goes a VERY long way. Tumble lubing is way to go. I have near 500 rounds in 45LC through one of my rifle with out cleaning and it is still shooting tiny groups.
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    rooster jacket tumble lube
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    When I use Rooster Jacket I put maybe a 1/4 oz in a 1 qt ziploc bag along with a couple hundred bullets. I seal the bag and massage the bullets around a bit to get them coated and dump them on a screen to dry. There is usually enough residual Rooster in the bag to do another 100 or so bullets. A little bit of that goes a long way in target loads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brow_tines View Post
    rooster jacket tumble lube
    See post #2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geargnasher View Post
    See post #2.

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    I'm glad you put a lot of thought in your second post, I found it very insightful.
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