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Thread: Most smoke for smokeless?

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    Most smoke for smokeless?

    I've read that bullet lube used on lead bullets can really cause a lot of smoke. Trying to get a lot of smoke out of my smokeless rounds.

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    Dip,lube with lee alox , apply about 3 coats . Won’t rival black powder but nobody is going to think you’re shooting powder coated bullets either .

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    Depends on the lube. Alox tends to be smoky from pistols. I dont really notice smoke while shooting my riffles. SL-68B appears to barely smoke. Simple lube isnt bad. 45/45/10 doesnt smoke all that much. Paper patching and PC doesnt smoke.

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    Light powder load, heavy lube load
    Like 38 Special, and 2.7 grains of bullseye and
    Lyman 148 grain wadcutter with full lube load of ALOX

    YOU did not say rifle or pistol or what??

    Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by skeettx View Post
    Light powder load, heavy lube load
    Like 38 Special, and 2.7 grains of bullseye and
    Lyman 148 grain wadcutter with full lube load of ALOX

    YOU did not say rifle or pistol or what??

    Mike
    It's for SAA shooting. I use 7-8gr of Unique and it's pretty smokey but I'm looking to see if I can go a bit more with different lube. Right now I'm just using http://missouribullet.com/details.ph...5&secondary=17 Not sure what lube they use that is blue?

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    Equal parts of paraffin, beeswax and Vaseline. Decent lube, a bit sticky and smokey.

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    Can I tumble lube what I have from Missouri Bullet Co. in Alox? Heck for that matter can I tumble lube copper coated bullets in Alox? I wouldn't see why not but I figured I'd ask you guys.

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    yes, you can tumble lube Missouri Bullets in Alox as well as copper coated bullets.
    Alox is the smokiest common lube ingredient that I know of.

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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
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