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Thread: Alox Max Tumble Lube

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    Boolit Buddy forrest-hunter's Avatar
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    Jun 2014
    Spring, Texas

    Alox Max Tumble Lube

    Thinking of tumble lubing without gas ck. for 44 mag rifle - up to what speeds should the alox protect from leading

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    Jan 2016
    Central Oklahoma, on a dirt road.
    I don't know the answer to your question, but I will tell you my experience.

    7.62x54R, cast of straight air cooled CWW, dip lube in BLL after sizing. Shooting out of my 91/30 at just under 1800 fps, not a trace of leading.

    I think you'll find that nobody can answer your question except you, shooting your firearm.
    "Varium et mutabile semper femina." - Virgil
    Man, ain't it the truth....

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    I don't know what the max is but I'm shoving a RCBS 45 cal. 405gr. out of my 1895's at 2000 fps. with H4198. I use Lars Xlox and get zero leading in either my Micro-groove or Ballard rifling.
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    Jacksonville, FL
    +1 to what Bookworm says. All my guns will perform differently. So i just reserve it for plinking work. Haven't used BLL but i use 45/45/10 at the moment.
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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
GC Gas Check