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Thread: 45LC bullet lube

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    45LC bullet lube

    I'm in a remote location away from services and found that I neglected to bring my typical lube for 45 revolver loads. I happen to have a bottle of LEE alox along but that is all. Since I have nothing else at hand, can this work on a Keith-style SWC bullet?

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    [QUOTE]Since I have nothing else at hand, can this work on a Keith-style SWC bullet?[QUOTE]

    Yes. I tumble lube all my cast bullets. In fact, all my molds are lube groove design except 1 and I don't care for it. 45 colt is one of my favorites.

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    Yes it will work just fine......hope you got a plastic "samich" bag!
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    Thanks gents! Yes I have plastic bags

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    It'll work fine.

    Remember, less is more with the LLA.
    You only need to use a small amount and if you can't see the coating that's about right.

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    I don’t think it will keep the black powder fouling soft. For just a few shots it’s better than no lube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenjoytj View Post
    I don’t think it will keep the black powder fouling soft. For just a few shots it’s better than no lube.
    I agree with that, with smokeless powder it works great, but when using with BP, it would be next to useless.
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    Find something greasy and shoot it (beaver, badger, ground hog,sheep, deer, etc) and problem solved.
    To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, the trouble with many shooting experts is not that they're ignorant; its just that they know so much that isn't so.

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