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Thread: old lube

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    old lube

    could boolits loaded 15 years ago with 45/ 45/ 10 and appear to be " dry " ; be dipped into Hoppes molypaste prior to shooting to help prevent leading?


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    Boolit Master

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    Just outside Gun Barrel City, Texas
    I've got some older than that with off the shelf Lyman orange lube, and they seem to still be fine.

    I'd warm one up and see if the lube gets soft.
    If it does, bearing in mind- the barrel will heat it up more, you should be OK.
    Everyone can learn from their mistakes.
    However; it's less painful, and cheaper to learn from the mistakes of others.

    Old age and treachery will always overcome youth, and skill.

    OK folks. Enough of this idle chit chat. This ain't no retirement home.
    Back to your oars. The Captain wants to waterski.

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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