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Thread: Which Lube for cast pistol bullets.

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    With any of my pistol or rifle bullets, I am jumping back and forth between BAC or Carnauba Blue. I can not pick the best one for the job. They both work great but I tend to like the color blue that the Carnauba Blue puts out. I am only casting for the 45-70,44 mag. 45 Colt and 40 S&W.

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    Handguns and 30 cal. rifle @ 2,000 fps ... tested by me over the last 45 years .

    Lithi-Bee bullet lubricant . Soft lube . Simple to make .

    1 part Lithium Grease (Lucas Red-N-Tacky)
    3 parts Beeswax

    Amounts can be measured by weight in ounces / pounds ... 1/3 ratio .
    Gulf Wax Canning Paraffin can be added if the lube is too soft .
    I've never had a lead problem with this lube ... tried many but keep coming back .
    Gary
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Gibson View Post
    Was using BAC, as i previously recommended, and it's still an excellent choice. However I ran out and have lots of 2500+ so I thought I'd try it on pistol bullets as it's excellent on rifle bullets. 2500+ is working excellently across the velocity range from 600 fps up through 3000 fps.
    Good to hear that.

    When I was stocking up for SHTF, I bought 20 sticks of 2500+ and 20 sticks of CR. I have 10 bottles of One-Step to make the original BLL.

    Doubtful I will ever need cast rifle bullets but being prepared gives me comfort. I figured CR for .223; 2500+ for the .30/30's and .308's; and BLL for the pistol bullets.

    I am not into making lubes I will use in the Star or Lyman 45's. Buying from Lars is not expensive and his stuff works.
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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