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    Tumble Lube

    Does anybody know if Miha can do tumble lube bullets?

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    You can tumble any lube bullet with great results.

    But as far as i know only lee makea them.

    Im sure he could do it with a group buy though.

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    NOE does some designs too. I like those designs since there's no big empty lube groove that could be filled with lead instead of nothingness. I guess the thing I should have done is hollered at him first.

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    Check the group buys there are at least 2 Lighthouse run MP buys that have NLG (no lube grove) options. These are for tumble of Powder coating.
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    I didn't realize you could tl the smooth ones too?

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    I've seen the no lube ones. I know nothing about cutting moulds and don't know if he can cut TL bullets with his set up.

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    It is possible with a different cherry design but they would be completely new runs.
    No way to take existing molds and add tumble lube grooves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0verkill View Post
    NOE does some designs too. I like those designs since there's no big empty lube groove that could be filled with lead instead of nothingness. I guess the thing I should have done is hollered at him first.
    As a rough guess I think the difference in weight would be negligible. I think it would be interesting to know how much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wasalmonslayer View Post
    It is possible with a different cherry design but they would be completely new runs.
    No way to take existing molds and add tumble lube grooves.
    I don't think he cuts his own cherries, or at least didn't when I was on the net years ago, so that's another variable. Some of the 2 and 3 crimp groove bullets the cannelures are close together so it should be possible, just how hard to do the whole length, and more importantly getting 20 or whatever the minimum is now days that like TL's as much as I do and to agree on a design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hc18flyer View Post
    I didn't realize you could tl the smooth ones too?
    I don’t think the smooth ones are for tumble lube. They are most likely for PC or maybe paper patching.

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    Still haven't heard back from Miha. Does NOE do group buys anymore?

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    Accurate can make you a mold with the boolit grooves you want, bunch of little ones, TL grooves, 1 or 2 large ones, or none, at a reasonable price.

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    May be cheaper to do a group buy, but I think that may be my best solution.

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