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Thread: When do you ad lube to Magma Star?

  1. #21
    Boolit Master
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    Apr 2009
    North Central Arkansas
    I will cut the lube sticks also, using a folding Stanley utility knife.


  2. #22
    Boolit Grand Master

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    Dec 2005
    Southwestern Ohio
    The simplest way is, as stated above, when you run out, put a new stick in. However, the J.S. Wolf book “Loading Cartridges for the Original 1873 Springfield Rifle” suggested using a common desk top coffee cup warmer full of bullet
    Lube, then after you finish for the day, just remove the piston in the Star luber and fill it up. The coffee warmer doesn’t get hot enough to damage the lube. Have a cup of lube melting on the warmer as you start, by the time you finish, the lube will be melted and ready to pour. It works perfectly. I learned that it not only worked for my black powder lube but also worked for my smokeless powder lube. I LOVE that method.

    There are a couple of potential problems.
    One, make sure your chosen cup warmer gets hot enough with the particular cup you are using to melt the lube.

    Two, do not overfill the sizer. There is a bleed hole to let air out of the sizer on the back of the Star Luber (use a flashlight and look inside the luber where you put the lube and you can see it). When you are filling with melted lube you must stop just below the bleed hole.


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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