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Thread: Dip Lube Question

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    Boolit Bub
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    Apr 2017

    Dip Lube Question

    When dip lubing ,do you wipe the bottom of the bullet off before setting it down? Just learning.

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    Boolit Buddy

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    Aug 2020
    Wasn't this asked last week and the consensus was "No"?

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    Boolit Grand Master

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    Mar 2013
    Northwest Ohio
    I shot BPCR and wipe the pan lubed bullets bases. to keep the wads from sticking to the base of the bullet. I also use a heavy wad then 2 thin typing paper wads for the same reason.
    On smokeless ammo it would depend on the amount of lube as it could affect powder.
    I actually dont wipe but scrape the lube off with an old 6" steel ruler. This is done before loading when boxing the bullets for storage.

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    Boolit Bub
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    Apr 2017
    I dont know if it was asked last week as I am kind of new here and still learning my way around. But thank you all for your answers.

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    When I dip lubed, I'd dip twice into warm lube, set base down on wax paper, when cooled I use a Kookie Kutter to remove excess. The little residue that is on base didn't seem to effect anything, but I suppose it depends on the lube ingredients, cuz you won't want anything on the base that could effect the powder.
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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
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