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lead cast bullet lube

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by warren57, May 2, 2013.

  1. warren57

    warren57 Denver, Colorado New Member

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    Just ordered some Falcon lead bullets. I've always used jacketed or plated so this is a first. My question is, do you need to lube the lead? I've read multiple articles and think it is recommended? If so, what do you lube with? The pictures I've seen shows filling a contained and dropping in the bullets prior to loading. Is there any specific product, method or requirements?
    Thanks
     
  2. Gun Mechanic

    Gun Mechanic Portland Active Member

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    From the looks of the pictures on their website, they come pre lubed. The blue stripe on the bullet is the lube.
     
  3. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    almost all of their pics are showing lubed bullets..it's the blue ring around the bullet.
    However,when u click on 'pistol bullets' it shows a pile of un-lubed bullets,so it is kind of confusing.
    I'd be willing to be they are lubed,but they don't say ANTHING bout it. they have a facebook page,you might ask them directly.
     
  4. warren57

    warren57 Denver, Colorado New Member

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    Thanks, I have sent them and email to verify lube.
     
  5. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    if u look thru the whole site,they mention that the bullets are lubed...they mention it once,and you have to look for it.Site could use some tweaking.
     
  6. warren57

    warren57 Denver, Colorado New Member

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    They responded with, yes, they are lubed and need no additional lube.
     
  7. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    I've never found a place that sells unlubed bullets unless you order them that way... the sizers (machines that size cast bullets so they are of proper uniform diameter) both put lube on the bullets, and require the bullets to be lubed in order to operate properly.
     
  8. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    I've never purchased a cast bullet that wasn't lubed either. Unfortunately none of them uses a lube that doesn't smoke like hell.

    I was shooting a batch of casts one day and the RSO came out to tell me that I was a little "smokey" and could I space my shooting out some so the Vent System could catch up. Like maybe a couple of minutes or so between mags. Seems like the other shooters in the bay were complaining they couldn't see their 25 yard targets:cool: The bullets were Laser Cast from Oregon Trail.
     
  9. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    That smoke is what keeps the bullets from leading...

    IIRC Laser Cast is using RCBS lube, I've had good luck with the no-longer-made Zambini pistol lube from rooster labs, it still smokes, but has better handling characteristics than the RCBS lube (tends to flake off).