Question about lube?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by taylor, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. taylor

    taylor
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    An order from Grafs and sons just arrived with 500rds of .38 bullets for reloading. These look different instead of the usual cast lead with the lube in a groove, these are completely covered in a black sticky substance. I've never used anything like these do you load them up like regular lube-grooves?
     
  2. Wood Worker

    Wood Worker
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    What does the outside of the box say the lube is?
    Also who made the bullets could shed some light on your question.
     
  3. jonn5335

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    Yes, they load the same
     
  4. taylor

    taylor
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    They were supposed to be Remington LDSWC 158grn, What I got was bulk in a tied plastic bag. no marking. Is the Black that covers the whole bullet some kind of lube?
     
  5. unklekippy

    unklekippy
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    This may be a stretch, but it almost sounds like you got bullets for fire-lapping. Usually the compound does not come ON the bullets, and usually they are sold by the 100, rather than 500. Once you find out what it is, please let us know. Kip.
     
  6. mat33

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    I was thinking the same thing. Proceed with caution...
    A Contemporary Look At Barrel Leading and Related Sixgun Issues
     
  7. deadshot2

    deadshot2
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    Is it possible that that black stuff is Moly Lube? I seriously doubt that they are for fire-lapping but wouldn't be surprised if they were Moly Coated.
     
  8. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch
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    This prompted me to dash to my cabinet and dig out some Remington 455250HB bullets I received from Buffalo Arms (for the .45 Long Colt). They sport the same lubricant as described: sort of a powdery, black graphite substance. It does come off on one's fingers in small amounts during handling. A box of factory loaded Remington cartridges with the same bullet shows the same substance on that bullet.

    Load 'em 'n' shoot 'em!
     

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