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what is your fav bullet lube?
what lube smokes the most/less?
hard vs soft lubes.

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I use a Lyman and RCBS sizer lubricators. I use the good old Lyman Black Lube for smokeless powder and SPG lube for black powder loads.

The Lyman lube will not weaken the power of your powder over time, like some of the softer lubes (Alox, ect.)

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Hammer said:
By paste lube I mean the type that you melt and pour around the bullets sitting in a pan of some type
I am assuming you are speaking of "pan lubing" your boolits - Correct?
 

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im cool with alox.. I am just curious what other people use and the results they have given
 

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ALOX should be more than OK with them .38s .... I, too, have a lot of Orange Magic sitting around here ... I like the hard lubes; BUT, using a heater with the RCBS Lube-Sizer can be a pain at times .. takes too long with get to a good operating temp and then you have to keep cutting the heater on and off ... Use 50/50 most of the time for my pistol boolits ..

Pan-lubing I have never actually tried .... seems like a lot of trouble with some mess ... Maybe I am wrong in that a lot of guys do it ...
 

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captain i once saw a guy use a small heat lamp aimed at his lube holder in his lubesizer to keep it warm lol its ******* engineering at its finest but he said it worked better than the heating element. A name brand i keep hearing is Red Rooster
 

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I had a good friend load 4000 .38 spl ctgs with lead cast Alox lubed bullets. In 3 years, some of the ammo had lost some of it's power and it would not reliably function his S&W Model 52. If using ALOX lube, I would not load more ammo than I was going to shoot in one year. Be sure to shoot it up within the year it is loaded.

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Beladran said:
captain i once saw a guy use a small heat lamp aimed at his lube holder in his lubesizer to keep it warm lol its ******* engineering at its finest but he said it worked better than the heating element. A name brand i keep hearing is Red Rooster
I have used Red Rooster - a pretty hard lube and requires heat to get it to flow. Of course the amount of heat varies with the temp you are operating at. In the summer when it is 95 it takes much less heat to make it flow well than it does on a morning like today at 25!!
 

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Hammer said:
Captain, what do you use for pistol bullets? A soft lube?
Yep - a soft lube ... have never had any problem of concern .... easy to work with using using the Lyman or RCBS sizers. Most refer to it as the NRA 50/50 lube.
 
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