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38 and 22 bulles drying out. Can I relube?

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September 20, 2020, 07:38 PM
SgtGold
38 and 22 bulles drying out. Can I relube?
I have lead bullet target ammo they's ashing due to age. The 38's are 158gr LSWC, the 22 is 40 gr Ely 10X. I noticed the condition of the ammo once I got to the range, but before I fired much of it. I noticed the 158 LSWC's lost some accuracy at 25 yards, so I lubed the bullets with a cleaning patch and some CLP. Lubing with oil worked out, but I'm wondering if I should be using bullet lube instead? Thanks for any info.


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September 20, 2020, 11:30 PM
Bisleyblackhawk
I’ve never had to relube centerfire ammo (I powder coat now)...but I have had .22LR lube dry out...I keep a bottle of Rooster Jacket water based lube and I’ve dipped the bullet in it making sure the driving bands receive a light coating. It dries hard and quickly and it’s not greasy. I suggested it a friend who shoots bullseye and he treats all of his .22 the day before a match and says it has tightened up his groups as well making bore fouling almost nonexistent Smile
It works well on cast bullets as a clean non tacky bullet lube that is super easy to use...
I add blue food coloring to the bottle of lube to show a complete and even coating...I hang the cartridges bullet down in one of those containers until they dry (I use the Agulia match cartridge dividers...a CCI Minimag box will work too).

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