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Old 12-27-2019, 04:27 PM
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Yesterday when checking a few things and preparing to load some BPCR rounds I noticed the SPG lube that had been hand lubed on cast projectiles 2 months previously had started to bleed a yellow colour. Suspect this is the Bees Wax component due to the colour. I had them stored in a sealed bag in my shed that does get quite warm during the summer months. Rounds not sealed and loaded had not done the same so I suspect the sealed bags are not the ideal way to store lubed projectiles? Steve Garbe recommends this is the way to store lube (as it comes this way when delivered) when not being used. Any thoughts on how best to avoid the bleeding would be greatly appreaciated!

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Old 12-27-2019, 06:51 PM
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It's likely Bore Butter, bright yellow and melts out super easy.
I bought some T/C bullets off a member and they were all melted out when they arrived.
I made my own lube using beeswax and mineral oil, stays solid much better.
There are a ton of recipes using various ingredients, here are a couple links to peruse:

http://www.castpics.net/subsite/Lube/LubeFormulae.html

http://lasc.us/LubeIngredients.htm
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Thank you 'ol shooter for the advice and links! Will the lubed projectiles be good to load and shoot or should I wipe them clean and start again? The yellow substance has just started to weep to the lower part of the grease groove. Just starting down this path and full of questions that I have in my head!
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Any lube is better than none.
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SPG is good for black powder. When I load black powder cartridges I always prime and charge the cases, then hand lube the bullets right then, then seat the bullet. I found a long time ago lubing bullets in Yuma Az.and just putting them up isn't a good idea as the heat causes the melting of the lube in the summer.
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That is what my thoughts are is to lube and load the projectiles to just cover the lube grooves with a wad in between....thank you!
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Old 01-08-2020, 02:36 PM
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Hagar: I use three weights of bullets. 315 grn, 420,grn, and 500 grns. I don't use cards behind the bullets because all my BP bullets use gas checks. Plain base bullets might do better with over powder wads. I shoot 45-70 and 45-100. 45-70 is a 73 springfield cut down rifle and the 445-100 is a C Sharps falling block.
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