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Old September 25, 2017, 08:40 AM   #26
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I have a star lubrisizer. Since I got into powder coating there is no lube in it and it identifies its self as a boolit sizer
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Old September 25, 2017, 06:02 PM   #27
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I have a star lubrisizer. Since I got into powder coating there is no lube in it and it identifies its self as a boolit sizer
Wow. That's dedication right there. I love powdercoating but I ain't givin' up my two Stars as lubers.
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Old September 28, 2017, 09:02 PM   #28
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My Sharps likes its boolits lubed. The same boolit with PC doesn't shoot as well. I can also run 200 boolits through the Star faster than I can make them via PC. Yeah, I also tried just sizing the PC stuff with the Star, but the gun said NO. In this case, size doesn't matter.
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Old October 16, 2017, 05:58 AM   #29
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I've basically stopped casting bullets. I tried different alloys and different diameters in a few different revolvers and got tired of cleaning up the barrel lead. Plus, cheap lead is getting hard to find. So for not much more money I can buy plated bullets and save the mess. I spent a good bit of money on bullet casting equipment and enjoyed casting bullets, but the results I sought eluded me.

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Old October 16, 2017, 09:48 AM   #30
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I spent a good bit of money on bullet casting equipment and enjoyed casting bullets, but the results I sought eluded me.
If you would list the problems you were having and the particulars (loads, guns, lube, etc.), I am sure that those problems could be remedied. There have been cast bullets used successfully in firearms since the invention of gunpowder.
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Old October 16, 2017, 10:03 AM   #31
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I may take you up on that. It will take me some time to put a decent summary together. If I do so, I'll start another thread to keep from derailing this one.
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Old November 10, 2017, 09:11 AM   #32
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Kind of late on this thread.

I tumble lube anything shot below 1,200 fps in Ben's liquid lube.

For the velocity/pressure ranges of 1,200 to 1,600 fps, I powder coat.

At velocities above that I run heat tempered hard alloy bullets through a Lyman or RCBS lube/sizer with MML+.

I am experimenting with Hi-Tec, but have not perfected that yet. I know of a more advanced hobbiest that used uses Hi-tec, heat tempers the final cure and then lubes in MML+. He gets good accuracy at 2,600 in a 30-06. I am not there yet.
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Old November 11, 2017, 09:32 PM   #33
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I'm late too.

When I 1st restarted Handloading I also thought about casting and have been a forum member over at Cast Boolits for as long as I've been here.

While I was shooting revolvers all I shot back then was either Speer or Hornady cast lead because they were readily available, cheap and there was no internet to search.

So while studying the subject I found that recycled lead around these parts is almost impossible to find. Illinois did away with lead wheel weights years ago and the metal recyclers won't talk to anyone because it's a hazardous material. Easy supplies have vanished.

Next comes all the problems I have read of people having while trying to start casting for the 9mm because of the tapered case and also the great variance in barrel sizes. Still thinking of looking for molds for the 380acp and trying that though.
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Old November 11, 2017, 11:14 PM   #34
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Mine is...powder coating killed it graveyard dead.

Since my first batch of powder coated bullets...I have never conventionally lubed another bullet and no plans to resume.
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Old November 15, 2017, 08:20 AM   #35
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I don't do plastic - either guns (Glocks) or bullets (PC). My Lyman 450 gets fed White Label BAC lube and turns out really nice bullets.

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Old November 15, 2017, 10:23 AM   #36
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Im a powder coater, I see no positives of traditional lube over powder coat save for it you are already set up to do lubing. But then, powder coat takes very little to equipment, I think Im invested about $25 into it. Once coated I use the cheap lee push through sizers, which is a sizer...but not a lubrisizer, so to the question "is the luberisizer dead?".......maybe?
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