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Postby Marauder 1 » Mon May 06, 2013 11:59 am

I was thinking today about bullet lube and does anyone use it on their completed 7.62X54R rounds? I was looking at using some Militec-1 and pre treating the bullets according to their directions. Then loading them into the cases. Since it's a dry type lube it shouldn't affect anything. Seems like lower friction would be a good thing to ad in consistency.

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Re: Bullet Lube?

Postby 0933 » Mon May 06, 2013 12:42 pm

I haven't had any experience using militec... but I have had some experience with Moly coating bullets.

Here are several articles on the subject of using dry Molybdenum Disulfide as a bullet lubricant...

http://www.sprinco.com/articles.html

http://riflemansjournal.blogspot.com/20 ... -tubb.html

http://www.6mmbr.com/normamoly.html

http://varminthuntinginternational.com/ ... yhoax.html

Some shooters swear by it, others don't. It's largely up to the shooters preferrence... there are world class shooters on both sides of the fence.

Personnally, I don't like it, and wouldn't use it again. The effects seem to be all negative to me... Lower pressures mean that you need to use more powder to reach the same velocity, it's another variable, it does retard B.C.'s to a certain extent, barrel life is not lengthened, so your just spending money on Moly, and more powder without a return. Once you start using a dry lubricant between your bullet/bore, then your accuracy will suffer if you use naked bullets again... so this means once you start dry lubricating your bullets, you should do it for the rest of your barrels life.

Take it for what it's worth... my $0.02
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Re: Bullet Lube?

Postby Marauder 1 » Mon May 06, 2013 1:11 pm

Hmmm that's an interesting point, I had not considered being locked in to lubed bullets once I start. I was thinking since I've treated the barrel with Militec-1 treating the bullets wouldn't be any big deal.

As far as Molly goes I've seen the Hornady Molly's and they make them in .310. But now I guess I'll pass on them.

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