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I've never used "bullet lube", and not sure if I should
« on: July 18, 2017, 06:33:02 PM »
I have the Texan .308 and I've only put a half dozen shots through it. I'm waiting on some parts & ammo but before I start really getting going I want to know if I should be using a product on the lead cast bullets (Air Venturi and Hunters Supply) as opposed to just shooting them right out of the box. I'm assuming that's fine, but I also want to take care of my piece and achieve the best results that I can. Thanks in advance.

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Re: I've never used "bullet lube", and not sure if I should
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2017, 04:29:47 AM »
I'm not the expert here, but I wouldn't use any lubricant, especially a petroleum-based one! Least the gun goes POW due to dieseling!
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Re: I've never used "bullet lube", and not sure if I should
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2017, 06:15:57 PM »
It might.
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Re: I've never used "bullet lube", and not sure if I should
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2017, 10:40:40 PM »
PCP's DON'T DIESEL ..... there is no heat created when discharging, actually they cool when shot.
Diesel effect happen in spring piston guns as the ambient air is violently compressed where it heats up to 1000*f or more in a microsecond of time as shot is fired.

Pending Lead hardness and velocity you shoot at, some will introduce lube when swagging to size or after the fact ... do some reading on the subject  ;)
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Re: I've never used "bullet lube", and not sure if I should
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2017, 04:41:11 AM »
Sorry Motorhead, but I've had it happen! My 397 did exactly that the first time I shot it. I once cleaned my old Hatsan AT44, and thought I got it wiped clean. First shot dieseled, and crossed the crony at just over 1,500 FPS.
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Re: I've never used "bullet lube", and not sure if I should
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2017, 07:00:23 AM »
I've been spraying my bullets down with Hornady One Shot gun lube.
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Re: I've never used "bullet lube", and not sure if I should
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2017, 08:07:16 AM »
Spraying down the outside is one issue, lubing the barrel is a whole new ballgame.
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