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Old January 10th, 2017, 01:59 AM   #1
 
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Lube swaged bullets?

I bought 500 Hornady wadcutters to load easy target rounds for my daughter's 38 special. Should those be lubed? I've never loaded swaged bullets, only cast.
I did tumble lube the first batch very lightly. Thought I better check.



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Old January 10th, 2017, 07:54 AM   #2
 
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Hornady lead bullets have a lubricant on them at least all the ones I have.
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As mnh2obuff said, Hornady swaged bullet already have lube .... not the wax type but a fine powder much like moly. When you handle these bullets, hold them by the nose so the crosshatched body will retain the powder lube.
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Sounds good. I'm leaving the tumbled lube on the first batch. Probably won't hurt anything. Thanks for the information.
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Make this a sticky:
All lead bullets are sold lubricated unless the buyer specifically asks for them to NOT be lubed.
Hornady uses a wax emulsion and then a dusting of micro-ground mica so they don't stick.
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