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Thread: Lubed up bullets shelf life

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    DWalter1022V is offline
    1st Pennsylvania Rifles
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    May 2013
    Allegheny - Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Virginia


    A couple of years ago I was working on loads for my Henry using SPG lube. I use the sticks in my Lyman lubricator and in the middle of lubing and sizing I needed to reload a stick. Grabbing one that was part of my dad's stuff I inherited, I finished lubing the bullets. At the range all was going well with pretty good groups until I started shooting the last bullets I lubed. I went from 2 inch groups at 50 yds. to not being able to keep them on paper off the bench! The lube literally gummed the muzzle end of the barrel up for about the last 6-8 inches. I cleaned the barrel which was a chore and shot some of the newer lubed bullet just fine. Shot the old lube bullets and same results. When I stopped to think about it the lube from my dad's stuff had to be 15-20 yrs. old. I tossed all the old lube. Bottom line SPG does have a shelf life!

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    bobanderson is offline
    1st Michigan Infantry
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Howell, MI
    Northwest Territory - Michigan, Ohio and Indiana
    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Lintner View Post
    Thats the reason I want to try home made lube and Len's Lube.
    Sending you a PM, Bob.
    Bob Anderson
    Ordnance Sergeant
    Company C, 1st Michigan Volunteer Infantry
    Small Arms Committee

    "I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a hand on.
    I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them."
    - John Wayne in "The Shootist", 1976

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