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Old 08-20-2013, 06:06 PM   #11
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I left them in the lubri-sizer or I removed them and stuck them in a box.
However, about 1976, I ran a bunch of tests and found that sizing was NOT improving anything so I stopped sizing my cast bullets.
Went through pan lubing and now I tumble lube all my cast bullets with LLA. If I ever start casting rifle bullets again, I will go back to the lubri-sizer and the over-size sizing dies.
If you are using a well made mold with the proper alloy, this could indeed be true. A well made single cavity or possibly double cavity mold could throw bullets consistent enough to not need sizing.

I use mostly 4 and 6 cavity molds and they can have a little more variance in dimensions. To keep everything consistent I size and lube
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The barrel keeps it consistent. You should try it before you deny it.

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with the lube I use, wd 40 does a decent job of removing the lube. I try to at least clean off the outside of mine where they won't stick to the tube I keep them in. Used medicine bottles work good to store them in...and you can write the size of the die on the tops.

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You can remove the rubber seal. Then use a heat gun to remove the lube. I prefer to just leave the lube in the die.

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The barrel keeps it consistent. You should try it before you deny it.
The problem with that philosophy is an over sized bullet may cause the case to swell enough to not chamber properly. 1 thousandths of an inch may be OK
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>Originally Posted by noylj
The barrel keeps it consistent. You should try it before you deny it.
>The problem with that philosophy is an over sized bullet may cause the case to swell enough to not chamber properly. 1 thousandths of an inch may be OK

That hasn't been a problem in almost 40 years. All I said was "ty it."
SAAMI dimensions of chamber and cartridge leaves way more than a thousandths of room.
Again, try it...

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As I am already set up to size as I lube and I like the cleanliness of the hard lubes (Jake's Products Purple Ceresin), I see little reason to switch to tumble lubing.

If it works for you, good. I am a traditionalist. I might grab up some TL in case of a SHTF time when I have fewer options though

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i dont use lube dies however im liking the lee alox for my cowboy bullets. very easy and its good enough for the low speed low pressure 45 colt loadings.
I have similar results with my .45ACP.

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If you are using a well made mold with the proper alloy, this could indeed be true. A well made single cavity or possibly double cavity mold could throw bullets consistent enough to not need sizing.

I use mostly 4 and 6 cavity molds and they can have a little more variance in dimensions. To keep everything consistent I size and lube
Most of my .357 and .452 bullets are cast from 6 cavity dies, and they do
need resizing. They are extremely accurate when resized and LLA lubed.
Better than any purchased bullet jacketed, swaged or cast.

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If it works for you, good. I am a traditionalist. I might grab up some TL in case of a SHTF time when I have fewer options though
Beef lard and bacon grease can be used in a pinch. Although you need to
clean shortly after shooing as the corrosion protection is much less.
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