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A friend of mine recently acquired an 1880s vintage trapdoor 

Springfield. He has an ample supply of 2f Goex and 300 gr #2 Buffalo bullets from Missouri Bullet with smokeless lube. He plans to pan lube the bullets, but even so, I’m not sure they’ll hold enough BP lube, making a big lube bullet a better choice. He does not want to shoot BP subs. 
 

I’m unable to find the recent thread about who’s casting BP bullets these days. Any help is appreciated!
 

 

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From 2017:

Used in BP rifle loads.

Pour melted lube in a pan about 1/8" thick. Let set up, and then use the case mouth as a 'cookie-cutter'. Set bullet over it.

You want a fiber wad to separate the lube wad to from powder and the bullet if you shoot paper patched bullets.

OLG

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Dallas McBoomboom has started the Dark Side Lead Company

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Dave at Slippery Bullets has recently started producing Black Powder Bullets.

 

Local Bullet Company (slipperybullets.com)

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3 hours ago, Frontier Lone Rider said:

Dave at Slippery Bullets has recently started producing Black Powder Bullets.

 

Local Bullet Company (slipperybullets.com)

I need to call him and see if he’s offering a good 38 big lube rifle bullet.

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8 hours ago, Possum Skinner, SASS#60697 said:

Rye,

I tried these.  They are great for pistol, but they don’t carry enough lube for rifle.

 

Possum

I never had a problem with my rifle when I shot .44-40 black with these bullets! ! What exactly is the problem?

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On 11/13/2023 at 9:32 PM, Possum Skinner, SASS#60697 said:

Rye,

I tried these.  They are great for pistol, but they don’t carry enough lube for rifle.

 

Possum

 

19 hours ago, Rye Miles #13621 said:

I never had a problem with my rifle when I shot .44-40 black with these bullets! ! What exactly is the problem?

 

 

What barrel length???

 

I have some BP bullets that work great in my rifle with the 20" barrel. However, when shot out of a 24" barrel they run out of lube at about the 21.5" mark. As long as I run a wet patch down the barrel between stages they work as SASS distances. 

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4 hours ago, Sedalia Dave said:

 

 

 

What barrel length???

 

I have some BP bullets that work great in my rifle with the 20" barrel. However, when shot out of a 24" barrel they run out of lube at about the 21.5" mark. As long as I run a wet patch down the barrel between stages they work as SASS distances. 

20” and a 24” never noticed any problems with Desperado bullets.

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On 11/14/2023 at 5:34 AM, Rye Miles #13621 said:

I never had a problem with my rifle when I shot .44-40 black with these bullets! ! What exactly is the problem?

Lube seems fine, just not enough of it.  Lots of fouling toward end of barrel.  Never had this problem with big lubes.  Have to use a bore brush when cleaning to remove it.  This is out of a 20” barrel.

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14 hours ago, Sedalia Dave said:

 

 

 

What barrel length???

 

I have some BP bullets that work great in my rifle with the 20" barrel. However, when shot out of a 24" barrel they run out of lube at about the 21.5" mark. As long as I run a wet patch down the barrel between stages they work as SASS distances. 

Dave,

I ran a wet bore snake after each stage at LandRun and that kept it from being a problem.  But if I’m going to do that, I figure I might as well run un-lubed bullets.

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27 minutes ago, Possum Skinner, SASS#60697 said:

Dave,

I ran a wet bore snake after each stage at LandRun and that kept it from being a problem.  But if I’m going to do that, I figure I might as well run un-lubed bullets.

If you run a bore snake through after each stage, every 10 rounds, you can pretty much use any bullet. If you want to be able to shoot 5 or six stages at a monthly or a days shooting at a multi day match without cleaning, the big lube bullets or other designs that hold a lot of lube work much better.

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1 hour ago, Smokin Gator SASS #29736 said:

If you run a bore snake through after each stage, every 10 rounds, you can pretty much use any bullet. If you want to be able to shoot 5 or six stages at a monthly or a days shooting at a multi day match without cleaning, the big lube bullets or other designs that hold a lot of lube work much better.

Agree 100%

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