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Old Swaged Bullets

Post by smirker on Sun May 11, 2014 7:03 pm

Run across a couple thousand .45 cal.Swaged 185 SWC's. These bullets were in card board boxes and were exposed to heat and moisture while sitting on a aluminum storage shed with a leak for at least 12 years. It is safe to assume these bullets will cause problems if I tried to shoot them. Any thoughts on "cleaning" bullets and relubing? Liquid Alox? The lube that's on the bullets seems similar to what Speer lead bullets have on them.

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Post by Rob Kovach on Sun May 11, 2014 8:03 pm

I'm guessing you could relube them and they would be fine.  what type of lube ring do they have? Can you post a picture?
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Post by noylj on Mon May 12, 2014 6:45 am

You can shot them as-is, as long as they just have white lead oxide on surface. You can re-lube with a LIGHT coat of LLA.

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Post by DavidR on Mon May 12, 2014 4:36 pm

I would try a few and see if they lead the barrel before trying to relube
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Post by smirker on Thu May 15, 2014 4:51 pm

noylj, What is LLA ???

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Re: Old Swaged Bullets

Post by STEVE SAMELAK on Thu May 15, 2014 5:18 pm

LEE LIQUID ALOX?
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