Old Swaged Bullets

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Old Swaged Bullets

Post by smirker on 5/11/2014, 12:03 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 5/11/2014, 1:03 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 5/11/2014, 11:45 pm

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 5/12/2014, 9:36 am

I would try a few and see if they lead the barrel before trying to relube
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Post by smirker on 5/15/2014, 9:51 am

noylj, What is LLA ???

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Re: Old Swaged Bullets

Post by STEVE SAMELAK on 5/15/2014, 10:18 am

LEE LIQUID ALOX?
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