Lee 38 cal 148gr WC mold

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Lee 38 cal 148gr WC mold

Post by KenO on Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:50 am

I bought the above mold and cast a pile, they came out real nice. Its a six banger, looks more like a BNWC (button nose). This for a Model 52.

Question is: how many grooves should I lube? I have been lubing two, and its been working just fine, but a lot of smoke. I wondering what others that have experience with this type of bullet are doing. I'm thinking lubing one grove would be enough. The groves seem a little shallow.

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Re: Lee 38 cal 148gr WC mold

Post by james r chapman on Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:17 pm

Lube'm all. They all seat in the case anyway.

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Re: Lee 38 cal 148gr WC mold

Post by Jon Eulette on Wed Sep 03, 2014 4:58 pm

Probably a minimum of 2 grooves. I know that some sizer lubers will not lube entire bullet. Try'em and check the bore for leading. I don't think you'll have any problems.
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Re: Lee 38 cal 148gr WC mold

Post by KenO on Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:06 pm

OK Thanks! I know it will do three for sure, when I was first adjusting it, three were lubed.

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Re: Lee 38 cal 148gr WC mold

Post by 3 gun Gus on Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:34 am

Keno:

Try three but don't do too many until you are sure that it is an improvement.
More lube may equal more smoke.
And many find that lubing only the bottom two groves is more accurate.


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Re: Lee 38 cal 148gr WC mold

Post by dhenry132 on Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:24 am

I shoot that bullet in a S&W 52 and I get better accuracy out of lubing just the bottom groove.
My S&W 686 likes the bottom two groves best

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Re: Lee 38 cal 148gr WC mold

Post by Jaymo on Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:47 pm

Considering I can't find HBWCs locally, I may have to add that mold to my collection of molds.
I too, have a 52.

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