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148 gr Star hbwc

Post by orpheoet on 9/25/2016, 3:48 pm

I just got a few boxes of these. Anything different about loading them? I usually use Zero hbwc with 2.7 gr of WST.
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Re: 148 gr Star hbwc

Post by cdrt on 9/25/2016, 4:34 pm

Nope, 2.7 WST will work just fine.
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Re: 148 gr Star hbwc

Post by noylj on 10/4/2016, 8:00 pm

I can say that, for my guns, a change in bullet usually means a change in charge weight of a few tenths of a grain to fine-tune the load.
Other than that, what differences would have you concerned?
Too bad you only have a few boxes--great bullets.

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Re: 148 gr Star hbwc

Post by james r chapman on 10/4/2016, 8:41 pm

2.7 wst , the gold standard with all swaged hbwc's .
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Re: 148 gr Star hbwc

Post by orpheoet on 10/4/2016, 9:44 pm

noylj wrote:I can say that, for my guns, a change in bullet usually means a change in charge weight of a few tenths of a grain to fine-tune the load.
Other than that, what differences would have you concerned?
Too bad you only have a few boxes--great bullets.
I've heard they lead barrels more than others. I was wondering if alox would be a good idea.
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Re: 148 gr Star hbwc

Post by Jon Eulette on 10/4/2016, 9:46 pm

I had a batch of Zero's a couple years ago that leaded horribly. I had to Rooster lube them. I say try some first to see if you need to.
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Re: 148 gr Star hbwc

Post by BE Mike on 10/5/2016, 11:51 am

I've loaded and shot quite a few of the Zero 148 gr. HBWC bullets. I didn't notice much leading, either in my revolvers or in my S&W model 52-1.
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Re: 148 gr Star hbwc

Post by james r chapman on 10/5/2016, 1:10 pm

There's some threads on relubing the bullets . Clean with gasoline, let dry and tumble lube in thinned alox, 45-45-?.
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Post by Wobbley on 10/5/2016, 1:38 pm

45-45-10. Ready made here. http://lsstuff.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2&products_id=47

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Re: 148 gr Star hbwc

Post by orpheoet on 10/5/2016, 9:12 pm

james r chapman wrote:There's some threads on relubing the bullets . Clean with gasoline, let dry and tumble lube in thinned alox, 45-45-?.
Can you fill in the blanks on that recipe?
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Re: 148 gr Star hbwc

Post by Wobbley on 10/5/2016, 11:01 pm

The 45-45-10 refers to equal parts (45%) of Lee Liquis Alox and Johnson paste wax then add the remaining 10% of the mix with odorless mineral spirits. Tumble the bullets to get an even coat, then spread out on wax paper or tinfoil overnight to dry. Or just buy the ready made stuff from that link in my previous post,

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Re: 148 gr Star hbwc

Post by jglenn21 on 10/6/2016, 9:50 am

if you happen to have some Lee Liquid Alox laying around and want to try something simple to make, then mix 60%(volume) of the alox with 40% of  either Johnson liquid floor wax( if you can find some as it's been discontinued) or Luxmark liquid floor wax..

I have used the Luxmark with great success.  just find yourself a plastic bottle  and mix the two together...

I still use some of the White label 45-45-10 and it is excellent.
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Re: 148 gr Star hbwc

Post by orpheoet on 10/6/2016, 8:56 pm

Excellent info all. Thank you
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Re: 148 gr Star hbwc

Post by BE Mike on 10/7/2016, 8:58 am

orpheoet wrote:I just got a few boxes of these. Anything different about loading them? I usually use Zero hbwc with 2.7 gr of WST.
Star bullets were very popular, but they went out of business many years ago. The .45 ACP bullets came with two different kinds of lube, but I'm not sure about the 148 gr. HBWC. Unless the lube has degraded, i.e. dried out and flaked off, they ought to be good to go. Many police departments bought the Star HBWC back in the day, when revolvers ruled and qualifications were shot with wadcutters. As already suggested, load some up and see how they do.
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