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Is there a tool to remove excess 22lr lube?

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Post by Sa-tevp 1/10/2023, 7:39 pm

I have a good amount of CCI SV but am realizing that it has more than enough wax lube on it. Any suggestions for cleaning up/removing the excess lube?

Should I search for a 3 Gauge* wire stripper?

*(3 Gauge = 0.2294")
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Post by Wobbley 1/10/2023, 7:57 pm

Add oil to the lube.  Then wipe the excess.
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Post by Sa-tevp 1/10/2023, 8:03 pm

I am tempted to find some HI-LOK collar removal tools. In the 1980/90s we had some that were like an outside reamer to wipe out the aluminum collars.

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Post by john bickar 1/10/2023, 8:27 pm

Hm. Plastic or paper boxes?

Maybe a food dehydrator and a couple of shims to keep the rounds off of the resting surface?
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Post by Sa-tevp 1/10/2023, 8:36 pm

... then again, maybe I should feed my new-to-me Anschütz rifle better ammo.


It has been impressive how poorly CCI SV feeds into the Anschütz chamber while stripping the wax off. This is just practice ammo to hold the black offhand, work on stance and hold.
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Post by DGW 1/13/2023, 5:58 pm

I have had great results with this method. Dump the ammo in a bowl, cover with mineral spirits, agitate a minute or so with your finger. Drain the spirits and blot the ammo on a towel. Leaves them a nice slick lube. This has eliminated all my malfunctions and miss fires.

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Post by Multiracer 1/13/2023, 8:01 pm

Dump 50 on a microfiber towel, spray with a bit of wd40 fold the towel in half and rub back and forth on the bench. Place the fifty back in the box and go shoot. The wd will remove most lubes, waxes, vaselines etc and protect your ammo for years.Is there a tool to remove excess 22lr lube? Img_2040

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Post by REConley 1/14/2023, 7:45 am

Just dump the ten rounds for a target on a micro fiber cloth fold and rub with your hand back and forth against the bench. Load and shoot.
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Post by BobGee 1/15/2023, 5:48 am

DGW wrote:I have had great results with this method. Dump the ammo in a bowl, cover with mineral spirits, agitate a minute or so with your finger. Drain the spirits and blot the ammo on a towel. Leaves them a nice slick lube. This has eliminated all my malfunctions and miss fires.
Wow. Isn’t there a risk of the spirit seeping into the cartridge and wrecking the powder and/or primer? Do you ever have misfires or hang fires?

Out here in Oz, some of us for CCI SV, remove the rounds and plastic carrier from the box, stand them nose down on a piece of kitchen towel folded in half and stand them in the sun under a Pyrex dish. Takes about 1-2 hours for the excess lub to run off. Rounds are quite hot when removed. Gets most, but not all the lub off. Really, I believe you do need some lube. Significantly reduces problems with chambering or extraction, especially in European pistols. 

Looking forward to trying your method DGW, tomorrow. Any misfires will be good training to see if I’m anticipating the shot!

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Post by Sa-tevp 1/15/2023, 4:20 pm

My wife asked me to watch some tv with her so I took a microfiber cloth and wiped wax off a batch of 100 CCI SV. With calipers I couldn't find much difference before and after, and was hoping to get to the range today but plans fell through. Since the range is nearby I didn't bother seeing how the wiped ammo chambered.

This exercise also made me decide to run SK/RWS/ELEY once I can hold the black of a small bore target offhand with an Olympic small bore rifle. At the moment I am the biggest performance problem in the shooting process.
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Post by BobGee 1/22/2023, 6:37 am

DGW wrote:I have had great results with this method. Dump the ammo in a bowl, cover with mineral spirits, agitate a minute or so with your finger. Drain the spirits and blot the ammo on a towel. Leaves them a nice slick lube. This has eliminated all my malfunctions and miss fires.

I tried this method with 150 rounds of CCI SV in two ISSF matches on Saturday in my TriAce which usually starts to misbehave after about 30-40 rounds of said ammo: failures to eject/stovepipes because the chamber gets very dirty and case’s won’t extract easily. With the “washed” ammo I had only one dud and that was because the projectile was loose in the case and must've allowed white spirit into the case. About halfway through the first match I got a bit concerned about projectiles with no remaining lube leading up the barrel. So I started to put a drop of oil on the top round in each magazine (a favourite trick of some RF shooters). I had no other problems. Oh happy day! Thanks DGW.

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Post by BobGee 1/25/2023, 10:07 pm

I've now done a second batch of 150 rounds with the white spirit “rinse”. This time, after the rounds had dried I put them back in the bowl, gave them a spritz of light lube (airgun pellet lube that I now don't use) and swooshed them around again before re-boxing. How similar the SK ammo with its light lube. Worked great (no misfires) and I’m not worried about leading.

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Post by Sa-tevp 1/27/2023, 8:06 pm

Sa-tevp wrote:... then again, maybe I should feed my new-to-me Anschütz rifle better ammo.


It has been impressive how poorly CCI SV feeds into the Anschütz chamber while stripping the wax off. This is just practice ammo to hold the black offhand, work on stance and hold.

CCI SV in the rifle was a waste of time.
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