BUFFALO BULLETS BALLETES

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  1. Oct 9, 2019 #1

    tom berwinkle

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    Yesterday I ran across a full box of Buffalo bullets for .44 Cap and ball, Box was unopened but I discovered the lube on the bullets had hardened so they arrant useable as is. Any suggestions on how to remove it so I can relube them? It seems to be a waxy type of coating. I have't used them in years but remember they shot well. Thanks......Tom
     
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    ADK Bigfoot

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    In small batches, I have placed hard-lubed bullets on a paper towel, then heated them from above with a heat lamp. The lube melts off and the paper towels soak it up. Then re-lube. The Buffalo Ball-etts may require tumble lubing due to their surface. (larger batches might work in a warm oven over paper towels.)

    Just my suggestion...

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    I would simply shoot them as is, that is what I do with mine.

    OR, if you must, put them in the oven at the lowest setting, and I bet that the lube will melt off. Take it to 200 and for sure it will melt off.

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    Drop them in boiling water. Do not let the bullets lay on the bottom of the pot, have a raised base in there that is vented or non-metal. Let them air-dry overnight. Apply lube of choice.
     
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    Don’t use wifes good pots... just saying...
     
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    Don't let wife find out...just saying.
     
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    In her kitchen? You’re kidding yourself if you think you can “return things the way they were” She notices... can read sign like the best bushman tracker.
     
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    Amen brother.
     
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    Be afraid...be very afraid.
     
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    Not so scared but in the immortal words of Harry Callahan, “A man’s got to know his limitations...”
     
  11. Oct 15, 2019 #11

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    Kinda depends on what the lube is made of, but I have had good success soaking them in mineral spirits. If that doesn't work put them in the tableware basket and run the dishwasher with DW soap.
     
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    Ditto!
     

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