Anyone using, or tried Bayou Bullets? They're made in Gramercy, LA, by Donnie Miculek, Jerry Miculek's brother. I've been loading nothing but long cased revolver rounds, 38,357 and 44, but recently decided to get .45 acp dies so I could better afford to shoot the 1911. A buddy gave me a few 200 lswc's and 230 gr lrn's to tinker with while I decided on a rather small bulk order to get started. So, I decided to give the Bayou Bullets a try since they're made just right next door (figuratively speaking). My small order of 500 230 gr lrn's came in Monday, and I was really surprised when I opened the box and found shiny, dark green pills with gold colored stripes in the lube grooves. I knew beforehand the bullets were lubed with a special dry lube (not moly coat) that Donnie gets from a company in Australia, but had no idea they would look like they had been painted with Testor's Model Paint and dried to a slick, non-sticky finish. These things are so smooth, you can stick your index finger into the middle of the box of bullets and effortlessly push through to tough the bottom of the box. Neither the box, or the stuffing paper has any evidence or green lube .... both looked as clean as new. I'm still not sure about the fancy gold belt painted into the lube groove, but it sure looks impressive while they're sitting happily in the box.
I took a few minutes extra at noon today and loaded up five rounds (5.8 gr Unique/CCI LPP/seated 1.27) to function test in my Kimber. Absolutely no smoke (and this from Unique), no residue in the barrel, perfect cycling. Tonight, I loaded up the other 45 pieces of brass from that box to take to the range tomorrow night to get a better feel for reliability/function and accuracy (relative term, considering the shooter). From first impressions, I guessing I'll be making my next revolver lead order with the green gator snot lube on them