Various kinds of tumble lube have been around for a long time -- maybe forever. oMany shooters use nothing else and claim excellent results. For large batches of bullets it saves a lot of time.
Yet, CBA tech data sheets give little hint that our competition shooters use it at all. That seems to apply to both military rifle shooters and our traditional benchrest shooters.
It's not because our competitive shooters don't try different lubes. At our national tournaments there are usually 15 to 20 different lubes used -- but none of them applied as tumble lube as far as you can tell.
What does this mean? Many have tried it and tumble lube doesn't give the accuracy needed for match shooting? Competitive shooters are so conservative that they never try anything new? The match winners have found that tumble lube gives them the winning advantage and they are keeping it a secret by lying on their tech sheets? We are such a bunch of cabbage heads that we haven't tested the two approaches head to head and really don't have a clue which is better? Or. we just don't like sticky bullets?
At one time I could ask the same questions about powder coating but at least a few shooters are trying PC in competition. Why is tumble lube ignored?