I don't bother
making a original cartridges for field shooting, so I lube the rounds as they go down the barrel.
I'm only target shooting so there is no hurry for speed or authenticity.
I prefer to use Bore Butter for lubing the rounds because it is better for the barrel.
Part of your answer is when are you shooting? Target practice, living history, hunting?
If a reenactment or LH then by all means go whole hog. If just making noise then make it easy on yourself.
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