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Patch Lube

PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:29 pm
by quigleysharps4570
What's everyones favorite patch lube?
For hunting I use an oil...such as olive oil or similar on the patches in my loading block. For target practice where I'm shooting alot and cutting patches at the muzzle I've another lube that works better than anything I've ever seen. ;)

Re: Patch Lube

PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:38 pm
by FC
Let me guess ... no I won't reveal my answer just yet ... but I use it any time I shoot, for target practicin or hunting :lol:

Re: Patch Lube

PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:15 pm
by BigRic
bore butter? thats what I use in my Knight

Re: Patch Lube

PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:41 pm
by gtk
quigleysharps4570 wrote: For target practice where I'm shooting alot and cutting patches at the muzzle I've another lube that works better than anything I've ever seen.


tobacco spit? :lol:

10w-40 ?

Re: Patch Lube

PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:44 pm
by quigleysharps4570
D&L Handcleaner. Had an oldtimer clue me in on it a few years ago. Said an old timer had clued him in on it back in the 70's at a match...stuffs good. ;)

Re: Patch Lube

PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:18 pm
by jv
bore butter most of the time

Re: Patch Lube

PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:25 am
by jbullard1
for hunting and most shooting Plain old Olive Oil not the high priced virgin kind

Re: Patch Lube

PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:11 am
by FC
turkeyjv wrote:bore butter most of the time



While it may work wonders for your setup, bore butter was the worst thing I could do for mine. It ruined accuracy out of my front stuffer. I've even quit using for off season protection of my barrels.

Re: Patch Lube

PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:28 pm
by BigRic
man I ain't never had problems with it

Re: Patch Lube

PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:05 pm
by FC
It just ruined my groupings .... pushed them out to about 6 inchs if I remember correctly. Of course I was shooting sabots in conjunction with it also. That combination will crush your confidence level, make you second guess your scope, question the barrel and even the bullets you're using.

Re: Patch Lube

PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:05 pm
by jv
FC wrote:It just ruined my groupings .... pushed them out to about 6 inchs if I remember correctly. Of course I was shooting sabots in conjunction with it also. That combination will crush your confidence level, make you second guess your scope, question the barrel and even the bullets you're using.



I thought we where talking about patched round balls in the true M/L not the in lines with a sabot....i never use any lube on the sabots it like putting oil down the barrell of my .270

Re: Patch Lube

PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:26 pm
by FC
riflings of the barrel don't know the difference ... kind of like Prego spaghetti sauce .. It's in there !

I wasn't lubeing the barrel while loading the sabot to shoot just protecting and so called seasoning the barrel with it. Scubbed all that junk out including any plastic build up and she's clicking right along.

If I need to lube while loading, I just use alil Spit

Re: Patch Lube

PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:57 pm
by Ironwood
When I'm squirrel hunting or shooting at the range I use Mama Flinter's Moose milk on patches. So far I haven't had any smouldering patches. I use a mixture of Olive oil and beeswax for bullets.

Like JB I think I'm going to go to plain Olive oil on all of my patches.

Re: Patch Lube

PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:45 pm
by jbullard1
Plain natural lubes like olive oil,lard and tallows are hard to beat
and if you have to hold the patch in your mouth for a minute you won't choke on it or get poisoned

I also use a mix on the range comprised of blue windshield washer fluid/Murphy's oil soap/Olive oil but these shots are loaded and fired immediatly
Hunting I use Olive oil only

Re: Patch Lube

PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:54 pm
by sonora redneck
When i was shooting muzzle loaders at 4-h nationals i used a few different things but the best shooting lube i found was a mixture of murphreys oil soap and rubbing alcohol. It also works great for cleaning. An old guy at the range clued me in on that

Re: Patch Lube

PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:56 pm
by Ironwood
Momma Flinters Moose Milk is a mixture of Water Soluable Cutting Oil, Murphys Oil Soap and Water... Add alcohol when the temps get down to freezing.

Re: Patch Lube

PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:42 pm
by quigleysharps4570
Whipped up an experimental batch from things I had on hand here at the house awhile back. It's for my blackpowder cartridge bullets and my blackpowder revolvers. It consists of 1 pound of trap wax, 1 toilet bowl ring, a tube of bore butter and peanut oil. Haven't put the 45-70 bullets to the test yet, but it's doing well in the revolvers for turtle killing. ;)

Re: Patch Lube

PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:09 pm
by jbullard1
What the heck is trap wax??

Re: Patch Lube

PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:01 pm
by quigleysharps4570
I think it's just a fancy word for paraffin.