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Patch Lube

Postby quigleysharps4570 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:29 pm

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. ;)
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Re: Patch Lube

Postby FC » Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:38 pm

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:
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Re: Patch Lube

Postby BigRic » Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:15 pm

bore butter? thats what I use in my Knight
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Re: Patch Lube

Postby gtk » Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:41 pm

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:

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Re: Patch Lube

Postby quigleysharps4570 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:44 pm

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. ;)
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Re: Patch Lube

Postby jv » Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:18 pm

bore butter most of the time
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Re: Patch Lube

Postby jbullard1 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:25 am

for hunting and most shooting Plain old Olive Oil not the high priced virgin kind
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Re: Patch Lube

Postby FC » Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:11 am

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.
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Re: Patch Lube

Postby BigRic » Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:28 pm

man I ain't never had problems with it
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Re: Patch Lube

Postby FC » Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:05 pm

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.
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Re: Patch Lube

Postby jv » Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:05 pm

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
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Re: Patch Lube

Postby FC » Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:26 pm

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
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Re: Patch Lube

Postby Ironwood » Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:57 pm

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.
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Re: Patch Lube

Postby jbullard1 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:45 pm

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
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Re: Patch Lube

Postby sonora redneck » Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:54 pm

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
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Re: Patch Lube

Postby Ironwood » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:56 pm

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.
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Re: Patch Lube

Postby quigleysharps4570 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:42 pm

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. ;)
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Re: Patch Lube

Postby jbullard1 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:09 pm

What the heck is trap wax??
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Re: Patch Lube

Postby quigleysharps4570 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:01 pm

I think it's just a fancy word for paraffin.
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