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Old May 2, 2008, 01:22 AM   #1
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patch lube

new to BP, what do you use for patch lube?
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Old May 2, 2008, 01:32 AM   #2
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I soak my patches is a melted mix of veggie shortening (crisco) and olive oil, equal parts per volume of each.
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Old May 2, 2008, 07:21 AM   #3
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I use T/C Bore Butter (Hunting and storage).
When I am plinking, a spit patch.
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Old May 2, 2008, 08:06 AM   #4
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I use Murphys oil soap ...it`s cheap , and works as well as anything I`ve tried ...Walmart sells it for 3 bucks a quart .
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Old May 2, 2008, 04:31 PM   #5
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I use TC Bore Butter or it's equivalent by Traditions, Wonderlube.

I get confused about which to call it, so I've nicknamed it "WonderButter".
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Old May 2, 2008, 04:56 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by arcticap
I use TC Bore Butter or it's equivalent by Traditions, Wonderlube.

I get confused about which to call it, so I've nicknamed it "WonderButter".
Same here but I don't call it Wonder Butter..
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Old May 2, 2008, 06:02 PM   #7
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HEY want the best, well here it is, crisco and bees wax
all you guys have been misled, do not settle for anything
less. Have a nice day.
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Old May 2, 2008, 08:33 PM   #8
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Old May 2, 2008, 10:33 PM   #9
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lube 2000
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Old May 3, 2008, 04:53 AM   #10
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Ballistol, can shoot all day with no fouling buildup.
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Old May 3, 2008, 09:23 AM   #11
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All of the above work.
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Old May 3, 2008, 03:45 PM   #12
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Ox Yoke (Now Traditions) prelubed wonder patches that have been marinated in Hoppes #9+ BP solvent. 30 or so patches in an empty cap tin with a tespoon or so of Hoppes. Let em sit for a day or two before using. The patches end up being damp/moist but not dripping wet. The wet/lubed patch cleans the barrel as you ram the ball. I can load and shoot all day at an aggregate match (50+ rounds) with the last ball loading as easily as the first.

BTW - I'm using a Pedersoli Deluxe Tryon Rifle in .54 Cal. This was also my loading procedure for a CVA Hawken that I had and a Waldron Rifle Works Pennsylvania flintlock in .50 Cal.

OK - added 1830 hrs - Cleanup is with Hoppes#9+ that's all I use on my front stuffers - lube is Remoil. Now, if your talking C&Bs or BP cartridge guns, then its water and Balistol to clean and Balistol to lube
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Old May 3, 2008, 05:53 PM   #13
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OK now ask what liquid we use for cleaning ..LOL ...I think we will all agree at some point hot water ...but from there , many things ...as many as there are stars in the sky . Ain`t it great , everyones ideas will work ..if they didn`t we wouldn`t use them ..and then there`s oiling ..
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Old May 10, 2008, 08:25 PM   #14
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I like reading posts like this to see just how may different combinations can be found. I think that I may put a book together on all the different answers I have seen on all of he websites about what to use for powder, lube, cleaning, etc. It would probably rival the new English dictionary!
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Old May 10, 2008, 08:29 PM   #15
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It would probably rival the new English dictionary
It would be thicker anyhow.
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Old May 10, 2008, 08:33 PM   #16
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Cleaning? I use hot water with a little dish soap.
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Old May 10, 2008, 08:49 PM   #17
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Cleaning? I use hot water with a little dish soap.
Don't start.
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Old May 11, 2008, 05:21 AM   #18
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I just use a little dish soap and some hot water.
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Old May 11, 2008, 09:57 AM   #19
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put mine in the dishwasher
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Old May 11, 2008, 10:10 AM   #20
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I wonder if a water-pic with a tube long enough to reach the breach would work?
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Old May 11, 2008, 06:47 PM   #21
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I just throw mine in the back of the truck with the dirty dishes and wait on it to rain ,.,.,then drive around in the rain about 30 mins,,drip dry ..and ready for another day of trying to shoot...
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