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
Fingers (Show Me MO smoke) McGee - AKA Man of Many Colts - Alter ego of Diabolical Ken; SASS Regulator 28564-L-TG; Rangemaster and stage writer extraordinaire; Frontiersman, Pistoleer, NRA Endowment Life, NMLRA, SAF, CCRKBA, STORM 327, SV115; Charter member, Central Ozarks Western Shooters
Cynic: A blackguard whose faulty vision see things as they are, not as they should be. Ambrose Bierce
Last edited by Fingers McGee; May 3, 2008 at 06:33 PM.