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Black powder patch lube recipies

I want to compare how my .54 PRB perfoms with the pre-cut/lubed pillow ticking patch that I use compared to a patch cut at the barrel with a home made lube.

I went and picked up a yard of pillow ticking, but I dont have a recipe for the lube. Thusly the point of this post, Please share your lube recipe if you use a home made lube and how you prep the patch, ie apply before shooting or pre apply and let dry. The more the merrier and Thanks!
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Re: Black powder patch lube recipies

70% bear grease to 30% beeswax melted and mixed, cool in containers, apply to strips and fold in half and roll up, cut at muzzle, or cut at ball board. I get them so they show through to backside.

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Bear grease?
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Re: Black powder patch lube recipies

Bear Grease or Bear Oil.

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Re: Black powder patch lube recipies

You can use anything that is not petrolium base for a lube.Olive oil,Crisco,Mink oil,etc.
Here is a recipe I like to use.
Stumpkiller's Moose Milk
Isopropyl Alcohol (91%) 8oz
Caster Oil 3oz
Murphy's oil soap 1oz
Witch Hazel 4oz
Water(non-chlorinated) 16oz
Add in above order and shake well in jar.
Add your hand washed and dried Pillow Tic.Lay on flat surface(cookie sheet)to dry.Once dry I dip a 2x.
After dry I cut into squares for the caliber of use.
I sub the Caster Oil with Bear Oil.

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Re: Black powder patch lube recipies

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That stuff works great!! I treated some red pillow ticking 3x with the Moose Milk and with cut patches at the barrel my groups tightened up to clover-leaves at 50 yards!

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Were can you buy Moosemilk??
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You can make it. The recipe is posted above and I found all of the ingredients at the pharmacy.
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Re: Black powder patch lube recipies

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Were can you buy Moosemilk??
Moosemilk is a name that has become popular to describe homemade concoctions containing the basic ingredients of water soluble oil and water.

I suppose someone may market a concoction using the word.
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