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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-09-2011, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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TOW Mink Oil??

I just got an 8 Oz tin of TOW Trapper's Pure Mink Oil. Read its great for cold weather(freezing conditions). Always used bore butter but it isnt the best when freezing..gets hard/crumbly..

Anyone use Track of the Wolf Mink Oil as a patch lube or whuts your favorite patch lube or recipie for??

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Re: TOW Mink Oil??

have used it during non freezing weather, seems like a good product, going to a shoot today will give you more info later.northeast trade co. in muncy, has a product i have had good luck with in cold temps,calls it ol trappers patch lube,
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Re: TOW Mink Oil??

I use it Loggy, it works well. I also run a patch with it on after cleaning my gun

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power belts. no mink oil needed

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Re: TOW Mink Oil??

I use the TOW mink oil for my hunting loads.......I melt the mink oil down over low heat on the stove in an old pan.....
I have my patch strips precut into 10" or so sections and I dip them in the melted oil making sure they're completely coated and the oil is absorbed all the way through. Then squeegie off the excess with my fingers back into the pan.
After they cool I stack the patch strips on top of each other, fold them over and place them into zip lock bags. I cut individual patches as I need for hunting, and use the whole strips cutting at the muzzle on the range.

If you have sensitive fingers you might want to find a better way to remove the excess or you'll be doing the mink oil hop
In any event you will want to melt it down to a liquid to make sure it coats the patch rather than trying to coat the patches from the paste.
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Loggy,i guess it is personal preference.After reading Dutch Schutz material on RB shooting,i though i would give it a try in my Schimmel.He recommends diff. ratio,s of ballistol and water.I use the patching material from Dixsons (.020),wash it then throw in dryer.cut into strips approx.10" long and 1.5" wide.I use a ratio of 3 parts water(3 ounces)and 2 parts ballistol(2 ounces),mix it with a popsicle stick then soak 3 strips at a time for about 5 minutes ,then lay on cookie sheet(aluminum)for approx 24 hours.The cookie sheet has to be level.forgot,after each strip has been soaking,squeeze,lightly the strip between your index and middle finger,then lay on cookie sheet.All i can say is i get terrific accuracy with this and as you well know consistency is everything,slow pouring of powder into barrel,same amount of pressure when seating the RB,same fowling cleaning after shot,not complete cleaning.Been using these patches this season and no problems.
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Re: TOW Mink Oil??

My favorite used to be

Stumpkiller's Moose Milk
Isopropyl Alcohol (91%) 8 oz
Caster Oil 3 oz
Murphy"s Oil Soap 1 oz
Witch Hazel 4 oz
Non-Cholinated Water 16 oz

Mix in the order listed in jar.
Shake well
Add material to be lubed
shake,remove and air dry on flat sheet
After dry,repeat again.
Air dry and cut to size

I use this recipe but substitute Bear Oil for Caster Oil now.

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Crisco works very well.
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Re: TOW Mink Oil??

Thanks much for all the great input!!

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