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What is your favorite recipe for lubing pillow ticking strips to be cut at the muzzle?
Favorite recipe for plinking?
Favorite recipe for hunting?
 

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Any thing NON Petroleum based!
Olive oil,Bear oil,Crisco,lard (no salt),etc.
 

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I heat a tablespoon of bore butter in a ziplock baggie in the microwave. when it's melted I put the ticking strip in the baggie and massage the melted bore butter into it. I wipe the excess of with a paper towel.
 

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napa 765-1526 cutting grinding oil 4oz
8oz of 91%Isopropul alcohal
1oz of murphys soap
16 oz of water

mix alcohal/oil first before adding water/soap

dip in your pillow tick and let dry ..

cut at muzzle ...

best i have used no messy bore butter and I shoot a dry bore cloverleaf at 50 yards with my hawkins 50cal ...if ball/patch is little hard to push down just spray a mist of this in small spray bottle on patching
 

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I guess the bees wax would allow thickening to a point it would not foul the powder?

imo, all that the bees wax does is make the olive oil more of a paste, so it isn't a liquid and can be carried in a small tin. I have NO fouling issues or clean up issues at all, can shoot all day without cleaning or swabbing. I make my own so I don't have to depend on finding what I want, when I want it at the store.
 

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I use precut patches, but for plinking, I use spit.

When I did the HHA woods walk last weekend, I kept a patch in my mouth. I'd shoot, use the patch in my mouth to load, then put a new patch in my mouth and keep it there till needed to for the next reload.

Loads fine, shoots fine.

For hunting, I use a bear fat/beeswax mix I was given, but I bought some beeswax and have a line on a source for some bear fat (I'm not a bear hunter, lol), so I should be able to mix up a bunch and...as was mentioned, not have to be concerned with store inventories.

I have yards of fabric I use to cut patches as needed. Probably have enough on hand for years of shooting. I found for my 62 that the cap from a gallon jug of spring water is the right size template, so I just trace that, then cut them. A buddy made me a cutter from a length of capped pipe. Then I moved. It's in my house...somewhere. lol
 

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Been using bore butter for over 25 yrs with no problems. Just started using Lehigh Valley lube. So far I like it in my radius grooved rifles for range/target use. I don't need to run a patch down the bore between shots with it and accuracy is good. Still experimenting with it on my square grooved rifle.
 

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Yep, Amazon has it for cheap and in multiple forms. I bought some to flux lead for casting, and it's in small pellet form, but you you can get blocks, too.
 

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I picked up a 1lb block pretty cheap 2 yrs ago at the PA farm show. Still sitting on my shelf waiting for "whatever"
 
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