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I was just wondering if anyone else uses Sweet Oil for patch lube. If you do or have how did you like it?
 

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Thanks Anduril, I've added bee's wax to Mazola olive oil for my REAL bullets. Mazola doesn't make any claims about how refined it is. :) The Mazola isn't near as clear as the Sweet Oil and of course not near as expensive either.
 

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I've tried an awful lot of patch lubes and some of them were pretty weird concoctions. I've yet to find anything better than straight olive oil. That's all I use now.

For conicals, I use a mixture of 1/4 bees wax, 1/4 Crisco and 1/2 olive oil. Put all the ingredients in a glass container in the microwave oven until everything melts. Stir it a little and pour into a container of your choice to cool and solidify. I use old bullet boxes for the range and old musket cap tins for walking around. You can vary the amount of olive oil for a harder or softer lube.

 

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Semisane, I didn't think about using the empty bullet boxes. I'll have to do that next time I make up a batch of bullet lube. Using a microwave I melt my bullet lube in a shallow dish. Then dip the REAL bullets in the melted lube and sit them out on wax paper to cool. For patches I just use straight Sweet Oil. My drugstore carries a 2 oz bottle for $1.75. I figure the less impurities your patch lube has the less fowling is left in the barrel. :)

A friend of mine down in Australia sent me a portable ash tray. It works great for prelubed patches.


 
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