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Mule Skinner 
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04-12-05 11:37 AM - Post#105905    


Someone please give me step by step info on spit patches. I know what spit is and even have some but I don't understand how, how much and when. Educate me please

 
hobbles 
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hobbles
04-12-05 12:39 PM - Post#105918    

    In response to Mule Skinner

Me too,,,
Caplocks......The Better Getter


 
Scattershot 
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04-12-05 01:10 PM - Post#105925    

    In response to hobbles

Just put the patch on your tongue until it's wet, take it out and load as usual. real simple. Of course, spit is basically water, so I wouldn't want to leave the gun loaded for any length of time, but for targets and such it works pretty well.

 
jaybe 
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jaybe
04-12-05 01:52 PM - Post#105935    

    In response to Scattershot

Quote:

Just put the patch on your tongue until it's wet


You've got to be kidding! I was told that you were supposed to stand back 3 yards and spit at the patch until you hit it square! No wonder I only get two or three shots off in an afternoon at the range, and I go home craving water!
Thanks, Dad, for takin' time with me!


 
Musketman 
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04-12-05 02:06 PM - Post#105938    

    In response to Scattershot

Quote:

Of course, spit is basically water, so I wouldn't want to leave the gun loaded for any length of time,




Spit is SALTY water...

Now, it you have a sinus cold, your patches will be extra slippery...


 
Scattershot 
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04-12-05 03:15 PM - Post#105959    

    In response to Musketman

Jaybe, I used to do it that way, too, but my aim has deteriorated as I get older.

 
Slamfire 
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Slamfire
04-12-05 03:47 PM - Post#105970    

    In response to Scattershot

Spit may look like water, but it is digestive juice, designed to turn starch into sugar. I can see that given enough time it'll disolve steel also.
Bold talk, from a one eyed fat man


 
hobbles 
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hobbles
04-12-05 04:48 PM - Post#105986    

    In response to Slamfire

Hmmmm,,, and I asked,,
Caplocks......The Better Getter


 
Anonymous 
04-12-05 05:04 PM - Post#105989    

    In response to Slamfire

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Spit may look like water, but it is digestive juice, designed to turn starch into sugar. I can see that given enough time it'll disolve steel also.




.... I should only hope to live thet long, "spit" is my favorite lube for competition shoot'n.

YMHS
rollingb

 
No Deer 
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04-12-05 06:17 PM - Post#106007    

    In response to rollingb

I cut a strip of pillow tick and just start chawin on the end. As I get to each station, I load my powder, lay the wet end of the strip across the muzzle, start the ball flush with the muzzle and cut the strip off. The end then goes back in my mouth til I need it for the next shot. Can't get much easier.
Life is too important to take seriously.


 
whiskey 
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04-12-05 06:37 PM - Post#106009    

    In response to No Deer

i met a guy at the North Dakota state fair that was selling a product he produced for car window washing fluid. He researched his product by asking people what they thought was the best thing to take dried bugs off their windshields. When spit showed up as a common answer he had spit analized and produced a similiar concoction as his window cleaner. There is something in spit that helps clean which is why it is so good on black powder. Have you ever used a spit patch to wipe off black powder residue around your lock? It works great, even on that hard crusty stuff under the frizzon.
When I am on the fireing line for any length of time, I occaisona;y wipe my bore with a spit patch and it seems to work great.

 
eat moose meat 
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04-12-05 06:55 PM - Post#106015    

    In response to whiskey

Spit, its not just for breakfast anymore.
I am a person of the dawn land.


 
mccoy 
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mccoy
04-12-05 07:09 PM - Post#106020    

    In response to Mule Skinner

I buy my pillow ticking by the yard at a fabric shop, then sneak it into a load of the wife's laundry to soften and remove the sizing. Don't put it in the drier, line dry it. Then TEAR it into strips about 2" wide and a foot or so long. If you cut the strips with sissors, you have a lotta' little threads to spit out. While you're swabbing the bore from the previous shot, or measuring powder, just pop the end in your mouth and wet 'er up. After dumping the powder down the bore, lay the wet end across the muzzle and thumb a ball in the center. Use your ball starter to set it flush, then the short starter to set it just below bore level. Now grasp the excess material and pull up, and cut flush with the bore face with your patch knife. make sure that your knife is shavin' sharp, and keep yer fingers outta' the way. Now seat the ball and patch with the long leg of your starter, and run it home with your ramrod. If you use a good tight patch/ball combo, it will shoot as clean and accurate as anything you'll find. It's great for target type shooting and warm weather hunting. For cold weather hunting, or all day hunts, you'd be better off with a "sticky" lube. I'm partial to homebrewed bear oil and beeswax for that.

 
BLAHMAN 
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BLAHMAN
04-12-05 07:11 PM - Post#106022    

    In response to Musketman

Quote:

Quote:

Of course, spit is basically water, so I wouldn't want to leave the gun loaded for any length of time,




Spit is SALTY water...

Now, it you have a sinus cold, your patches will be extra slippery...





Dat's snot funny...I godda cowld....sniff...snorkle, snort!
Got purpose?


 
Dixie Flinter 
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Dixie Flinter
04-12-05 08:51 PM - Post#106058    

    In response to whiskey

Quote:

There is something in spit that helps clean which is why it is so good on black powder. Have you ever used a spit patch to wipe off black powder residue around your lock? It works great, even on that hard crusty stuff under the frizzon.
When I am on the fireing line for any length of time, I occaisona;y wipe my bore with a spit patch and it seems to work great.




Spit is the UNIVERSAL SOLVENT according to an old time muzzleloader friend who shot competitions in the 70s. I've used it for patch lubricant and still use it for cleaning between strings of shots, if I don't feel like breaking out the Butch's Bore shine. But only use it as a patch lube for target shooting. DO NOT use it for hunting; left for an extended period of time it will rust your bore
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TANSTAAFL 
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04-12-05 09:15 PM - Post#106067    

    In response to eat moose meat

Quote:

Spit, its not just for breakfast anymore.




Back in the 60's & 70's I used to do a lot of sport (read hunt & kill fish) free diving. One thing we did about every second dive was remove the mask, spit into it, give a good wipe and then rinse. The spit kept the glass from fogging up, so using spit patches was a natural progression. I just slobbered up and starting chawing on patch material without missing a beat.


 
USMCsniper 
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04-13-05 11:01 AM - Post#106303    

    In response to Dixie Flinter

Quote:

Quote:

There is something in spit that helps clean which is why it is so good on black powder. Have you ever used a spit patch to wipe off black powder residue around your lock? It works great, even on that hard crusty stuff under the frizzon.
When I am on the fireing line for any length of time, I occaisona;y wipe my bore with a spit patch and it seems to work great.




Spit is the UNIVERSAL SOLVENT according to an old time muzzleloader friend who shot competitions in the 70s. I've used it for patch lubricant and still use it for cleaning between strings of shots, if I don't feel like breaking out the Butch's Bore shine. But only use it as a patch lube for target shooting. DO NOT use it for hunting; left for an extended period of time it will rust your bore





If you left it long enough wet enough, it may even be able to freeze your charge, ?

I use conicals for hunting so no worry to me. Now for plinking you cant beat the ball and spit on pillow ticking.

 
Anonymous 
04-13-05 12:06 PM - Post#106314    

    In response to USMCsniper

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I use conicals for hunting so no worry to me. Now for plinking you cant beat the ball and spit on pillow ticking.




Roundballs are great for "plink'n" all sorts of critters big and small, too!!
As I mentioned before, I use "spit" when competition shoot'n, and a bear-oil/bee's-wax mix for lube when I hunt!!

Have'n taken elk, moose, black bear, antelope, whitetails, mule deer, caribou,... with roundball over the last 30+ years, I have never fired a conical out of any of my muzzleloaders because roundballs perform so well.

YMHS
rollingb

 
Musketman 
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04-13-05 12:14 PM - Post#106316    

    In response to rollingb

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As I mentioned before, I use "spit" when competition shoot'n, and a bear-oil/bee's-wax mix for lube when I hunt!!




Have you ever got confused and stuck a bear-oil/bee's-wax mixture lubed patch in your mouth to apply spit to it?


 
Anonymous 
04-13-05 12:54 PM - Post#106331    

    In response to Musketman

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As I mentioned before, I use "spit" when competition shoot'n, and a bear-oil/bee's-wax mix for lube when I hunt!!




Have you ever got confused and stuck a bear-oil/bee's-wax mixture lubed patch in your mouth to apply spit to it?




Yep!! ...... "once"!!

YMHS
rollingb

 
Anonymous 
04-13-05 01:13 PM - Post#106342    

    In response to Musketman

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As I mentioned before, I use "spit" when competition shoot'n, and a bear-oil/bee's-wax mix for lube when I hunt!!




Have you ever got confused and stuck a bear-oil/bee's-wax mixture lubed patch in your mouth to apply spit to it?




Stumblin Buffler Sez:
"Always be careful an' sniff stuff afore you go and stick it in yer mouth, 'specially at a rondeevoo!!!!"

ugh....I was shooting a woodswalk and ran out of patching material and asked a friend to loan me some. Well, he shot the same thickness patch, but I didn't know that he prelubed with beargrease...I usually just stick to Buffler Spit while on woodswalks, so I did what comes natural...

In July, bear grease that has had time to sit in a dark leather shooting bag for a while tastes pretty awful...we have dubbed the flavor "Monkey Butt".

Not that I am an expert in such things, but it's a good title for the flavor and brings up the right images...

 
BLAHMAN 
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BLAHMAN
04-13-05 03:01 PM - Post#106389    

    In response to Stumblin Buffler

Quote:

Quote:

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As I mentioned before, I use "spit" when competition shoot'n, and a bear-oil/bee's-wax mix for lube when I hunt!!




Have you ever got confused and stuck a bear-oil/bee's-wax mixture lubed patch in your mouth to apply spit to it?




In July, bear grease that has had time to sit in a dark leather shooting bag for a while tastes pretty awful...we have dubbed the flavor "Monkey Butt".









I can't resist, but you've done this to yourself. How do you know what "monkey butt" taste like?
Got purpose?


 
Tahquamenon 
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Tahquamenon
04-13-05 03:14 PM - Post#106394    

    In response to Musketman

Also, lung oyster's work pretty good when you have a chest cold or congestion.

Lung Oysters cling to the patch better than garden variety saliva.



 
Anonymous 
04-13-05 08:16 PM - Post#106476    

    In response to Stumblin Buffler

Quote:

Stumblin Buffler Sez:
"Always be careful an' sniff stuff afore you go and stick it in yer mouth, 'specially at a rondeevoo!!!!"

ugh....I was shooting a woodswalk and ran out of patching material and asked a friend to loan me some. Well, he shot the same thickness patch, but I didn't know that he prelubed with beargrease...I usually just stick to Buffler Spit while on woodswalks, so I did what comes natural...

In July, bear grease that has had time to sit in a dark leather shooting bag for a while tastes pretty awful...we have dubbed the flavor "Monkey Butt".

Not that I am an expert in such things, but it's a good title for the flavor and brings up the right images...




ROFLMAO

 
oomcurt 
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04-13-05 11:56 PM - Post#106550    

    In response to StaticXD00d

Uh, Er...I tried using spit...I dunno..it was not at all easy getting the ball down the barrel. I next tried borebutter..that worked a lot easier, still undecided if I will stay with that as I have heard negative comments on it. I know it sounds nuts, but maybe my spit is more on the dry side?? I mean...oh hell...how does one say it....not er...slimey enough? Any ideas if I am doing something wrong, not that I can change by biological makeup or anything....?

 
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