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Musketman 
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02-05-03 01:16 PM - Post#1127    


Moose Milk Patch Lube

Now you can make this patch lube at home, and save $$$$$ [Cool]

Moose milk is made easily at home, and it's fun. To do so you will need the following ingredients:

Napa (auto parts store) water soluble cutting oil (if your local napa store doesn't have it in stock the part number is 765-1526 for 1 pint)
Murphy's oil soap
1 liter water bottle
water
rubbing alcohol (optional)

Fill water bottle half full with WARM water. Add 2 oz. each of the water soluble oil and the murphy's oil soap. Shake well and watch it turn white. This means it is mixed. Once mixed it won't unmix. Fill bottle up with water.

If you live in or hunt in an area that has alot of sub-zero temps. you can replace the water with rubbing alcohol to prevent it from freezing.

This is a fine lube for patches and keeps fouling soft.
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This is intended for a PATCH LUBE ONLY! Do not use it as a rust preventer after cleaning as the oil will absorb moisture from the atmosphere and could result in rust.

 
grlmpl 
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05-12-04 06:07 PM - Post#16788    

    In response to Musketman

What is the best way to get correct amount of lube on the patches? Using 50 c dry precut patch. thanks grlmpl

 
Anonymous 
05-12-04 07:51 PM - Post#16800    

    In response to grlmpl

After mixing it, put it in a little "squirt bottle", squirt it on the patch, press out the excess with your fingers and load as usual. The "wet" lubes are darn near perfect for matches but I still prefer the grease type lubes for hunting, for all the obvious reasons.

Vic

 
Musketman 
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05-12-04 09:53 PM - Post#16817    

    In response to sharps4590

Where does moose milk come from?


Let's get Zonie to milk her...


 
Anonymous 
05-12-04 10:44 PM - Post#16824    

    In response to Musketman

I tried moose milk but it was an udder failure!!!
Man I really, really crack me up!

P.S. is that Zonie in the picture. He ain't near as ugly as you said he was.

 
Musketman 
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05-13-04 12:53 AM - Post#16836    

    In response to Anonymous

Quote:


P.S. is that Zonie in the picture. He ain't near as ugly as you said he was.




No, here is Zonie with a big ol' jug of moose milk...


 
Stumpkiller 
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Stumpkiller
05-13-04 08:50 AM - Post#16891    

    In response to Musketman

Gabby Hayes! Why, dad gum it, he's a local chile!

'Zonie's more cross-eyed than that, ain't he?
"Don't take life too serious - it ain't nohow permanent."


 
Musketman 
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05-13-04 11:05 AM - Post#16909    

    In response to Stumpkiller

Quote:

'Zonie's more cross-eyed than that, ain't he?




This better?


 
Stumpkiller 
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Stumpkiller
05-13-04 11:11 AM - Post#16911    

    In response to Musketman

IT'S ZONIE!

Lookin at all them shiny gee-gaws on his rifles has did that.

Here's his turky huntin piece:


His stealth sniper model:


"Don't take life too serious - it ain't nohow permanent."


 
Zonie 
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Zonie
05-13-04 09:17 PM - Post#16963    

    In response to Stumpkiller

Stump: Ah thout we agreed when Ah sold em pritty rifles to ye ya warn't a gonna be a showin um around. Kan't hardly blame ye tho. Thay are mitty pretty.

As fer bein cross, not ole lovable Zonie! So sir. Not cross, not cross eyed, why Ah cant think o a cross word what mighta fallen from ma lips!! Why Ah don't even work em Cross Word Puzzles!

As fer patch lube, Ah am a usin at store boutt stuf. A while back, Ah bout ran out of it so whan Ah found a place what had some, Ah bought up bout 5 jars o it.
Ah'm down ta one now an whan it's gone Ah an gonna try some o the thins Ah been a readin bout here on this forum.
Just Jim...



 
Anonymous 
05-14-04 12:02 AM - Post#16973    

    In response to Zonie

Zonie:
When ya gets ready fer thet thar homebrewed lube don' fergit tha possum patoot fat! Ain't nuthin' slicker'n a possums patoot.
Maybe musketman can find a picture of a possums patoot fer ya ta look at.

 
Musketman 
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05-14-04 09:53 AM - Post#16996    

    In response to Anonymous

Quote:

Maybe musketman can find a picture of a possums patoot fer ya ta look at.




If you really want me too, I guess...


 
Stumpkiller 
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Stumpkiller
05-14-04 10:39 AM - Post#17000    

    In response to Musketman

I tried lubin my patches with possum patoot, but I got so bit up and scratched it just warn't worth it. Gettin the patches back out was the worst. Ol' Lester finally just crawled out of my huntin bag after a Seneca Run and I ain't seed him since.
"Don't take life too serious - it ain't nohow permanent."


 
sse 
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sse
05-14-04 07:25 PM - Post#17052    

    In response to Musketman

Homemade lube: Drink some water. Let sit overnight. Next day put a patch in mouth and just the right amount of the lube will be dispensed. This will be plenty of lube for a day's shooting, unless its hot out, in which case additional water should be consumed to replenish the supply. Warning: Do not attempt to lube any patches while answering nature's call. At this point the lube has discolored and one stands to learn the real meaning of "fouling". Also, do not attempt to recycle lube that has advance to this stage.

For winter time shooting, the ingredients may be obtained from melting available snow. There again, do not attempt to melt and consume snow that has similar signs of discoloration, from man or beast, or both, as mentioned above.

Failing to adhere to these simple safeguards could result in behavior similar to what is seen earlier in this thread.

Regards, sse

P.S.
Yes, we have no bear fat today.


 
cayugad 
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cayugad
05-14-04 09:17 PM - Post#17062    

    In response to sse

I have used that moose milk for lube for many years and it works great. Being in cold climate, I use windshield washer fluid and water in the winter. Seems to work just fine for me.

My patch strip is pre-soaked in moose milk and dried on window screen. This strip now has the oil in the cloth. I store the strip in a zip lock bag in my possible sack. I use a 5 part water (in winter mixed 50/50 with the windshield washer fluid) to one part NAPA water soluable oil, and one part Murphy's oil soap.

I took a small spray bottle which once held eye glass cleaner solution from Wal Mart. The bottle only holds a few ounces (and fits in my possible bag). I fill that with moose milk. Just before I set the ball on the pre soaked/dried strip, I sprits the patch material just to make it damp, then load as normal. This has really worked well for me. You do not have to dampen the strip if you don't want.

When I bought the .58 caliber they suggested I try mink oil as a lube, so I bought a tin of it. The mink oil works real good too. I am not sure what works better but you could not tell the difference.
Cayugad


 
tg 
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05-14-04 09:21 PM - Post#17063    

    In response to cayugad

I like a mix of 60% bear grease or olive oil and 40% beeswax one gun has a tallow hole in the stock to store it with then others I just rub a little in and store with ball in block or as loose patches in the same bag as balls.

 
Anonymous 
05-15-04 03:30 AM - Post#17084    

    In response to Musketman

By golly he DID find a picture of a 'possums patoot!
Nice pic.

 
Anonymous 
05-15-04 06:58 AM - Post#17089    

    In response to Anonymous

Musketman....I swear....you have too much time on your hands!!!

Vic

 
Zonie 
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Zonie
05-15-04 07:46 PM - Post#17134    

    In response to sharps4590


By golly he DID find a picture of a 'possums patoot!
Nice pic.

Is THAT what that is? I thought Mooskeetman posted a picture of ole Maxiball for me to look at.

When I saw that pink skin showin thru the hair, by first thought was, My God! He's balder than I am!!
Just Jim...



 
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