cold weather patch lube

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  1. Jan 5, 2019 #21

    M. De Land

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    I use cold weather windshield wash year around. Ingredients are all compatible with black powder fouling in cold or hot weather. Water, liquid soap and alcohol. You only want the patch damp not soaking wet. I pull them pre-cut and soaking in the wash from a plastic bottle, squeeze them out and load.
     
  2. Jan 10, 2019 #22

    RHensley

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    I look back at what they had in the past. It seems like tallow was used mostly and from what I am told mink is preferred these days. From what I have found is if I get it down the barrel it will be more accurate coming out than me. But I’m like others. I want be out in that weather
     
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    Harry A

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    Certainly worth a try- easily available, not at all ‘exotic’.
     
  4. Jan 10, 2019 #24

    Rifleman1776

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    Hadn't noticed that. :oops: Oh, well. I'll just add that I am not a fan of commercial lubes, Crisco, alcohol or hydrogen peroxide in patch lubes at any temperature. Many of the popular lube concoctions are good places to start. e.g. castor oil, jojoba oil, bees wax, mink oil etc. They don't evaporate, they lube well and, for most, give good accuracy. I would not worry at all about loading and using any of them at any temp.
     
  5. Jan 10, 2019 #25

    hanshi

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    I hunt with mink oil lubed patches. I'm quite sure the powder blast will melt it.
     
  6. Jan 11, 2019 at 3:41 AM #26

    eggwelder

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    up here at between -15 C to -25 C, Dutch`s dry system is what you want, especially hunting. swab with straight alcohol or -40 rated windshield wash between shots.if target shooting, make sure you have a wind break as well, wind chill can make things uncomfortable.
     

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