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Well haven't been out in a few months and was able to sneak off and exterminate some cups and cans!!!!!!!

Fall is here!!!!
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Planning to take my daughter shooting her New Englander and me to try for my first shots with my PA Hunter flinter Saturday...if the weather is agreeable. I'm definitely itching!
 
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Lucky dude. , you got to shoot......My hunting buddy , and I , have to go to camp , and unplug the waste pipe to the septic tank. No practice shooting until that mission complete. Had some city folk at camp , think they put some paper body wipes in the waste pipe.. Dumb a$$e$ think they're using the city sewers. AHHHHH , hate doing sewer cleaning!!
 
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Yes that is Mink Oil . I have always used Bore Butter but decided to give Mink Oil a try. The crud in the bore seems to be a little easier to remove than with Bore Butter. I am going to try Crisco and Olive oil as well.

I read on this site somewhere that Bore Butter is actually Petroleum based . I have no way to know but I thought I would try some other stuff out. Any Thoughts?
 
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Yes that is Mink Oil . I have always used Bore Butter but decided to give Mink Oil a try. The crud in the bore seems to be a little easier to remove than with Bore Butter. I am going to try Crisco and Olive oil as well.

I read on this site somewhere that Bore Butter is actually Petroleum based . I have no way to know but I thought I would try some other stuff out. Any Thoughts?
I don’t think Bore Butter is petroleum based. There always seem to be confusion with some things, as to whether they are “petroleum based” or not (Ballistol, etc.). I’m sure someone will speak up who is more knowledgeable than me. I say try lots of things to find something you like the best, and then continue to use it.
 

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Just curious, is the TOW Mink Oil the same stuff as the KIWI shoe Mink Oil they took off the market? I heard that the animal rights fools threatened to poison cans of Mink Oil if they kept selling it. I liked it for case lube when reloading bottle neck rifle cartridges.
 
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Don't think Bore Butter is petroleum based. The mistake made by some shooters is , they apply too much of the grease on the patch. I use it most of the time , and apply it to both sides of the patch , lay the patch on a hard surface and w/ finger , smooth the excess grease off the patch. After six or eight shots ,I normally wipe the bore w/ a liquid soaked patch to break up any powder ash rings in the bore ,and run a clean patch to finish , and load again. If at the range , I make my patches as I go , and if using a loading block ,I use the same procedure of removing any excess grease before inserting the patch ball into the ball block. My overall all time favorite patch lube was Dixie Gun Works ,Old Zip patch lube (not sold any longer) , which was straight soft textured rendered sheep fat. Rendered bear fat is the best patch grease , but I don't have any . So ,Bore Butter's what I use. I've thought of adding some kind of a thinning agent to bore butter to thin it's viscosity , so it will be similar to Old Zip ,but at 76 yrs. , I might not bother............oldwood
 
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Don't think Bore Butter is petroleum based. The mistake made by some shooters is , they apply too much of the grease on the patch. I use it most of the time , and apply it to both sides of the patch , lay the patch on a hard surface and w/ finger , smooth the excess grease off the patch. After six or eight shots ,I normally wipe the bore w/ a liquid soaked patch to break up any powder ash rings in the bore ,and run a clean patch to finish , and load again. If at the range , I make my patches as I go , and if using a loading block ,I use the same procedure of removing any excess grease before inserting the patch ball into the ball block. My overall all time favorite patch lube was Dixie Gun Works ,Old Zip patch lube (not sold any longer) , which was straight soft textured rendered sheep fat. Rendered bear fat is the best patch grease , but I don't have any . So ,Bore Butter's what I use. I've thought of adding some kind of a thinning agent to bore butter to thin it's viscosity , so it will be similar to Old Zip ,but at 76 yrs. , I might not bother............oldwood
Bore Butter and WonderLube, etc. are/were always sold as not being petroleum based. That is part of the whole “benefit” of using them. They are sold as supposed to be able to “season” your bore (like you would season a cast iron skillet). I’m not saying whether they do or they don’t, but that is what “they” say.
 
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Bore Butter and WonderLube, etc. are/were always sold as not being petroleum based. That is part of the whole “benefit” of using them. They are sold as supposed to be able to “season” your bore (like you would season a cast iron skillet). I’m not saying whether they do or they don’t, but that is what “they” say.
Though I think highly of T/C of years past the hype about seasoning the bore was totally over blown. It just didn't work like that. Cast iron skillets need 400°F for at least an hour to begin seasoning. Not happening in a barrel. I almost ruined a rifle before reconsidering what I was starting to do.
Bore Butter is great shooting conical bullets. I'm finding there are probably better options for PRBs, though.
 
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And there are a bunch of the other opinion that bore seasoning is ruination of the bore. Read that seasoning is the filling of the grooves with burnt Bore Butter/Wonderlube and fouling that can't be easily removed.
 

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