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PostSubject: Lubing some strip patching material   December 19th 2017, 4:20 pm

Had this idea hit me one day and I decided to give it a go. I took a cookie sheet, lined it with foil and put it on the stove top and warmed it to an uncomfortable touch point. Laid a section of patch material on it to heat up while the lube melted in the microwave. Once the lube was melted and the patch material warmed up, I used the paint brush and wiped on the lube as thin as possible then rolled the patch material into a roll, used a  towel and squeezed out any excess lube and then placed the lubed strips into a plastic bag for safe keeping. I will try them out possibly tomorrow and see how well things turned out.


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PostSubject: Re: Lubing some strip patching material   December 20th 2017, 7:26 am

I mix ballistol and water in a small bowl, dip the strips in it til they are soaked and squeegee them out between my fingers and lay on a cookie sheet to dry whick lets the water evaporate. Then roll them up and put in an old prescription bottle with the the air tight screw on lid.
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PostSubject: Re: Lubing some strip patching material   December 20th 2017, 7:41 am

lol! I like that idea. It looks like you tride it on your tost on the first photo with the butterknife sitn there.
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PostSubject: Re: Lubing some strip patching material   December 20th 2017, 10:53 am

well, I loaded up my ball block yesterday and rifle. The material was perfect! Not over lubed, I barely had a light coating of lube on my hands after working with it, plus the material felt like velvet when I unrolled it. Super happy! Got a nice stash of cut at the muzzle patches to use up. Now, time to grab my gear and head to the range!
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PostSubject: Re: Lubing some strip patching material   December 21st 2017, 1:02 am

Everything worked out great! Patch lube was applied evenly and they loads with zero problems even after these 7 shots fired off hand at 45 yards with 60gr 3fg Goex. First 3 were actually touching, after that I got a little "sloppy".

2 shots on the lower left are from a .36 Colt Navy, testing a new black powder at 12 yards. :shh :shh


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PostSubject: Re: Lubing some strip patching material   December 21st 2017, 8:29 am

Looks like your method produces consistent patches FG.  You said you squeezed-out the extra lube after applying.  Would a cookie roller work also to remove the extra lube Question
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PostSubject: Re: Lubing some strip patching material   December 21st 2017, 10:11 am

Sure as long as you have a cloth to soak up the excess lube. Damn good idea Marty!
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