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R. Boone



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PostSubject: Patch /Bullet lube   Patch /Bullet lube EmptyAugust 8th 2019, 2:16 pm

Has any one used Hog lard as a patch or Bullet lube?
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PostSubject: Re: Patch /Bullet lube   Patch /Bullet lube EmptyAugust 8th 2019, 3:59 pm

I haven't, but will say most any lard will work from what I read. 
Unless strictly shooting in cool/cold weather you'll want some bees wax to mix in with it so it isn't a mess in warm weather.  3 parts lard to 1 part wax wouldn't be a bad starting point this time of year.
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PostSubject: Re: Patch /Bullet lube   Patch /Bullet lube EmptyAugust 9th 2019, 4:10 pm

@R. Boone wrote:
Has any one used Hog lard as a patch or Bullet lube?

If it was a raised hog, becareful not knowing what was in the stockyard feed.

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PostSubject: Re: Patch /Bullet lube   Patch /Bullet lube EmptyAugust 10th 2019, 9:09 am

Store bought, label says 0 sodium. Is that what you are referring to Buck? Almost all Animal feed will have a certain amount of salt and other additives.
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PostSubject: Re: Patch /Bullet lube   Patch /Bullet lube EmptyAugust 10th 2019, 9:58 am

That's why we have always used wild game fat (I like buffalo or elk fat), not anything that a processing plant has had anything to do with. Try going to one of the natural food stores with corn feed meat products, look in your phone book for locations.

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PostSubject: Re: Patch /Bullet lube   Patch /Bullet lube EmptyAugust 10th 2019, 12:39 pm

Thanks. What got me to thinking about hog lard was I opened an old box of Thompson Center maxi bullets they said 100% food grade lube . the lube had gotten old an fell out of the groves,  and it smelled just like old rank hog lard, an being from the south I knew that smell because that is what we used to cook with, and there would always be some left in the bottom of the tub that would turn rank.
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PostSubject: Re: Patch /Bullet lube   Patch /Bullet lube EmptyAugust 10th 2019, 1:49 pm

When it comes to animal fat for patch lube it's hard to beat the Mink Oil sold by TOW.

https://www.trackofthewolf.com/Categories/PartDetail.aspx/132/1/MINK-OIL

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PostSubject: Re: Patch /Bullet lube   Patch /Bullet lube EmptyAugust 10th 2019, 6:38 pm

Yes, Pete you are correct. I have some and it works really well and a little goes a long ways.
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PostSubject: Re: Patch /Bullet lube   Patch /Bullet lube EmptyAugust 11th 2019, 8:48 am

I got some mink oil at TSC but I don't remember if I have used it, yet.

   -Joe
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PostSubject: Re: Patch /Bullet lube   Patch /Bullet lube EmptyAugust 12th 2019, 9:53 am

My rifle doesn't care for the mink oil at all for some reason.  I haven't played around with the amount on the patch too awful much yet, but my groups really open up when I use it.  I've only applied it to patches by rubbing the patch around on it and then rubbing in with my thumbs so far, moderate amount and then a very light amount, but my groups weren't good with it.  Funny how much patch lube can change things.  I was hoping my rifle would like it since it's so easy to get and apply, and loaded nice too.
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PostSubject: Re: Patch /Bullet lube   Patch /Bullet lube EmptyAugust 12th 2019, 11:22 am

It's very slippery. You only need lube on the barrel side of the patch. That way the patch will grab the ball better.

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