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PostSubject: bore butter or not   March 3rd 2015, 2:39 pm

I have been using bore butter for 7 years when storing away my muzzleloaders. When cleaning the stuff out my bores are bright and shiney. I have read numerous posts on the Pros and Cons of using bore butter. Half says it is not a good rust preventitive and found thin films of rust in their bores after cleaning the stuff out. Others say that they been shooting muzzleloaders for 20 or so years and use bore butter after cleaning and for storage they would use a heavy coat in the bore. After hearing the Pro and Cons I decided to clean out all of the bore butter from my bores and replace it with Birchwood Casey Gun oil and rust preventitive. Most all of you have alot more experience shooting and cleaning muzzleloaders than I do so I would like to hear what you use in your bores when putting your muzzleloaders away fot the season? Also what do you think of using bore butter for storing away your muzzleloaders and as a rust preventive
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PostSubject: Re: bore butter or not   March 3rd 2015, 2:46 pm

Bore butter = Chapstick

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PostSubject: Re: bore butter or not   March 3rd 2015, 2:48 pm

I wont ever trust bore butter for anything but a patch lube,and even then there are better patch lubes!

I've fully cleaned a rifle before, swabbed with alcohol and a couple days later, streaks of rust on a patch. Fully clean it and scrub with Remington 40x and then did the whole cleaning job over again, lubed with RIG #2 or Birchwood Casey Barricade. Must better, no rust, results.

Bore butter they say builds up over time and clogs up the rifling. IMO, I have never saw that, but you never know. Even the product Frog Lube has a special cleaner as they say it can build up over time and needs to be cleaned/removed.
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PostSubject: Re: bore butter or not   March 4th 2015, 6:14 am

I desided not to use bore butter as a patch lube or a long term storage preventitive! All my bores are mirror bright and I want to keep them that way. I will continue to use Birchwood Casey Gun Oil and rust prohibitor. When my muzzleloaders are in storage I will check the bores once a month or once every other month. Respectfully, cowboys 1062.
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PostSubject: Re: bore butter or not   March 4th 2015, 6:57 am

As you experienced, Bore Butter certainly won't harm your barrels.  When I first started muzzleloading I used it regularly.  I was also using 777 pellets and swabbing between shots.  The only negative thing I seen was if I accidently put a little too much on my patch it occasionally caused a misfire because it would plug up the flash hole on my breech plug.  I've long switched to (IMO) better products.

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PostSubject: Re: bore butter or not   March 4th 2015, 7:31 am

i've seen several muzzleloader barrels that were ruined by Bore Butter. Rust can form under the Bore Butter.

IMO: The only thing bore butter is good for is conical lube.
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PostSubject: Re: bore butter or not   March 4th 2015, 7:34 am

falcon wrote:
i've seen several muzzleloader barrels that were ruined by Bore Butter.  Rust can form under the Bore Butter.    

IMO:  The only thing bore butter is good for is conical lube.  
Even then it will build up in the bore, and get as hard as a rock in cold weather. 

Put it on chapped lips, and forget the rest.

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PostSubject: Re: bore butter or not   March 4th 2015, 7:47 am

Muley, which Bore Butter do you like better....the yellow stuff or the green pine scented stuff for your chapped lips?  Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: bore butter or not   March 4th 2015, 7:50 am

Neither one. I like chapped lips. It gives me something to chew on.

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PostSubject: Re: bore butter or not   March 4th 2015, 7:55 am

lol!  I forgot, you high country mountain men are a tough breed!  Not like us flatlanders.

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PostSubject: Re: bore butter or not   March 5th 2015, 6:50 pm

I used bore butter for years as a lube and for storage, I used it all up and never bought any more just started using that was as good or better IMO.
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