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Sharpsman

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PostSubject: My method of....   My method of.... Empty2016-03-03, 12:24

lubing patches for round ball shooting! I don't intend to 'fiddle fart' around all day and waste time lubing patches! The below photo shows how I lube patches using Virgin Olive Oil or Canola Oil....both work fine for me with .025" pillow ticking! I cut to a predetermined size...stick in the Mason jar and I don't have to worry whether they are soaked...through and through...which I desire!
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Untitled by Rick Mulhern, on Flickr
ML Patch Lube by Rick Mulhern, on Flickr
I pull out 100 at a time...take them outside and place them betwix two smooth boards and roll over with my front truck tire! Works excellent! After that I place 50 in this container...the others go into a plastic bag!
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Untitled by Rick Mulhern, on Flickr

Patchcont by Rick Mulhern, on Flickr

cheers cheers


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PostSubject: Re: My method of....   My method of.... Empty2016-03-03, 14:05

Hey Sharpsman, sounds like you're doing some 'fiddle farting' to me, just not at the range.   Very Happy

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Sharpsman

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PostSubject: Re: My method of....   My method of.... Empty2016-03-03, 14:12

What I'm NOT DOING is sitting around lubing one patch at a time!! I doubt I'd get ten rounds fired a week with that scenario!! Sad Mad
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PostSubject: Re: My method of....   My method of.... Empty2016-03-03, 15:00

Hi tech, baby!
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PostSubject: Re: My method of....   My method of.... Empty2016-03-03, 18:47

Smile Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My method of....   My method of.... Empty2016-03-03, 21:12

What happened to the pics??

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PostSubject: Re: My method of....   My method of.... Empty2016-03-03, 21:15

I prefer the hand lube my patches. I can control how much goes on and into the material and feel it with my fingers.

As long as it works and is accurate, that's all that matters.

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PostSubject: Re: My method of....   My method of.... Empty2016-03-04, 03:54

And, I spare no expense for an accurate shooting patch. If I need to buy a truck to drive over them with, then that's what I'm going to do!
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PostSubject: Re: My method of....   My method of.... Empty2016-03-04, 06:15

I prefer to do them by hand, but I use a paste type lube.

I save the olive oil for cooking.

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PostSubject: Re: My method of....   My method of.... Empty2016-03-04, 07:43

I'll lube 20/25 patches and place them in an air tight container. I do this the day before I set out for the range or hunting. 
I just checked the container that I had ready for hunting season, last November, and they were still good to go. That's because I used Jonathan's MYSTERY LUBE back then. Had the jar with me at the range and let a few PRB shooters try it and they demolished the jar. Jonathan sent me another jar but now I can't wait to try the new stuff. 


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PostSubject: Re: My method of....   My method of.... Empty2016-03-04, 09:24

@BigAl52 wrote:
What happened to the pics??
I believe they were removed by 'the powers that be'! My method goes against the paste lube sellers!!
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PostSubject: Re: My method of....   My method of.... Empty2016-03-04, 09:29

Sharpsman,  the best method for patch and ball shooters is what each individual shooter likes to do.  No bad methods....all good!

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PostSubject: Re: My method of....   My method of.... Empty2016-03-04, 09:38

@Smokin' Joe wrote:
Sharpsman,  the best method for patch and ball shooters is what each individual shooter likes to do.  No bad methods....all good!
Yep!
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PostSubject: Re: My method of....   My method of.... Empty2016-03-04, 10:24

I'm done here guys! The posting I made was not vulgar or intended to harm anyone but the photos were removed I think because it goes against a 'supporter' of this forum! I don't think I'm wrong on that statement! Be careful of what you say guys or you'll get zapped!!

Good day Gents!
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PostSubject: Re: My method of....   My method of.... Empty2016-03-04, 10:30

Sharpsman that is absolutely not correct.  This forum has always encouraged each and every member to share and contribute.  There has to be some other explanation as to why your photos have disappeared.  I would sincerely ask that you re-post them. 

Thank you

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PostSubject: Re: My method of....   My method of.... Empty2016-03-04, 10:58

If you move a photo or edit it on flicker or photobucket, it disappears.

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PostSubject: Re: My method of....   My method of.... Empty2016-03-04, 11:24

I can still see the pics?  Even when it was first mentioned that they were gone, I could still see them.  I'm looking from my phone though???  I doubt anybody would nix them...

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Old Smoke

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PostSubject: Re: My method of....   My method of.... Empty2016-03-04, 12:08

Got me.  I can't see them on my pooter. Pooter tech is too confusing for me to fix it.

But I hope (and doubt) they would not be removed for being "anti-pasty".
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PostSubject: Re: My method of....   My method of.... Empty2016-03-04, 12:12

@Sharpsman wrote:
I'm done here guys! The posting I made was not vulgar or intended to harm anyone but the photos were removed I think because it goes against a 'supporter' of this forum! I don't think I'm wrong on that statement! Be careful of what you say guys or you'll get zapped!!

Good day Gents!
We wouldn't do that.

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Sharpsman

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PostSubject: Re: My method of....   My method of.... Empty2016-03-04, 12:18

I have NOT removed anything from my photo site! If I was hasty....I apologize! This isn't the first mistake I've ever made!

Now....let me clarify something else! When I stated I wasn't going to 'waste time lubing patches'....I meant AT THE RANGE!! I received a call when I was typing that info and that shot by me without realizing what I had intended to type! I have no problems with anyone using paste lube or whatever....this was just a post to show how my method is!


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PostSubject: Re: My method of....   My method of.... Empty2016-03-04, 12:20

Nope, i wouldnt do that either. I can see the photos fine at my end.
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PostSubject: Re: My method of....   My method of.... Empty2016-03-04, 12:26

Well, now I can see 2 out of 4 of the pics.
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PostSubject: Re: My method of....   My method of.... Empty2016-03-04, 12:29

@Old Smoke wrote:
Well, now I can see 2 out of 4 of the pics.
I can't seem to rid the post of the blank areas! There was only two photos! Rolling Eyes silent
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PostSubject: Re: My method of....   My method of.... Empty2016-03-04, 12:32

Try this. Go up to the post and hit the edit button. Are the photos still there? Hit the send button again and see if they load. That, or try either Explorer and log into the forum and see if they work on explorer. Sometimes my pics do this as well and by hitting the edit button and letting them load there and then hitting send, it goes through.
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PostSubject: Re: My method of....   My method of.... Empty2016-03-04, 12:35

I see 4 photos.

I agree about not want to lube at the range. I usually do up a couple of hundred while watching TV, and store them in a zip baggy.

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PostSubject: Re: My method of....   My method of.... Empty2016-03-04, 12:36

@Sharpsman wrote:
@Old Smoke wrote:
Well, now I can see 2 out of 4 of the pics.
I can't seem to rid the post of the blank areas! There was only two photos! Rolling Eyes silent

Well, OK.  I see 2 pics and two blanks.  But earlier I was seeing 4 blanks.
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PostSubject: Re: My method of....   My method of.... Empty2016-03-04, 12:39

I see the two pictures twice for 4 pictures.

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PostSubject: Re: My method of....   My method of.... Empty2016-03-04, 12:40

Must be those quad-focal glasses you're a wearing.
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PostSubject: Re: My method of....   My method of.... Empty2016-03-04, 12:42

Naw! I'm just punchy.

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Ok I fixed the spacing up.
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PostSubject: Re: My method of....   My method of.... Empty2016-03-04, 12:49

It hasn't been one of my better days!

Sorry for the CF guys!! Sad pale
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PostSubject: Re: My method of....   My method of.... Empty2016-03-04, 12:54

I see 2 pics. That's all I've ever seen even when they were first posted.

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PostSubject: Re: My method of....   My method of.... Empty2016-03-04, 13:00

You weren't here when 4 pics were showing.

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PostSubject: Re: My method of....   My method of.... Empty2016-03-04, 13:09

To take the 'edge' off a bad day....I'll post this! Maybe some haven't read it!

Why some folks won't shoot blackpowder!



I'd been looking at a pretty, brass-framed BP revolver in the case at Shattuck's Hardware for a couple of months, and boy! Was I ever proud the day I went in and plunked down the money for it! Eleven dollars in one dollar bills... and eighteen dollars in quarter and dimes. Old Man Shattuck was a great old guy, whose eyesight, thankfully, had gotten really bad over the years... he didn't recognize me as he sold me the .36 caliber pistol... he even threw in a box of pure lead balls with the pistol and percussion caps when I bought the pound of black powder.

I told Mr. Shattuck that I was anxious to shoot it and was heading straight for the dump, and asked him to show me how to load the gun. "It's pretty simple," I recall his telling me. "You measure your powder into the cylinder chamber, put a bullet over it, ram it down in with the hinged thing under the barrel, put your cap over a nipple, and you're set to shoot." I thanked him for his help and headed for the door.

"One last thing!" he called to me as I was running out the door, "Don't forget to put grease over your balls! Crisco works fine!" I didn't understand the need for the last part, but I stopped at Tony's Grocery and bought a little blue can of Crisco grease. And now... to the dump! Where bottles and cans, rats and crows were just waiting for this ol' cowboy to do 'em in!

I replayed Mr. Shattuck's instructions in my head as I laid out all my gear on the smothed-out, brown paper bag at my feet. The first thing I realized was that I didn't have anything to measure the powder with... UNTIL I remembered my knife! I carried one of those folding stag handled camper's knives- you know, the ones with a fork on one side and a spoon on the other? The spoon was perfect for what I needed! Very carefully (thank heaven there wasn't any wind blowing) I poured a spoonful of powder from the can into the spoon, then tipped the spoon up and tapped the powder into the cylinder. Sure, I spilled a bunch over because the spoon held so much more, but what the heck! Powder was cheap, back then... and I had plenty to spare...

Being a methodical kind of kid, I filled all six chambers with the powder, managing to spill as much around my feet, I suppose, as I was getting into the cylinder. I can laugh now, but when I bent over to get the bullets all the powder fell out of the cylinders onto my boots... so I had to fill them all over again! I managed to get all the chambers filled with powder and then stuck a bullet into the first cylinder... I had to really tap it in with my knife to get it started... then shoved it in as far as it would go with the rammer thing. I lost a little powder in the process, but eventually I had all six chambers loaded and ready to go. Then I put percussion caps over the things sticking out the ends of the cylinders... Oops! I forgot a couple of things!

Now, I'll admit my ignorance about a lot of things... but why I was supposed to smear Crisco on my balls is still a mystery to me. But I figured Old Man Shattuck knew what he was about, so I looked around to make sure I was alone, then dropped my pants to my knees, opened the can of Crisco and began to smear it over Lefty and Righty. Standing there in the hot summer sun, slowly massaging soft, silky grease into my scrotum... gee WHIZ! I guess the old man knew what he was talking about after all ! Welcome to the joys of shooting!

I had to force myself out of my reverie...

One last thing and then I'd be ready to shoot... I took my baseball cap off and stuffed it inside my shirt over my left nipple. Okay... I guessed I was ready (except, of course, that in my haste I'd forgotten to pull up my pants...)

Well sir, I crooked my left am out in front of my face, rested the trigger guard of the pistol in my right hand on it, drew a tight bead on an old Four Roses bottle, and squeezed the trigger. I remember a bright flash, a burning sensation on my arm and face, then something hit me square in the forehead and the lights went out.

It must have been quite sometime later when I awoke. I was laid out across the back seat of Sheriff Miller's car (I knew this from the plexi-glass partition and a previous ride when I'd been sixteen), the rider's side door was open and my feet and lower legs were hanging out. As I raised my head to look for the source of the voices I heard I felt like someone had hit me in the head with a sledgehammer. I could see two men in the dim, evening light, just outside the door and within my range of vision. At least, I thought they were two men... I could hear two speaking but they were sorta spinning around and they looked like six. From the voices I knew they were Sheriff Miller and my Dad... "... busy on another call so the volunteer fire department was the first out here," I heard the Sheriff explaining to my dad. "Mabel Krutchner called it in... said she saw smoke comin' from the dump and had heard an awful explosion over this way."

"Near as I can tell from what the firemen say, when they got here they found your boy lying over there. At first they thought he was dead. The dump was on fire all around him, his left arm and face were all black, his boots were scorched pretty badly, he had a HUGE knot on his forehead where somebody'd cold-cocked him... And... well, we think the boy's been... well, taken advantage of."

"What do you mean 'Taken advantage of?'" I heard my dad ask.

"Well, Al, it's like this," the Sheriff said. "The first men to get to your boy said he was unconscious; they found part of a gun by his body; his pants were down around his ankles, his crotch was smeared with KY Jelly and he was sportin' a big boner..."

Then I heard Mr. Shattuck's voice. "I always knew there was something wrong with that boy...This will probably keep him out of the army..."

And THAT'S why I don't shoot black powder...
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PostSubject: Re: My method of....   My method of.... Empty2016-03-04, 13:18

I read it before, but it was just as funny reading it again.  Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: My method of....   My method of.... Empty2016-03-04, 16:43

I see the pics now. But now I'm disappointed Dunno  Here all along I thought I was going to see picture of a big Monster truck squeezing olive oil out of some patches. :rtup

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PostSubject: Re: My method of....   My method of.... Empty2016-03-04, 17:27

I can see how that was real let down!

My method of.... Latest?cb=20150809025528Here's Sharpsman squeezing out a few patches before he goes to the range.

I don't have a truck. Think I might be able to soak my patches in olive oil, then just twirl them in my wifes veggie/lettuce washer spinner thing?  Seems to throw the water off OK. I'll try and get back to you after I get out of the hospital from the head knot I'll get.
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PostSubject: Re: My method of....   My method of.... Empty2016-03-04, 17:35

I got 'em squeezed....and got to do just a tat more filing on the front sight tomorrow! At 100 yards using a six o/clock hold I'm about 3" low from center on an 8" bull! cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: My method of....   My method of.... Empty2016-03-04, 18:12

I see your pics. You use the Gamo pellet can to hold your patches. Maybe something is wrong on your end.  scratch

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Something's probably been 'wrong' on my end a long time!! Very Happy
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