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lubing the patch

Post by D. Taylor Sapergia » Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:13 pm

Do any of you lubricate the patch after applying it?

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Re: lubing the patch

Post by bruce m » Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:21 pm

I have tried it.
for target shooting it proved les accurate than just plain paper.
what was interesting however was that wiping was easier.
the small amount of lube left in the barrel by the paper must have been reacting with the fouling to make a little bit of soap.
the other issue is that patches can tend to unwind when lubed.
straight tallow did this less than any other lube.
using grease wads might be better for hunting.
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Re: lubing the patch

Post by Longrange » Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:40 pm

I put cutting oil in water then wet roll. worked?

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Re: lubing the patch

Post by kenny s » Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:59 pm

tried it a few times without success, but that's just me...seemed like it was for field use only still had to wipe....Ken

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Re: lubing the patch

Post by D. Taylor Sapergia » Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:46 pm

I have only tried it myself once, in the year I've been shooting my new Shiloh 45-70. I wiped bear oil on the paper patched bullets after loading them into the cases. I found absolutely no difference, good or bad, in the results on the targets. Paul Matthews speaks of it in his books, so I thought I'd ask for second plus opinions. I thank those who have replied.

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Re: lubing the patch

Post by ian45662 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:51 pm

I don’t

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Re: lubing the patch

Post by arnie » Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:21 pm

I had one rifle that was shooting dirt diggers every so often and Dan T suggested lubing the paper just before firing .I did this and it stopped the low shot and shot so good that it was what got Dan interested in trying PP bullets ,If the bullets sat though the lube would glue the paper to the bullet so never did it ahead of time .

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Re: lubing the patch

Post by opencountry » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:54 pm

I lube the bore, not the patch. I wipe the bore between shots with (2) 3” cotton flannel patches that are dampened in a mixture of nine parts water, and one part water-soluble oil I get from Napa parts store. The rod I use is a black delrin rod. After this I again wipe the bore dry as before with (1) dry 3” cotton flannel patch. The very small amount of this nine-to-one mix of water and oil remains in the bore, and I believe that what is left there may very well lube the patched bullet a bit as it travels through the bore. And, this has proved to work very well in my 45-90 & 110.
I never like wiping my bore with just 100% water on a patch; I feel good about laving some rust-inhibitor in the bore.

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Re: lubing the patch

Post by Don McDowell » Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:53 am

Jojoba oil the exposed patch after the bullet is seated. It makes a difference for the better in some rifles, others it doesn't.
If you use the 1 oz bottle just put your finger on the mouth of the bottle and tip it up, that will give you about enough to wipe three or four rounds. Wipe the excess off with a tea towel. This pretty well follows the instructions from the 1875 Remington catalog.
What ever you do try needs to be something that won't compromise the paper.
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Re: lubing the patch

Post by desert deuce » Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:40 pm

Seriously, A Tea Towel ? Hmmmm , would such a towel require embroidery or better yet lace borders? If so which is recommended?
May we assume cotton as opposed to silk?
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Re: lubing the patch

Post by Don McDowell » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:33 pm

Embroidery is optional.
Good ol king cotton. :wink:
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Re: lubing the patch

Post by SFogler » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:08 pm

Coffee filters over the primer - tea towels to wipe the bullet. What next? Load them at Starbucks over a latte grande?

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Re: lubing the patch

Post by Don McDowell » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:15 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: lubing the patch

Post by MAH » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:47 am

I shoot two different calibers with paper patch. Neither rifle will shoot to its best with out using an oil wiped patch prior to shooting. One is a 45-90 and the other is a 40-70 S.S. Tried Whale oil and JoJo Bean oil, JoJo is better. It does not take much! You do not want the oil to go past the first layer of paper. It will also shoot flatter.

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Re: lubing the patch

Post by kenny s » Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:48 pm

OK MAH. how do you do the wiping with Jojo bean oil? by hand or with a cloth, and when..on loading or before?
Ken

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