logo
 

Go Back   HuntingNet.com Forums > Firearms Forum > Black Powder

Black Powder Ask opinions of other hunters on new technology, gear, and the methods of blackpowder hunting.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-31-2009, 09:35 PM   #1
Giant Nontypical
 
Semisane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: River Ridge, LA (Suburb of New Orleans)
Posts: 8,969
Default The Best Patch Lube I've Ever Used

Well gentlemen, you know I like to experiment. As a result, I've found the ultimate load for my .54 Great Plains flintlock.

Today I shot my best 75 yard group ever - fifteen shots into a little over two inches. I was astounded. I was shootingone of my standard loads -85 grains FFFg GOEX,a .530 Hornady ball, anda .018 pillow tick patch. I've shot this loadmany times before, butnever got this kind of accuracy. The only thing significantly differentthis timewas the patch lube.

The lube I usedis much more liquid than what I usually use. It's readily available and fairly inexpensive. Smells goodtoo. The best partis that I did not swab once during those fifteen shots.

Here's the target, and a picture of the bottle of lube.
.
.
.
.

.
.
.


.
.
.
.
.
(Posted 1 April 2009)
__________________
My wife says I'm totally nuts, but I think I'm Semisane.
Don't be so hard on the president. Lots of people fail at their first job.
Semisane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2009, 09:42 PM   #2
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 7,621
Send a message via Yahoo to MountainDevil54
Default RE: The Best Patch Lube I've Ever Used

damned if i'd let your stinkin butt shoot next to me.
MountainDevil54 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2009, 03:12 AM   #3
Nontypical Buck
 
SuperKirby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: MN
Posts: 1,051
Default RE: The Best Patch Lube I've Ever Used

I'm just curious what made you decide to try that for a patch lube. I can't possibly come up with a thought process that leads me from salad dressing to bullet lube.
SuperKirby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2009, 04:01 AM   #4
Fork Horn
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Kitchener Ontario
Posts: 245
Default RE: The Best Patch Lube I've Ever Used

SEMI, Is this an April Fool's joke?
__________________
too soon old too late smart
gearheart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2009, 04:23 AM   #5
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Rivesville, WV
Posts: 3,192
Default RE: The Best Patch Lube I've Ever Used

That is some fantastic shooting.

I have been using Bore Butter for years in my FL. I used a spit patch for many years. Until a old timer explained to me that the patch would dry out if left in the barrel for an extended time, and that putting a spit patch in you rifle could cause a rust ring, so I stopped doing that. I wonder will your salad dressing patch dry out?? I doubt if it will. Tom.
__________________
West by God Virginia.
We need to stop using these terms today, "Sniper Rifle", "Tactical", "Assault Weapon".
HEAD0001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2009, 04:37 AM   #6
Fork Horn
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 107
Default RE: The Best Patch Lube I've Ever Used

Well.....nice group. But......it IS April 1st.
Pete
__________________
"Only hunting and mountain climbing are sports. The rest are just games."
Pete D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2009, 05:47 AM   #7
Nontypical Buck
 
mountaineer magic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,817
Default RE: The Best Patch Lube I've Ever Used

April fool
I know it is a joke because the time of the post is 10:30 pm on the 31st. The target is dated April 1st, which means the post was made before the target was supposedly shot. Therefore APRIL FOOL

edited to add: But at least you are living up to your name sorry to spoil your joke
mountaineer magic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2009, 06:16 AM   #8
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,848
Default RE: The Best Patch Lube I've Ever Used

I have found the ranch dressing to give much better results. If I am shooting 50 grains of powder or less I use the ranch "light". You may have something though, these are Italian guns after all.
Art
__________________
"Just because you're paranoid it doesn't mean everyone is not out to get you"
flounder33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2009, 06:30 AM   #9
Giant Nontypical
 
bronko22000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Eastern PA
Posts: 8,061
Default RE: The Best Patch Lube I've Ever Used

And the nice part is if you get hungry you can have a pillow tick sallad at the range.
__________________
PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE RISING COST IN AMMO PRICES I WILL NO LONGER BE FIRING A WARNING SHOT.
Every family has one weird relative. If you don't know who it is, then it's probably you!

I'm not as good as I'm gonna get - but I'm better than I used to be.
"Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil - it has no point."

bronko22000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2009, 06:39 AM   #10
Boone & Crockett
 
sabotloader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Idaho
Posts: 10,316
Default RE: The Best Patch Lube I've Ever Used

Semi!


Quote:
The Best Patch Lube I've Ever Used
The head line grabbeb my attention right off the bat - I had to look....

The 75 yard group - really shook me - how in the heck could I even get close to that group? I am humbled and pummeled all the way to the ground - on my knees looking up to the Jedi Master of the 54 - wow

The lube... I am shocked once again.... Kraft brand? that is the BPI/CVA of salsa's and it worked that well.... so you are telling me I do not need that $800 stuff...

Pre-cut patches - now I really like that...

But the balls - gotta tell ya I think I have and shoot better BALLS

It is a great April day - I hope
__________________
Keep on Shooting Muzzleloaders they are a Blast
sabotloader is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Perferred patch lube bronko22000 Black Powder 26 05-26-2009 05:37 PM
synthetic oil as patch lube sproulman Black Powder 9 03-08-2009 07:37 AM
Trouble Finding Patch Lube Sharp Shooter Black Powder 8 09-21-2006 01:14 PM
Sno-Seal as Patch Lube Sharp Shooter Black Powder 8 09-06-2006 01:42 PM
Permatex as patch lube cayugad Black Powder 15 08-05-2006 08:33 PM

 

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:00 AM.