View Full Version : Who's got a good recipe for black powder lube
07-01-2005, 11:59 PM
Any one got a good recipe for a black powder lube that would be like SPG or Lyman black gold?? Jim
07-02-2005, 04:13 AM
...........Jim, there are SO many good BP lubes out there! Some have differing 'Goodness' based upon how much you can use, the quality of your powder and a ton of other things, not the least being the current weather conditions :D.
Beeswax is the great equalizer and so long as the other ingredients are natural plant/animal fats/waxes and compatable, prolly 95% of them would be great. You can never go wrong with lard as an ingredient, but it has shelflife issues.
What I use is very basic and a cheat a little bit. I get beeswax, add a bit of Crisco and then add Bore Butter to it. Cheaper then straight Bore Butter, and it does a good job in the Whitworth and 58 Enfield. I know that some commercial lubes like Young Country have some lanolin in it.
One of my shooting buddies many years ago got tired of all the different lube cans, jars, tubes, tins and whatnot that he combined them all together in a double boiler. He had to add a bit of beeswax to stiffen it a bit, but came up with the most gawdawful ugly green stuff, but it worked just fine.
07-02-2005, 12:38 PM
07-02-2005, 06:44 PM
Get ye down to the DoAll tool store and buy a stick of "DoAll Tool Saver".
It is a fine BP Lube and that big old tube will lube a BUNCH of boolits.
DoAll ToolSaver msds:
DoAll Technical sheet:
07-03-2005, 03:24 PM
Thanks guys :)
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