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    T/c bore butter

    Has anyone tried melting t/c bore butter down to liquid to saturate rb patches?

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    T/C bore butter works OK. I use MelFry cooking oil. Works as well and you can buy it by
    the quart or the gallon sizes. It don't go rancid and is good for lubing after cleaning.

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    I just rub it into the patch material until it saturates it. I don't think it is any messier than dipping patches in a melted lube and your hands smell fairly nice...certainly better than old engine grease leaves them smelling....
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    I used bore butter on a big bag of patches 30 years ago. Put them in a zip bag and still using them. I don't shoot the side lock much anymore but I have patches ? lol

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    Am I correct that T/C Bore Butter is mostly coconut oil?
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    T/C does it with their saturated pillow ticking patches.
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    I melt it in the microwave in a yogurt cup and put the patches in to soak it up, store them in an Altoids tin. Fits nice in my shooting bag.


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    I melt it in a copper round tin (track of the wolf) and lay 1 1/2" patches in it one by one and keep adding bore butter until well saturated. The patches peel off one by one with the greatest ease and have a copious amount of bore butter on them for wiping the bore. I do the same with the .020 patches I use, no worries and it smells great! I don't know what's in bore butter, chime in if anyone knows. I also mix it with beeswax for revolver seal and soaking shotgun wads. Good stuff, I don't bother making my own, this just works too good.

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    quail4jake, when you added beeswax to bore butter, did it make it stiffer?

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