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Thread: A truly dumb question

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    Boolit Master

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    I just use some first processed beeswax and enjoy the smell when I shoot.
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  2. #22
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    Northwest Ohio
    Ive used cream of wheat as filler in my bigger BP cartridges to lighten them. Had several tell me it smelled like cereal when I shot. I mixed emertsup with bacon grease and guys were running to McDonalds. It may take more than the essential oils to carry the smell into the noticeable range.

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    Lavender is what my wife is making use.

    You can smell it. Smell great when heating it to dip lube. Beats the pants of alox. Just cant smell when the trigger is pulled. Makes my hands smell good too.
    "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far."
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    While wandering through Hobby Lobby with my wife earlier today I came upon some candle making stuff and noticed there were bags of fragrances... so you might look there if there's one within reasonable distance.....

    While I was there I did pick up some small plastic containers to store boolits, all of my other things are full, and I can barely pick up my ammo can that I have been putting my cast boolits that are awaiting lubricant.
    Last edited by Tom W.; 06-26-2018 at 04:45 PM.
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    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Quote Originally Posted by Nobade View Post
    Patchouli oil in bullet lube is pretty funny. Gives it that hippie ambiance.
    Back in the 60's I ...how shall we say ....hung out with , this sweet young lady , who would burn Patchouli incense every night....that smell still brings back some fond memories after 50 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bangerjim View Post
    Unless they are Muslims!
    Or vegans

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    Aniseed was a cheap fragrance used in many things in the 60 s.......I remember a crowd used aniseed in the rat poison they used to make......aniseed and arsenic.

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    citronella oil would help keep the bugs away.
    We go through life trying to make the best decisions we can based on the best infomation we can find, that turns out to be wrong.

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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check