WidenersRepackboxMidSouth Shooters SupplyStainLess Steel Media
RotoMetals2Graf & SonsInline Fabrication

Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Gato Feo #1

  1. #1
    Boolit Master

    rfd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    NJ via TX
    Posts
    2,598

    Gato Feo #1

    GATO FEO LUBE
    *******************

    by weight, double boiler melted ...

    1 part mutton tallow (dixie gun works - soon to be reoffered in 2019)
    1 part paraffin canning wax (gulf)
    1/2 part filtered PURE beeswax

    "but isn't paraffin canning wax a petroleum product"?

    a chemist provided what seems a plausible answer:
    PURE canning paraffin lacks the hydrocarbons found in other petroleum products.
    apparently, these hydrocarbons are the offenders with black powder guns.

    Making GF#1 ...

    https://imgur.com/a/wpRXPV6
    NRA PATRIOT LIFE ~ NRA RSO ~ Black Powder Gang ~ Traditional Muzzleloading Association ~ Buffalo Rifles ~ Trad Gang
    The .45-70 is the only government I trust.

  2. #2
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    sulphur springs, Tx
    Posts
    922
    Ugly cat lube?
    There are only two kinds of men:

    1. Those who know Jesus Christ is both Creator and Sovereign Lord.

    2. Those about to learn that Jesus Christ is both Creator and Sovereign Lord.

  3. #3
    Boolit Master

    rfd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    NJ via TX
    Posts
    2,598
    yep, good ol' ugly cat home brew. hard to beat. in fact, ain't been beat yet at least for me.
    NRA PATRIOT LIFE ~ NRA RSO ~ Black Powder Gang ~ Traditional Muzzleloading Association ~ Buffalo Rifles ~ Trad Gang
    The .45-70 is the only government I trust.

  4. #4
    Boolit Buddy sparkyv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    196
    I dont BP, but just had to find out what the title was about! LOL.

  5. #5
    Boolit Master

    alamogunr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    3,358
    I suggest anyone that wants to make Gatofeo lube try to get a group together and buy from:

    https://grasslandbeef.com/lamb-tallow

    When I bought from them, there was a minimum order. I ended up selling all the extra thru S&S on this site.

    If you Google "mutton tallow", you will get lots of results wanting you to buy for up to $4 for one(1) oz.

    I think this is the information I used to make my supply of lube: Informative to go thru the whole thread.

    http://1858remington.com/discuss/ind...c,352.105.html
    John
    W.TN

  6. #6
    Boolit Master

    rfd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    NJ via TX
    Posts
    2,598
    a minimum grasslands order of mutton tallow is $89.44/shipped for 14lbs. i'm on my last pound of DGW mutton tallow and if they don't offer it again i plan on getting the grasslands order come this winter, keep half, resell t'other half.
    NRA PATRIOT LIFE ~ NRA RSO ~ Black Powder Gang ~ Traditional Muzzleloading Association ~ Buffalo Rifles ~ Trad Gang
    The .45-70 is the only government I trust.

  7. #7
    Boolit Master

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    MT
    Posts
    1,296
    I thought he (Gatofeo) used to post here, but I don't see him in the member list.
    He must be active on some other site I lurk around at.
    ..

  8. #8
    Boolit Grand Master
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    South Jersey
    Posts
    5,088
    Fyi... Gatofeo over the years has been given credit for ‘his’ lube. This is incorrect. The formulation has been around for decades and Gatofeo found the lube formula in an 1942 American Rifleman article and posted it on a forum now defunct
    Regards
    John

  9. #9
    Boolit Master

    rfd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    NJ via TX
    Posts
    2,598
    Quote Originally Posted by John Boy View Post
    Fyi... Gatofeo over the years has been given credit for ‘his’ lube. This is incorrect. The formulation has been around for decades and Gatofeo found the lube formula in an 1942 American Rifleman article and posted it on a forum now defunct
    yup, and GF has stated that publicly many times.
    NRA PATRIOT LIFE ~ NRA RSO ~ Black Powder Gang ~ Traditional Muzzleloading Association ~ Buffalo Rifles ~ Trad Gang
    The .45-70 is the only government I trust.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Abbreviations used in Reloading

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