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Thread: how To Lube MY Own Wads I Cut Out

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    Boolit Man trapper44shooter's Avatar
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    how To Lube MY Own Wads I Cut Out

    Hey fellas
    I am going to start making my own felt wads & how can I go about lubing them correctly the will be for my 44 cal Cap & Ball Revolver let me know guys

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    I put my homemade felt wads in a sealable plastic bag and squirt in some liquid Ox-Yoke Wonder Lube. They soak it right up, and I just leave them right in the bag until time to load up.
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    Same as hawkenhunter50.Thicker lubes throw the bag in the micro-wave.

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    Boolit Grand Master

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    Northwest Ohio
    I have lubed patches and wads in the past with heavy lubes by this method.
    I cut into strips and doll loosely. Melt lube in a double boiler and soak rolls for 15-20 mins then remove place on wax paper let cool. FOr wads stamp from roll as needed. You need t give it enough hot soak time to permeate the roll completely

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    Boolit Man Castaway's Avatar
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    Dade City, Fl
    I punch wads first (less messy), place them in small plastic container then pour Gato Feo #1 over wads while stirring, until saturated. After cooling, wads are ready for use.

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    I have lubed some felt wads by melting some lube in a catfood can, then add a small handfull of wads. Let them come up to temperature, then use tweezers to pull them out one at a time and place on wax paper to cool.
    I have used this with BPCR Supreme and BP-01. Both of these lubes can be melted directly on a hot plate. Just make sure to not let them get over 200F so you don't scorch the Lanolin. You can use a double boiler to melt it if you want, but I just use a hot plate and a small can. If the lube changes consistency and or color, then you've gotten it way too hot. Use it for flux and start a new can and watch it as it heats up. Shouldn't take too long.

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