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Thread: MCM, SPG and Lens Lube

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    MCM, SPG and Lens Lube

    Interested in what you skirmishers think goes into these lubes.

    Any ideas on compounds and %?

    petroleum products, beeswax?

    Thanks

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    Beeswax, shortening, and/or vegetable/olive oil. I'm not saying that is exactly what the commercial stuff is just that these item scan produce a great B/P lube in the right proportions.

    The wise Lefty once told me, "If you can't eat it, it doesn't belong on a minnie ball! I have been following his advice with great success for many years and cranking up lube that also serves well on a Triscut.

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    Who cares?! MCM and Len's work better than SPG, end of story. Life is good.
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    I like SPG, have used it for at least the lasr 15 years in my musket and carbine.

    But for the smoothie, peanut oil, and beeswax, ratio according to the temparture, dip it three times on a hard lead ball, then fire and fall back !!!!

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    Lube mix?

    I would guess they are all combinations of what most of us think in is!? And they are probably all some secret formula so no one will duplicate it and stop buying it. :lol: :lol:

    I have only used SPG of the three mentioned and only for my Henry since I put the bullets thru a Lubri-sizer. All my other loads I just hand dip after sizing with a combination of Crisco, Beeswax, and Alox. Approximately 50/25/25%, but varies depending on the weather. A little stiffer in the summer(more beeswax) than in the early spring and late fall when it is usually cooler.

    Have never had a problem with it. Keeps the residue soft, no caking. Easy to clean. Never had a premi(sic) either in 35 yrs.

    This is one of those topics that can generate 10 pages with all the different ideas, formulas, and combinations of things that we each think is the best. I have run into shooters that will use totally different lubes for each gun and even for different yardages! That's really splitting hairs. :roll:

    Ciao,

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    lube

    Len's lube for years and years in musket, carbine and revolver. SPG in Henry and alox in smoothie. Never saw any reason to change!

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    MCM

    MCM appears to be composed of:

    Beeswax, Mutton tallow and Jedi bile (for tight groups)

    I tried to make lube once. 1 lb of beeswax and crisco yields an unlimited supply of flux. Just easier to buy the stuff..
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    started w/ crissco, now my own mix for musket, carbine, pistol,
    I use thompson lube for the henry.
    tried the others never seen any advantage to them.
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    From the late 1960's to the mid-1980's I used Crisco in my lube formula and usually experienced one or two "Cook-Offs" per year. They would occur on hot, humid days after the barrel of my musket got hot.

    I quit using Crisco in my lube formula in the mid-1980's and have NOT HAVE HAD A "COOK-OFF" SINCE.

    So, I cringe when I read about anyone using Crisco in their lube formula but I know that there are many Skirmishers who have been using Crisco in their lube formula for years with no problems.

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    I swear by len's lube. Only question is the bottom of the temperature range for it.At freezing temps, it doesn't perform ( for me)
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