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    Quote Originally Posted by bobanderson View Post
    Recipe for N Lube, aka Bob-o-lene, copied from a post of mine from 4 years ago.

    Mix 8 ounces each of pure Neatsfoot oil and and beeswax with one bar of Neutrogena soap in a melting pot. When combined, scrape some flakes from a bar of Ivory soap. (That last was given to me care of a chemist who said the soap makes the ingredients stay blended while cooling. Otherwise they will try to separate as they cool.)
    Anyways, I made some stick moulds out of pvc pipe and arrow shafts for the core pins. This lets me make lube sticks for my Lubrisizer. I get about 12 sticks out of a double batch, plus I pour the leftover into baby food tubs to use as top cylinder lube for my revolver.

    Making your own lube is not for everyone, but this recipe is superior to SPG and anything else I've seen.
    I will give this a try sounds like it will work good thanks


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    This in no way denigrates Bob's lube, but Mr. Epps do you really need lube for the next twenty-five years as this formula will provide? Unless you shoot hundreds of rounds like Bob you may have way more than you need. Another possible solution is right there in your cupboard. Have you noticed that every few months that tub of Crisco you never use up has to be thrown out? Well that Crisco, rancid or not, is great bullet lube. You just have to use it right away or it will harden up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobanderson View Post
    Recipe for N Lube, aka Bob-o-lene, copied from a post of mine from 4 years ago.

    Mix 8 ounces each of pure Neatsfoot oil and and beeswax with one bar of Neutrogena soap in a melting pot. When combined, scrape some flakes from a bar of Ivory soap. (That last was given to me care of a chemist who said the soap makes the ingredients stay blended while cooling. Otherwise they will try to separate as they cool.)
    Anyways, I made some stick moulds out of pvc pipe and arrow shafts for the core pins. This lets me make lube sticks for my Lubrisizer. I get about 12 sticks out of a double batch, plus I pour the leftover into baby food tubs to use as top cylinder lube for my revolver.

    Making your own lube is not for everyone, but this recipe is superior to SPG and anything else I've seen.
    I made some of the lube and the Ivory soap flakes did not melt with the mix I had the temperature right at or above boiling. The flakes just floated around on top so I scraped them off and when it cooled it seemed to separate the wax from the soap. See pictures Name:  IMG_2084.jpg
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    What am I doings wrong help please Thanks


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    I have been using about 60 / 40 of Beeswax abd EVOO.
    Works and holds up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EPPS1919 View Post
    I made some of the lube and the Ivory soap flakes did not melt with the mix I had the temperature right at or above boiling.
    What am I doings wrong help please Thanks
    I melt the neutrogena and ivory soap first. It has a high melting point.
    Wonder if a microwave would help. Hmmmmm.
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    Mav Dutchman. Sized 430 w/spg. 24 gns. 3F Swiss. Many yrs ago I found the bullet on eBay. Bought 100 and tried them out. On the bench can hold x ring on our N-SSA 50 yd target with 10 rounds. For yrs I continued buying them since I didn?t shoot team event and didnt need that many of them. A couple of yrs ago found myself shooting a little local cowboy. Decided I would need more so I bought the mold from Dick Dastardly biglube. Molded up a bunch in pure lead. Out to the range to try them out. Not good. Group now was 4? on the bench. Back home called big lube. Asked what brinnel hardness were his bullets. He stated 9-10 brinnel. With a lead hardness tester got to 9-10 brinnel and made a batch. Back to the range. 10 res back in the x ring.
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    Ok I shot it today with 30 gr 3f Swiss, MCM lube and the Moose bullet and it did great Shot 10 rounds and no crusty crap in the barrel then I shot 15 shots with out cleaning and still shooting good. Shot the MAV Duchman 210gr and the Moose bullet 240 gr. I think I will stick with the Moose bullet Name:  IMG_2094.jpg
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    You nailed it! Stick with it and Happy Shooting!
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    The fouling of the barrel stopped with the use of Swiss Powder


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    Quote Originally Posted by EPPS1919 View Post
    The fouling of the barrel stopped with the use of Swiss Powder


    That has been my experience as well.

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