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Anyone ever tried peanut oil in lube mix?

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Pulp, Apr 10, 2012.

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  1. Pulp

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    Since it is excellent for deep frying, it oughtta be excellent as part of a lube.;) I know, that could be a bit of a stretch.
     
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    I predict a tasty range report in the near future!!
     
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    some folks might present with peanut allerghies
     
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    I was going to try it, but my wife told me I was nuts!:neener:
     
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    The highly refined peanut oils are very well tolerated by folks with peanut allergies as long as peanut products were not fried in the oil beforehand.
    However crudely refined, cold pressed peanut oils can cause allergic reactions in about 10% of people with peanut allergies.
    On the national TV news in the past day or two, it was reported that some major league ballpark was going to create a peanut free zone in the stands for those folks who have peanut allergies because of the peanut vendors and buyers.
    So blending peanut oil in black powder lube is something to be aware of, but not anything to be really concerned about as long as it's not the type that's cold pressed.
    And if you're staying on private property when you're shooting then using it shouldn't bother anyone at all.
    Pulp, if using peanut oil makes you happy then that will make us happy too! :)
     
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    once you go peanut and beeswax you will never look back.
     
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    Most vegetable oils will dry out over time, usually turning into something indistinguishable from glue. It takes weeks or months, though.

    This might not be an issue if you shoot before the oil dries out, or the grease grooves are below the case neck. I recommend loading some test rounds up to see what happens.

    I use canola oil for tough drilling, reaming, or tapping operations; it works better than the various machining fluids I've had. Then I clean the tools, workpiece, and any spatter, since dried canola oil is highly resistant to kerosene, Diesel fuel, isopropyl alcohol, and naptha... gasoline works if you scrub hard, though.
     
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    Several Commercial lubes use peanut oil, I have been told. One was MCM lube. There were others but don't remember for sure. One may have been SPG, but not sure.
     
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    No, but I have used sunflower oil and beeswax. Take a plastic tub, put in a brick of beeswax and then add equal quantity sunflower oil. put in microwave until beeswax is all melted. Stir well and allow to cool. It also makes a great polish and it smells sweet
     
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    and cholesterol free
     
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    [QUOTE-TRX]I use canola oil for tough drilling, reaming, or tapping operations; it works better than the various machining fluids I've had.[/QUOTE]

    Now THAT is a handy hint ! ! ! ! I had never even thought of that.

    I've used Canola on my BP guns in the past and will in the future when I know I'll be back to them in under 2 months. I tested the Canola on some stuff left in my gun cabinet and in the dark and relative coolness of the basement it stayed very oily for two months. Meanwhile some samples of steel out in the sun and rain that were being used for corrosion resistance testing "dried" to a varnish like film in under two weeks. By around day 10 the Canola sample was actually sticky. But it was mostly sunny with only some rain during this time period.

    Sort of makes one wonder why we don't use Canola oil as a wood finish.... :D
     
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