Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Thomasss, Aug 10, 2022.
A better question might be: Has anyone tried CLIP to preserve their barrels from rusting?
I've been using Bore Butter for the last 40 years, no issues.
Ive used bore butter in the past and it works. I’ve used CLP as well, still have at least a half gallon of the stuff. I have some Ballistol around here too. Eezox is a very good rust preventative but my go to these days is FrogLube. It’s an excellent dry film rust prevention product that leaves no residue on firing. Clean with water, coat surfaces lightly with FrogLube, and it’s protected.
No fish oil in WD-40. https://www.wd40.com/myths-legends-fun-facts/ I'm not a muzzleloader guy, yet. I was given one with a bore that appears to be rusted beyond repair, so the subject interests me. I'd like to get it going again, either with a replacement barrel or by getting it re-bored (Is that still done?) Has anyone tried Fluid Film?
Come next deer season, I will run a clean patch down the bore to remove the lube, then load the clean dry barrel. I think as long as you get SOMETHING in there for long term storage, you will be ok.
There are better cleaners.
There are better lubricants.
There are better protectants.
But the all in one bottle is too convenient.
Oh,opening post. During a season of shooting muzzleloader, I used Bore Butter as a protectant month to month. For storage longer than three months, I cleaned the barrel thoroughly and used a refined clear gun oil from Hoppe's or Remington.
Yep, same here.
If I'm storing one for a while I use Barricade, or RIG grease.
My dad used waste hydraulic fluid for rust prevention, weed killer, form oil, wood preservative, etc, etc…
Before i switched to smokeless I cleaned my blackpowder muzzy spotless and would coat the bore in either the Lucas CLP (cause thats what i have on hand for "general" cleaning and rust prevention), or corrosion block. That worked well as long as i didnt dither on cleaning it after getting home from shooting or hunting.
I tried T/C bore butter and leaving it "dirty" for the first part of one season, but that just came out like red mud a few days later and proved more work then it was worth so I reverted back to other stuff. I used to just clean the bore well before taking it out the next time we went hunting.
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