Would this work?

Discussion in 'General Crossbow Discussion' started by FlDeerman, May 2, 2013.

  1. FlDeerman

    FlDeerman Member

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    For those who have black powder hunted,would "bore butter"work as a rail lube?(After many years my old muzzle loader finally croaked and I still have a tube of it).
     
  2. Cossack

    Cossack Incurable Tinkerer

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    Bore butter is rather greasy, which attracts dirt that coshes string and deck wear. Much prefer a lube that dries after being applied, like Jig A Loo or other silicon spray. http://www.jigaloo.com/us/e_home.php . Be sure to spray it onto rag to apply to deck as the carrying agent can affect some paint.
     
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    See4miles Active Member

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    I would never use Bore Butter for the very reasons Cossack stated. In fact, I use no rail lube at all, compound or recurve crossbow. I keep the serving waxed and the rail buffed clean and smooth and I have yet to have a problem with either style.

    I do from time to time use a high-tech polymer car wax on the rails but that's about it.
     
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  4. bowdup

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    Not to mention Bore Butter has a very strong smell........not good for hunting :sad:
     
  5. FlDeerman

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    OK thanks I knew I would get the answer here.The car wax sounds interesting.
     
  6. AndyC

    AndyC Member

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    This is good advice.

    A properly set up crossbow (with string sitting a fraction above the rail), needs minimal lube IMO. Too much can be more detrimental than good.

    I cringe when I hear some shooters say they apply every 5 shots or so.
     
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    I use a silicone spray I found in the auto store, apply to a rag like others mentioned, it buffs to a nice slick finish. I also use it on my arrows. I've used this and have shot several deer and they don't seem to smell the lube.
     
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    One may apply PTFE adhesive 'teflon' tape to one's rails. Teflon in remarkable in both it's friction and heat reduction qualities.




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