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Armory, Self Defense, And EDC => Firearms (Including Long Guns, Pistols) => General Firearm Discussion => Topic started by: David in MN on December 08, 2018, 01:40:33 PM

Title: Bore Butter
Post by: David in MN on December 08, 2018, 01:40:33 PM
Thompson Centerfire (I think owned by S&W) makes an odd product called "Bore Butter".

https://accessories.tcarms.com/product/natural-lube-1000-plus-bore-butter-5-oz-tube-natural-scent-2/

Anyhow I got some from a friend who got it at near giveaway prices and I thought I'd use it to coat the guns I put away this year. While it's listed as a black powder lubricant Thompson also claims it will generally resist rust on the outside of any firearm. Great. So I open the tube and it smells like wintergreen. That's odd. I put some on a shotgun patch and worked it over my .308. Everything seems good.

Then I got a wild idea. I took out the bolt and rubbed it down with the stuff. Put it back together and it runs super smooth. I mean the bolt got quieter. Big Dave gets excited. I then took apart my 870 and rubbed the stuff in all its working parts. Smoother and quieter. And I mean noticeable.

Now a couple things... I haven't run it hot. When you heat a lubricant things change. I wouldn't put this stuff in an AR or a 1911 because it is THICK. The tubes kinda suck to use. Oh, and I'm not a lubricant nerd. I usually use Militec 1; the gallon I bought 8 years ago is going strong. When I shot competitive I would use (cough) Mobil 1. I'm a cheapo. I also have't tested in the cold. Some reviews say it hardens up.

My hangup is whether next spring I clean the guns again and put the usual Militec on or just use Bore Butter as a lube. I like the way it feels. It reminds me of the action of good old grease. Anybody ever fool around with this stuff? It's very expensive if you coat a whole rifle but I like the way it works.
Title: Re: Bore Butter
Post by: David in MN on December 10, 2018, 09:08:59 AM
Last night I coated my other two bolt guns. I should have brought up earlier that just rubbing down the exterior with Bore Butter makes it really look good. It gives that 'just a hint of shine on matte black' look I love. And it did lift rust I hadn't seen (on the Mosin). If you're the guy who keeps his weapons in a glass display case give it a thought.

I'm bummed I won't get to live fire test it until next year (most likely) because I only do pistols at indoor ranges and I wouldn't put this stuff on a pistol.
Title: Re: Bore Butter
Post by: armymars on December 11, 2018, 10:30:49 AM
  I might try it to lube my carry revolver just to see what happens.
Title: Re: Bore Butter
Post by: Kfood on December 13, 2018, 10:26:36 AM
If you like it give it a shot and see if your guns run with it. I like a very thin grease for most uses and if this stuff is as thick as you say it might cause some function issues.
But, only one way to find out!
Title: Re: Bore Butter
Post by: David in MN on December 13, 2018, 11:06:51 AM
If you like it give it a shot and see if your guns run with it. I like a very thin grease for most uses and if this stuff is as thick as you say it might cause some function issues.
But, only one way to find out!

Like I said definitely not for the AR or 1911 (or other fussier guns) but for a bolt action or pump gun where thicker lubrication is OK maybe it would work. Or maybe attract dirt. Don't know. But I will be using it to "put the guns down for winter" for the foreseeable future until I find something better. Lithium grease was the old way. Cosmolene is a 4 letter word around here.

Also, welcome!
Title: Re: Bore Butter
Post by: Kfood on December 13, 2018, 11:49:47 AM
I agree 100%
And thanks for the welcome!