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Re: For Jim from Ken

Posted by Ken on Wednesday, 30 June 2010, at 8:17 p.m., in response to For Ken and Larry, posted by Jim Stewart on Wednesday, 30 June 2010, at 12:43 p.m.

Hi Jim, I do have some things to report on Swiss and Japan wax. I will start with the Swiss powder. I like it. It does burn cleaner than Goex, and will compare the Swiss to Kik in that aspect. Swiss granules shine, as if they have quartz crystals in them. I noticed a definite difference in the compression characteristics of Goex and Swiss. The Swiss compresses easier,but seems dry. Goex seems to bind tighter and seems to have a moisture content to make it bind into a solid pellet. For field cleaning of my '84 it took 3 patches, compared to several using Goex. The Japan wax will work. My first experiments were 2 ounces of melted Japan wax to 4 teaspoons of olive oil. This mixture is still too dry and hard. During shooting, I noticed a build-up of fouling with some lead flaking just ahead of the chamber. It cleaned out easily enough, but this never happened before. I attributed this to the lube, and the fact that it was in the 90s and humidity was less than 10%. I have some left-over 50/50 Beeswax/olive oil, and mixed 2 ounces of that with 2 ounces of Japan wax. This goes through the Lubersizer very nicely. But how this mixture does with fouling will have to wait for a future report. Okay Jim, there you have it. Are you ready to go shoot your rifle now? I won't mention anything about the sights as that topic has already been answered. Talk to you later. Regards, Ken


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