For many years I used Hoppes 9 Plus as a patch lube for my pistol, but when the bottle was empty I was unable to get any more of the stuff, so I tried a number of other substances, Hogdon Spit Patch is a waxy substance and not easy to apply, Ox Yokes Wonder Lube is easier to apply. Then I decided to use what the locals use, a 5 to 1 ratio water/oil mix, easy to apply and dirt cheap. I have never been able to determine if any one of these lubes brings more accuracy than the others. Do any Arrsers have any ideas on good lubes for muzzle loaders. PS The locals stuff all manner of substances as fillers and lubes into their revolvers, the resulting stench is unbelievable.