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JerkyPlinker 12-22-2011 10:01 AM

how to dry patch
 
I was lining up my order from Track of...today, and I came accross this quote in the cleaning jag item: "Never use a dry patch. It may become stuck." Ok, in my CVA Optima, I have always used the cleaning jag to dry patch. (By always, I mean this year, since this is year#1 for me with guns in general) What tool do they expect you to use to send a dry patch down bore?

Crawdaddy 12-22-2011 12:12 PM

I use a jag. I also have a patch puller in case it comes off the jag. I dont know any other way to do it.

bigevil1 12-22-2011 02:47 PM

x2 on jag and patch puller

Hunting Man 12-22-2011 04:48 PM

shove it down with a 45cal bronze brush, it clings to the brush and will not come off.

JerkyPlinker 12-22-2011 09:52 PM

Well, since no one has said they ever got a dry patch on a cleaning jag "stuck" in the barrel, then I am going to just ignore the warning. I mean, come on, if it never happened to anybody (on this forum anyways), or if no one ever heard of it happening to anybody, then I don't think I need to worry about it.

I'll just keep it in mind if it's a real tight fit, and that unlike my break-action Optima, there's only one way in and one way out.

frontiergander 12-23-2011 08:54 PM

I believe what they are saying is that if you are swabbing between shots,you should never use a dry patch on a FOULED bore or else it could get stuck... Like what happened to me today LOL.

hairball 12-24-2011 08:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FrontierGander (Post 65688)
I believe what they are saying is that if you are swabbing between shots,you should never use a dry patch on a FOULED bore or else it could get stuck... Like what happened to me today LOL.

What are you using as a lube now?

hairball 12-24-2011 08:45 AM

What are you using as lube now

frontiergander 12-24-2011 04:15 PM

I dont use any lube in the bores of my guns. If i do, i will use something like montana xtreme gun oil or their bore conditioner. As of now, i clean with birchwood casey 2in1 bore scrubber and thats it. Has a built in rust prohibitor. I however shoot blackhorn209 which cleans up like a smokeless powder and doesnt turn my bore into a hard crusty mess.


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