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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-22-2011, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
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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?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-22-2011, 12:12 PM
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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.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-22-2011, 02:47 PM
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x2 on jag and patch puller
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-22-2011, 04:48 PM
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shove it down with a 45cal bronze brush, it clings to the brush and will not come off.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-22-2011, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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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.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-23-2011, 08:54 PM
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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.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-24-2011, 08:37 AM
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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?
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What are you using as lube now
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-24-2011, 04:15 PM
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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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