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K22
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Posted - Oct 11 2017 :  20:12:09  Show Profile Send K22 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
For many many years I have used Hoppe's cleaning patches. I buy them in bulk from Midway. These sythetic patches always worked very well for me. The feature I like about them is that they don't shread / come apart or leave threads in the action or barrel. Alway worked great for me.

I recently order some more from Miday and it appears that they changed the design to a weaved cotton fabric which shreads to pieces when used with a pointed jag. Garbage.

Good job Hoppe's; you made something that worked and made it useless. My vent of the year.

WonderMan4
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USA
2870 Posts

Posted - Oct 11 2017 :  20:24:29  Show Profile Send WonderMan4 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I posted a while back that I used the same thing for a long time. Only problem for me is that I kept running out at the wrong time.

I found a bath towel at Wally World for $3.00.

The wife has a cutting board and a rotary cutter that as sharp as a scalpel....well, almost.

I found that I could cut that towel into 900 pieces in 10 minutes with the rotary cutter and cutting board.

Most times those 900 pieces are too big when using a jag, so I get more pieces yet.

I forgot to mention a long time ago all Hoppe's patches were cotton and then they got a better idea and went to polyester. I didn't like those much.

I have no problem with "fuzz" left behind when using a tight fit. Works for all my rifles (even the muzzle loaders) and handguns.

Old socks, Tee shirts, drawers, etc make good patches.

Some folks say that they ain't wasting their time and buy in bulk. Good enough if you wanna wait 5 days for them to arrive.

Edited by - WonderMan4 on Oct 11 2017 20:25:55
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ethmoid1999
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USA
4406 Posts

Posted - Oct 12 2017 :  06:52:04  Show Profile Send ethmoid1999 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I use my old Carhart tee shirts and cut them up like WonderMan describes.
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K22
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448 Posts

Posted - Oct 12 2017 :  19:55:11  Show Profile Send K22 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The wife has one of those rotary cutters. I think I'll give it a try. Who needs a T shirt anyway.
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RaySendero
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USA
636 Posts

Posted - Oct 12 2017 :  19:57:30  Show Profile Send RaySendero a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yeah, I have just been cutting-up Tee Shirts for years.

Ray
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yukondog
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Posted - Oct 16 2017 :  20:29:26  Show Profile Send yukondog a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yep, old T-shirts, never used anything else never needed to.
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