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 Post subject: Re: Make-it-yourself gun cleaning patches.
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:48 pm 
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Please tell me we are not going to keep this at the top because someone thought it was a good a good idea to clean a shotgun with paper towels!

Really?



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 Post subject: Re: Make-it-yourself gun cleaning patches.
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:11 am 
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Geez... what is the big deal. :roll:

So you don't care for paper towels, I think you and several others have made that perfectly clear. ignore it already.

Why does it bother you so much that someone else might want to use it?

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 Post subject: Re: Make-it-yourself gun cleaning patches.
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:20 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Make-it-yourself gun cleaning patches.
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:20 pm 
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I've tried it, It doesn't really work very well. Any piece of cotton clothing at our house that is worn out does not get discarded, It becomes cleaning patches

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 Post subject: Re: Make-it-yourself gun cleaning patches.
PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:14 am 
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I go along with burnt powder. I purchase "diaper cotton flannel" from most any fabric store. I also use the roller cutter, looks like a 4" pizza cutter. I use a triple layer and a steel rule. I cut patches for all my rifles and shotguns. Any size you think you need. Does not cost much and like BP said "you have a bunch of patches for little cost". Carl L.


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 Post subject: Re: Make-it-yourself gun cleaning patches.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:50 pm 
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I have used a paper patch or two after I scrub and brush because the towel soaks up so much of the contamination instead of just smearing it around, then I go to cloth for the finish.. Larry


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 Post subject: Re: Make-it-yourself gun cleaning patches.
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:45 pm 
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After scrubbing the bore, I wrap blue paper towel around the second bristle section of a bore snake do two clean pulls. A couple of quick sprays of remoil and it's good. That would make the blue wrap right purdy.

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 Post subject: Re: Make-it-yourself gun cleaning patches.
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:06 pm 
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These seem to work rather well and better than standard paper towel. $2/roll at wally world.

http://www.scottproshoptowels.com/

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 Post subject: Re: Make-it-yourself gun cleaning patches.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:54 am 
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Been using paper towels for years with great results, but for a specific purpose.

I like the box idea, and how he cuts them...typically i just cut in fourths.

Only use papertowel for the initial pass with solvent...no reason to trash a good piece of flannel for that.

Bore cleaning:
1. Soak 1/4 sheet paper towel in Ed's Red.
2. Use to soak barrels on initial pass. (Usually I do two to three barrels at once on initial wetting). Paper towel patch is pitch black...barrel bores are wet.
3. Let sit five-ten minutes....(sort empty hulls while waiting).
4. Use tight dry paper towel patch to get initial gunk out (1/4 sheet).
5. Wet Bronze brush and pass 6-8 times per barrel.
6. Let sit five minutes. (put sorted hulls in containers in basement).
7. Use dry paper towel to get gunk out.
8. I then switch to a flannel patch/bore swap light with oil and done. Removes all traces of lint etc. and insures no pieces of paper towel left in bore.
Done....bores are a bright mirror finish. Plastic, powder and lead streaks all gone.

Externals...and action.
1. Dampen (not wet) 1/4 paper towel with Ed's red and wipe down all.
2. Dry with paper towel.
3. Wipe down all with Silicon Reel/Gun Cloth to remove all lint and lightly oil.
4. Apply hinge grease and lube where required.
Done.

3 firearms cleaned with 1 sheet of paper towel.
My flanel patches/Bore swabs and gun cloth stay clean for about 1-2 years this way.

Have cleaned $500-$5,000 firearms this way without incident.

If paper towels are used for the initial gunk removal I think its a good idea, but I like to follow with better lint free alternatives.

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 Post subject: Re: Make-it-yourself gun cleaning patches.
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:43 pm 
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You guys that use paper towels must be using better quality paper than me. I have tried using paper towels (for my pistols, rifles, and shotguns) for cleaning patches and they always tear. I also don't have the a jag like the guy in the video. Mostly I use old shirts, pants, socks, and underwear for cleaning patches. If I want high quality patches I just by a flat bead sheet and cut it up. That is also how I make black powder patches.


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 Post subject: Re: Make-it-yourself gun cleaning patches.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:32 pm 
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Slugo,
I thought i was the only one! if papaer towels leave lint, you are using cheepie paper towels. Those are my go to cleaning patch for everything. Bountry works real well. I shove through pistol barrels with anything handy, like a pencil...
You can get much the same result as a bore snake if you take a couple and roll a big ol Hooter to shove through shotgun bores. Little ones for rifles and 22s.


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 Post subject: Re: Make-it-yourself gun cleaning patches.
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 3:38 pm 
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I use several old news paper strips,cleaner sprayed in barrel, around the wire brush (2 WRAPS) and follow with a oiled tee shirt strip which can be used several times.

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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 12:57 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Make-it-yourself gun cleaning patches.
PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 11:59 am 
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These punches from CS Osborne come in any size you can imagine.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 1VJ0P06346
Go to you local thrift store and buy cotton or flannel sheets, fold them over and over and over again so when you hit the punch you'll make 10 to 20 per stroke. Also use an el cheapo Harbor Freight white plastic cutting board.

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 Post subject: Re: Make-it-yourself gun cleaning patches.
PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:58 pm 
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After I use the Tornado Brush with Frontier 45 gun cleaning pad wound around it on the end of a sort section of cleaning rod chucked into a yard sale electric drill,,,,I sometimes take a napkin or other piece of paper and clean the gunk out with a dowel rod or proper gun cleaning rod. But usually I just use this method instead of patches:



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 Post subject: Re: Make-it-yourself gun cleaning patches.
PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:36 am 
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I shoot only shotguns.
For inside the barrel I spray oil and use paper tissues, I make like a loose ball with it and use a rod to push it till it goes outside the barrel on the other end, for outside the barrels and action I use an old cotton T-shirt with oil, this is my daily cleaning after a shooting day at the club.
After few weeks of shooting I use a copper brush first then back to the paper tissues to oil and clean the barrels bore.
I used this system more than 40 years now and never had a problem of rust or anything


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:10 pm 
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Found a fabric store in Auburn, MA that sells all fabrics for 1.99/yd. I cut to 3x3. Works great!!!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:09 am 
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3"x3" unsterilized gauze surgical pads with an O-Ring Jag from Brownell's work perfectly and they are dirt cheap.


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 Post subject: Re: Make-it-yourself gun cleaning patches.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:31 am 
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The guy is sure taking a beating for offering a suggestion. I think a thank you would have been more appropriate whether you think it is a good idea or not. I guess I was raised differently.

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 Post subject: Re: Make-it-yourself gun cleaning patches.
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:36 am 
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Jim Miller wrote:
The guy is sure taking a beating for offering a suggestion. I think a thank you would have been more appropriate whether you think it is a good idea or not. I guess I was raised differently.


Thanks for the kind words. :)



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