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PostSubject: Mason jars ain't always for iced tea!   August 3rd 2017, 7:44 am

I cut 500 patches at a time; pillow ticking type and big enough such that I can cut at the muzzle! When patches are somewhat 'de-oiled' the thickness is around .018" and work really great in my .50 and .54 caliber ML. I use plain old Canola oil and it works just fine! Don't know for certain but I might patch wetter than most folks!

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PostSubject: Re: Mason jars ain't always for iced tea!   August 3rd 2017, 7:52 am

Just curious Sharpsman.....Do you press the patches out or how do you somewhat 'de-oiled' the Canola oil before using?

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PostSubject: Re: Mason jars ain't always for iced tea!   August 3rd 2017, 8:41 am

While on the subject of jars and patches, I basically do the same with cleaning patches.

Above is a 3" diameter jar with pre-cut square cleaning patches.  For BH209, I just dribble Hoppe's No. 9 into the jar until all the patches are soaked.  This makes cleaning intervals at the range a lot easier. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Mason jars ain't always for iced tea!   August 3rd 2017, 9:08 am

Great idea fellas and thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Mason jars ain't always for iced tea!   August 3rd 2017, 9:24 am

Smokin' Joe wrote:
Just curious Sharpsman.....Do you press the patches out or how do you somewhat 'de-oiled' the Canola oil before using?

Hold on and I'll show you!

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I lay whatever I want amount of on bottom board....put the other board atop and just back up a bit an voila....pat with a Scott towel and ready to use!
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PostSubject: Re: Mason jars ain't always for iced tea!   August 3rd 2017, 12:47 pm

Oh, Oh... The photo is "No longer available."

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PostSubject: Re: Mason jars ain't always for iced tea!   August 3rd 2017, 1:11 pm

I see them.

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PostSubject: Re: Mason jars ain't always for iced tea!   August 30th 2017, 9:26 am

Sharpsman wrote:
I cut 500 patches at a time; pillow ticking type and big enough such that I can cut at the muzzle! When patches are somewhat 'de-oiled' the thickness is around .018" and work really great in my .50 and .54 caliber ML. I use plain old Canola oil and it works just fine! Don't know for certain but I might patch wetter than most folks!

Canola oil patches by Sharps Man, on Flickr

PRB by Sharps Man, on Flickr

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all is good until it falls on the concrete and breaks,  i use plastic cases to hold my lubed patches.
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PostSubject: Re: Mason jars ain't always for iced tea!   September 5th 2017, 6:56 pm

Good ideas guys, anything that you have to soak always looks neat in Mason jars. I get caught once in a while when stealing a few of the wife's jars for different projects. Now I'll have to swipe a few more for cleaning and shooting patches. Rolling Eyes   Wink

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