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Posted: 6/15/2001 1:36:06 PM EDT
I just ran outta cleaning patches a couple minutes ago. If w was to use a 1" sqaure of a T-shirt that is "100%" cotton, would it in any way hurt the bore? Scratch it? Thanks..
Link Posted: 6/15/2001 1:37:57 PM EDT
i hope not ive been doing that for years and i dont always use white [:)]
Link Posted: 6/15/2001 1:43:53 PM EDT
It depends on how big your gun is, don't see how I'd fit a t-shirt into my gun...
Link Posted: 6/15/2001 2:07:10 PM EDT
will you be wearing the shirt at the time of cleaning? and will the gun be loaded at the same time? LOL
Link Posted: 6/15/2001 2:25:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/15/2001 2:30:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/15/2001 2:30:45 PM EDT
any ol' cotton patch is just fine. Polyester just doesn't get the crap out, but it won't hurt the bore. I have a five gallon bucket full of old T-Shirts, 100% cotton, and mixed cotton/poly. They make fine rags for gun cleaning. I cut them up for patches all the time. Nothing magic or special about gun patches. They're just cotton flannel patches.
Link Posted: 6/15/2001 4:31:30 PM EDT
I've been doing this for years. I wear out white t-shirts faster than I can cut each one up into about 8 million little patches. It's a lot cheaper than buying them. Regards, SOL
Link Posted: 6/15/2001 4:35:30 PM EDT
My local FFL sells bags of 100% cotton patches made by the Southern Bloomer Company. I guess they cut up their scraps and sell em for gun cleaning. If cotton t-shirt bits are good enough to buy, they must be good enough to use for free.[:)]
Link Posted: 6/15/2001 4:38:53 PM EDT
I tried one, it was hella hard to get into the bore of my .22, and it was about 1/2" x 1/2". as i was putting it in, i heard very loud high pitched screaching noises. so, i stopped imedately. i tried to duplicate that sound with a regualar patch, but couldnt. so, now i'm wondering about the t's as cleaning patches..
Link Posted: 6/15/2001 4:39:36 PM EDT
Cotton is generally softer than steel; I thought that was only obvious.
Link Posted: 6/15/2001 4:41:22 PM EDT
I have even gone down to the local fabric store to buy a small of cotton clothe to cut up as cleaning patches. Nothing magical about the pre-cut patches you buy at the gun store, the only thing is that you personally have to cut them up.
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