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This is a sneaky way to get information about Patches I hope... Has anybody else notice the low quality material which Hoppe's Patches are made? What is that stuff, it appears to be part paper and what else?

The reason I mention this patch issue is, since running out of GI patches, I have not been able to locate a source for more.. I have been forced to use these things. As a result the bore in my rifle is slowly becoming more and more fouled, this was not the case with cloth GI patches. Has anybody else notice this, maybe some of the Members started with these low quality things and would not have the experience and pleasure of a real patch. Ghezzo Christo. Art
 

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While the Hoppes patches are durable, I don't find them very absorbent. Although, they seem to work better in shotgun barrels when it comes to holding fouling, I swear I use fewer Hoppes patches to muck out the vast amount of crud.
That said ... here is some patches from the "Midway Catalog"....http://www.midwayusa.com/browse/BrowseProducts.aspx?pageNum=1&tabId=6&categoryId=20107&categoryString=10612***676***20102***..

And to Art... read the discription portion of this link... hope that helps..http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=719624

Sontara description...http://www2.dupont.com/Sontara/en_US/products/index.html
 

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Try Pro shot 100% cotton flannel or Southern Bloomer 100% cotton knit patches. They are cheap, absorbent and strong and they don't fall apart into a million little threads like some patches.
 

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+1 on the Pro Shot.
 

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patches

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sarco has always carried them cheap. jeff
 

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"patches! we don't need no stinking patches" couldn't resist.. GI6 I just use old t shirts.. (I have lots) cut them up to any size ya need, much cheaper and good cotton material ... B2B
 

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I have been impressed with the Winchester patches I bought at walmart. Same as cotton t shirt patches.
 

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+1 on the Pro Shot patches. I've bought them from gunshow vendors, as well as at our local Sportsman's Warehouse. 100% cotton flannel, very absorbent. Todd
 

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persoanlly i dont use patches at all anymore ...switched over to a hoppes boresnake and some good old #9 or CLP

it works great ...the bore is as clean as can be after 2 or 3 pulls
 

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I use Otis Panoply patches... Never had one come apart and they do a good job cleaning. Usually I can get at least two uses out of each one.
 
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