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Old 10-09-2019, 09:34 AM
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I've used Sinclair 22 centerfire patches for nearly 30 years. I'm almost out of them so I go to Sinclair's site (Brownells) and find that their brand patches are discontinued. In fact, many products are discontinued.

I'm not about to make my own patches because of the rate I use them. Any recommendations for a 22 centerfire patch are welcomed.

NO military patches. Tried them - awful.

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Old 10-09-2019, 09:45 AM
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l use these, l know you don't want to cut, but these 3" square patches will give you 4 22 patches out of one 3". or you could cut them in 1/3rds strips depends on the jug you are using, with 500 count 1/4 them 2000 patches or 1/3 1500 patches either for about $17.00 dollars been doing this over 10 years, You could again cut them down to 17cal. it.s endless. l to clean a lot.

l Don't like knitted patches you will get a wedges in the barrel, stick to straight flannel, and there handy used full size for other cleaning.

lf this isn't for you could be of help for others, big savings.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/sis.html?_n...2.m2749.l46251

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l use these, l know you don't want to cut, but these 3" square patches will give you 4 22 patches out of one 3". or you could cut them in 1/3rds strips depends on the jug you are using, with 500 count 1/4 them 2000 patches or 1/3 1500 patches either for about $17.00 dollars been doing this over 10 years, You could again cut them down to 17cal. it.s endless. l to clean a lot.

l Don't like knitted patches you will get a wedges in the barrel, stick to straight flannel, and there handy used full size for other cleaning.

lf this isn't for you could be of help for some else, big savings.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/sis.html?_n...2.m2749.l46251
Met a guy once and he told me he used paper towels cut into small pieces. Said store bought patches were a waste of money.
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Old 10-09-2019, 10:33 AM
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Met a guy once and he told me he used paper towels cut into small pieces. Said store bought patches were a waste of money.
Don't know about paper towels, not looking to get something stuck halfway down the barrel.
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I like Butches triple-twill patches, but these are just too thick for rimfire. Even with a 20cal jag, it's more snug that I want it to be. Pro-Shot patches appear to be pretty good with a 20cal jag. Not too loose, but not too snug.
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Old 10-09-2019, 11:05 AM
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I've been using Otis patches for awhile now. Love their cleaning kit for multiple calibers in a puck sized pack. Their patches may be considered a little expensive but can be used multiple times.

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I use Southern Bloomer patches. They are a little bit thick, so I typically go down one size on the jag.
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I've always used Hoppe's patches. I get the ones made for .270-.35 caliber, as they work for all my guns; .22, .32, and .38. You get 650 patches for around $6.

I find Hoppe's .22 patches are really too small, and you only get 500 of them for the same price.

It was hard to find an actual .32 jag for my NAA Guardian. Best fit is a Tipton 8mm, which is still a bit loose. Using two patches together solves that.
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Old 10-09-2019, 01:54 PM
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.22 Patches

The Bore Tech and Pro Shot flannel square 1 1/8" for pull thru's and pointed jags for cleaning. However, I have noticed for JB treatment the twill cotton patches around a well worn brush do seem to work better for that type of treatment / application. At least..... for me.
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I have been using the BoreSmith Triangle Patches with a 22 cal rod. I find them to work well.

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I bought military 30 cal patches and cut them down for 22s.

I bought so many in the late 80s to early 90s that I still have some around. I will be following this thread because I will need to buy new patches in the next few years.
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Patchworm

I use Patchworm products for my field cleaning. Their small circular patches are perfect with the "worm".

http://patchworm.com/index.htm

Amazon, ebay, too.
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I like the Pro-Shot 1" round patches on a jag for cleaning .22 bores. The edges tend to fray a bit but it doesn't affect their usefulness.
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l use these, l know you don't want to cut, but these 3" square patches will give you 4 22 patches out of one 3". or you could cut them in 1/3rds strips depends on the jug you are using, with 500 count 1/4 them 2000 patches or 1/3 1500 patches either for about $17.00 dollars been doing this over 10 years, You could again cut them down to 17cal. it.s endless. l to clean a lot.

l Don't like knitted patches you will get a wedges in the barrel, stick to straight flannel, and there handy used full size for other cleaning.

lf this isn't for you could be of help for others, big savings.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/sis.html?_n...2.m2749.l46251
I do this a lot. I do have the Patch Worm kit. Mostly for 22 rf and cf. I have quite a range of other bore sizes. I typically use a one size down or worn out brush with a 1/4 of a shotgun patch wrapped around. Simplifies my life.

The 'proper' patch and brass jag sometimes seem way too tight. Or wet vs dryer will effect use. The PatchWorm is a just right fit. People who recommend a patch might also specify what they use for a jag. it the right combo that can drive you nuts. That why I resort to wrapping a bore brush.
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