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Cleaning jag?

Seems I lost my ramrod today, which is not a biggie because I have a spare and will pick up another ramrod locally.
The problem is that the cleaning jag was in the ramrod, only one I have and can't get one locally. Thinking of just using my regular gun cleaning rod with the slotted piece, but that seems like a pain.

Any ideas until I can get a new one - 54 caliber??

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Re: Cleaning jag?

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-31-2014, 08:38 PM
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Re: Cleaning jag?

I only use the slotted piece to clean mine and been using it for years. Never really understood how a jag works, especially in a gun without a removeable breach..
By the way, I've been following and thoroughly been unjoying your thread on gamelands 211... I hunted them years ago. Matter of fact, killed my first buck there out past ratlling run... Big country for us PA hunters... Park in the bottom parking lot at Stony and hike out the railroad bed an hour or so plus.... good times... I remember getting to the truck and sitting in the heat after those cold, all day hunts sure felt good. Good luck...
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Re: Cleaning jag?

A jag catches the patch as you pull out, and the patch swabs the whole bore, and will get to the breech. A slotted patch holder will swab where the wrinkles of the fabric are. The cracks between the wrinkles do not contact the bore. And the patch doesn't necessarily get to the breech.

And with fired blackpowder's ability to corrode, you want to swab the whole bore, not 90something % of it.

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Re: Cleaning jag?

So Rusty. I place the patch over the muzzle and push it down the barrel with the jag. I take it I place soem type of bore cleaner on the patch.... Correct. Thanks for takng the time to explain... My kid and I were just looking at these jags two days ago and I told him I have no idea what/how they are used.
OK, another question for you if you dont mind. I also have a cleaning rod attachment that has 2 curved, fork like prongs on it, for lack of beeter description, approximately one half inch long. Is that used to remove a "lost" patch down in the barrel.?? Thanks again.
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Re: Cleaning jag?

Yep. Put down the bore for a lost patch. Twist the direction of the points (should be clockwise), and it will grab the patch.

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Re: Cleaning jag?

Also, different jags are slightly different diameters/sharpness of the "barbs". I have several and some will hold one patch well while others always lose a single patch down the bore. Use 2 patches at once if this is the case or try to buy a thicker patch.
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