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Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Susquehanna Valley
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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