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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-02-2020, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
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Butler Creek .54 Poly Patch - Want

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Looking for new old stock or open bags of Butler Creek Poly Patch .54 caliber for roundball.

Message me or contact via e-mail [email protected].

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-27-2020, 10:24 PM
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Post a picture of what you are looking for wpg, maybe that will trigger some memories.
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Poly patches were a plastic shot cup sort of thing. each side had a hemispherical depression. The end toward the powder acted like the skirt of a hollow base minnie ball to seal the bore. the other end held the ball, with a layer of plastic between the ball and bore wall. It acted like a patch. Early on, there was a problem with the plastic melting and fusing to the bore. It has been decades since I saw any. I never tried them. Cloth was too handy. I knew one or two people who swore by them.

The Butler Creek Corp is apparently still in business in Jackson Hole WY. The web site does not list the poly patches as a current product.

I see a post about them every six months or so. They come up on-line in the auctions frequently.
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You are correct the "Poly Patch" is a thing of the past. I have several hundred of them, they are very accurate with a ball in the rifle I have and I am trying to locate more in .54 caliber. No problem with plastic in bore. Apparently some nit wits did not seat the ball well and had problems and blamed the manufacturer I would suspect.

I will keep looking

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