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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern Berks County, PA
Re: Patches: precut or cut at the muzzle?
BlackBruin, sort of both, lol.
For the range or a woods walk, I'd kinda like to cut, but for hunting, I'll almost certainly use pre-cut. Was really curious if there was a heavy preference, and it seems pretty evenly split thus far.
For hunting, I've taken to carrying a loading block with two patched balls in it, and two RMC powder tubes in my bag with pre-measured charges. These are for a situation where a deer may be down but not dead, and I want to reload with all due haste. I also carry a shot bag with 6-10 balls in it and a baggie with a few precut/prelubed patches, a measure and a horn. If I'm in no hurry, then, I load out of those supplies and save the two "speed loads" for "emergencies."
For a woods walk, which I have yet to do but hope/plan to as the weather gets better, I figured I'd carry a shot bag of balls, my horn and measure, etc. But was up in the air if I wanted to cut at the muzzle or carry precut patches.