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Pillow ticking

Anybody use it? I bought some blue striped ticking thinking about using it for my .32 cal cva. Is it always consistent in its thickness? Do you pre cut or cut on the barrel?
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Re: Pillow ticking

I precut all of mine. Saves me a lot of time at the range and in the woods. When a local mill went out of business some years ago, I bought all their remaining stock for $.29 a square yard.

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Re: Pillow ticking

Are you not supposed to wash this before using it to get the sizing chem out of it? Also,i guess it makes it easier to use?

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Re: Pillow ticking

Sizes vary, best to mic them with calipers.

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Re: Pillow ticking

My favorite patch material!

I always buy them precut...

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Re: Pillow ticking

I take a dial caliper in the fabric store with me.
USUALLY red stripe-.010,Green- .015,Blue- .018.
Make sure it is COTTON not synthetic.
I hand wash/rinse.Hang to dry.
I have a jar of lube recipe that I put the whole piece of material in.Take it out to let it dry flat.
I then cut with an old paper cutter.The kind with a long knife and inch measurements on the side table.Makes cutting and measuring real fast.Square or round patches make no difference.A scissors works as well.
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Re: Pillow ticking

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Sizes vary, best to mic them with calipers.
You have to pay attention to the weave on it too. Some that is being passed off as pillow ticking wouldn't pass the feather pillow test. Picking pin feathers all night...
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Re: Pillow ticking

I've cut my own and or bought them pre-cut with butter already on. On the great Amazonian site they're pretty cheap, so why mess around with all the cutting and lubing mess. Wally Mart has decent ticking fairly cheap. I've recently ready that ticking is good for cleaning patches too..??

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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-23-2015, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Pillow ticking

My local gun stores dont have .32 cal stuff. Its a 2 hr ride to Wheelng Cabelas to get patches so I had my wife stop at a fabric joint to get ticking. The stuf she bought is the blue stripped material and does appear to be cotton. Im going to wash it and check its thickness after drying. I believe the white patches bought at the gun shops are .015.
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Re: Pillow ticking

Yes should wash it and put in dryer it will tighten it up. It is all I use for patches. When at range and doing woods walks I pre cut and spit lube them While hunting I use pure mink oil. I typically cut like a 1 1/4 in squares for my 54 cal

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