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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-24-2015, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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Fabric Store Find

Went to where I normally get pillow tic for the muzzy only to find out they no longer carry 100% cotton tic.Went to another very old local store that is stacked with SOOO much fabric you can hardly walk.Here they had more options than I could dream of.Must have had 9 types.Only measured a few.
Red stripe in .010 AND .020
Black stripe in .018
Blue in .017-.018
Brown I didn't measure
Green stripe in .015
all in 100% cotton!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-25-2015, 11:32 AM
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Re: Fabric Store Find

Hunters have to realize that it is a non-gun fabric center with great material for use in muzzleloading hunting.
Usually got my patching material and cleaning cloths from a fabric center, especially when the local gun shops didn't carry much in the flintlock line.

Once found some foam material from a fabric center that proved great for the seat/backing of an old tree stand, that incidentially made the tree stand better than the original.
Found a lot of things for the stand and stuff for archery in a hardware store. Found plumbing rubber washers worked in archery. Found oil for diy muzzleloading cleaning "moosemilk" in an automotive shop. Found that a mixture of petroleum jelly and vegetable shortening from Walmart worked "greasing" up the muzzleloading patches and "greasing" up leather boots. Foam sheeting in a hardware big box store to make archery targets for twenty years.
Pipe insulators to use on a tree stand.

Found a lot of stuff not made just for hunting. Adapt and adapt is my by word.
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Re: Fabric Store Find

I've been using denim for patching. Works great, fired patches look almost good enough to re-use!
For cleaning patches, my wife looks for flannel bed sheets at yard sales. I have to cut them to size, but they wsork well also.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-26-2015, 03:13 AM
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Re: Fabric Store Find

my local walmart has cotton ticking....

exocet w/STS, munch mount
boo string and trigger
2117 w/ blazer vanes and brass inserts
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