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Old November 17, 2012, 01:43 PM   #1
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garbage (literally) product warning.

I usually buy big packs of 3" patches & cut them to clean smaller bores. Every time I've bought "bulk packs of 3" patches" thats what I have recieved a big dollop of 3" square cotton fabric squares.

Until today!

I picked up several of the "Winchester" brand "200 X3" bulk cleaning patches" from Wally World & discovered to my horror the ziplocs are filled with literally trash fabric trimmings. Probably 70% of the small, randomly shaped, offcuts could not be made into a 1 1/2" patch, much less a 2" or 3"one.

The smaller patch size packs seem to contain normal patches, but all the 3" ones in 2 stores were literally bags of ripped, randomly shaped small rags for $6.00.

Buyer beware, check the contents before buying FRom now on I'llstick to my old time favourite fron the Southern Bloomer Mfg. Co. more patches that are actually patches for 2/3 rds of the price.
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Old November 17, 2012, 03:33 PM   #2
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If you go to the fabric store, they have all kinds of patch material. All you have to do is cut it into the size you want/need.

You can sit down in front of the idiots lantern and cut patches, with a adult beverage.
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Old November 17, 2012, 05:08 PM   #3
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I think you've utterly missed the point of the post. Let me simplify.

Winchester is selling small bags of garbage for $6.99.
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Old November 17, 2012, 05:17 PM   #4
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I have had the same experience with these Winchester patches from our local Walmart. I won't buy them again that's for sure.
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Old November 17, 2012, 05:32 PM   #5
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No I did Not miss the point-- I haven't bought patches in over 35 years! Just been cutting my own.
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Old November 17, 2012, 05:49 PM   #6
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I've never seen a patch kit.

http://reviews.walmart.com/1336/1464...ws/reviews.htm

This review says they're selling a bag of cut-to-size patches - do it yourself.

"CUT TO SIZE COTTON CLTHS, THE BAG HAS CALIBER CUT OUT SIZES PRINTED ON IT."
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Old November 17, 2012, 05:51 PM   #7
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Thanks for the warning.

I want to find those bulk GI patches.
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Old November 18, 2012, 10:06 AM   #8
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No I did Not miss the point
Yes you did. The post has nada, zip, zero, diddly to do with how you make patches. It has everything to do with a product sold with misleading information.

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"CUT TO SIZE COTTON CLTHS, THE BAG HAS CALIBER CUT OUT SIZES PRINTED ON IT."
I know, but please explain how you cut a 3" square out of a triangular shape the is only 1 7/8" wide at the widest point?

Never mind I give up, buy what you want & use it however you feel.
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