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Old 11-11-2017, 6:18 PM
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Default Is it ok to clean guns with cotton pads?

I have a bunch of cotton pads lying around and I was just wondering if it's ok to clean the barrel of a gun using that instead of regular gun cleaning patches. These are the kind of cotton pads I'm talking about:
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Old 11-11-2017, 6:23 PM
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When you cut those to run it through the barrel it is going to leave fiber's and fuzz behind.

I don't think I have bought gun patches in about 25 years, old t-shirts work just fine.
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Old 11-12-2017, 1:10 AM
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When you cut those to run it through the barrel it is going to leave fiber's and fuzz behind.

I don't think I have bought gun patches in about 25 years, old t-shirts work just fine.
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Old 11-12-2017, 4:37 AM
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When you cut those to run it through the barrel it is going to leave fiber's and fuzz behind.

I don't think I have bought gun patches in about 25 years, old t-shirts work just fine.
^^ yes. You get to cut them to size, and there's a seemngly endless supply.

Id say give the pads a try and see if they work. They certainly wont hurt your barrel.
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Old 11-12-2017, 8:27 AM
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Old 11-12-2017, 8:41 AM
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Yes but those flat cotton balls will disintegrate in the barrel.
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Go for it. I'd suggest the last pass thru should be a well oiled patch to get any fibers that you may have left in the barrel.
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