Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Dislikes Dislikes:  0
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Patch problems

  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2019

    Patch problems

    Hey guys! Iím doing my initial cleaning on a new 110 .308 and Iím having trouble with my patches not pushing through. This is my first rifle and Iím worried about bending the rod. Iím using 1-1/2 x 1-1/2 patches with a Tipton ultra jag. Itís getting stuck almost in the beginning. Any suggestions or words of wisdom would be appreciated. Thanks in advance

  2. #2
    Administrator J.Baker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    NW Ohio
    Trim your patches down 1/4" at a time until they go through more easily. Some patches are made of thicker material than others which can also pose a problem. In that case you might try a 7mm jag with the full uncut patch just to see how that is.

    Also, make sure you run a wet brush through the bore a couple times before trying to push a patch through. Trying to get a patch through a dry dirty bore is always a challenge.
    "Life' is tough. It's even tougher if you're stupid." ~ John Wayne
    ďUnder certain circumstances, 
urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.Ē óMark Twain

  3. #3
    New Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2019
    The patches I just bought today are pretty thin than I’m use to and I was just thinking about trying a 7mm jag. Thanks for the quick reply

  4. #4
    Team Savage
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    I keep a pair of kindergarten scissors in the zip lock bag holding the patches so I cut as needed depending on barrel diameter.

  5. #5
    Basic Member Robinhood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Bayou Country
    Yep, those jags are sensitive to cloth thickness and dimensions. I think they have suggested sizes for each jag. I have rounded the patches before also along with trimming sides.
    One Cannot Be PC And Be Intellectually Honest!

  6. #6
    Basic Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    las cruces, nm
    Instead of buying and trimming patches I use old bed sheets. That way I can rip them the width I want and roll up the strips. Then I cut off what I need for cleaning each time.

    If really in a bind you can just buy a single flat sheet for cheap.

  7. #7
    Team Savage short round's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Georgetown, ohio
    One thing to do is put patch on jag off the center of patch, the more off center the easier it will go thru bore.

  8. #8
    Team Savage gumbo333's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Is it really necessary to even use a jag? Just put your soaked patch thru a cleaning patch loop, or wrap a strip around an older worn brass brush (or smaller caliber brush) and push the cleaning rod from breach to muzzle. If you can access the breach. Same with the dry patch. Has worked for me for nearly 50 years.

Similar Threads

  1. B-Mag Series: B-Mag Problems
    By GaCop in forum Savage & Stevens Rimfire Rifles
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 03-30-2015, 06:06 AM
  2. B-Mag Series: What cleaning patch on your 17cal?
    By fla9-40 in forum Savage & Stevens Rimfire Rifles
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 01-21-2015, 07:01 PM
  3. Savage 99: 99E problems
    By whomeno in forum Vintage Savage/Stevens/Fox Firearms
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-26-2014, 09:26 PM
  4. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 09-24-2010, 05:33 PM
  5. .270 patch size?
    By mchef in forum Savage 110-Series Rifles
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 07-19-2010, 05:23 PM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts