Baby wipes

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Baby wipes

Post by R-71 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:35 am

Anyone ever cut these up and used them for between shots swabbing?

They do a pretty good job, not to wet and the solution that is in them really clean the BP and lube.

They're pretty inexpensive as well, I can make 9-12 patches from a single wipe depending on the the towel size.

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Re: Baby wipes

Post by Brent » Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:48 am

I don't use them between shots but I often use them at the end of the day. I'll take a half a sheet and run it through on a brush a couple of times. Works well for me. They are tough too, so they don't tear in the bore.
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Re: Baby wipes

Post by Oregon Bill » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:03 am

Good to know. Will add some to the kit.

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Re: Baby wipes

Post by Singleshot S.A. » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:31 am

Good to know, I wonder what's on them.

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Re: Baby wipes

Post by R-71 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:51 pm

Avoid the flushable ones, I found they tear.

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Re: Baby wipes

Post by Singleshot S.A. » Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:57 pm

The ones I have been using here in Oz are treated with Aloa Vera. I noticed at the World Long distance ML championship that the Spanish/Pedersoli team members were using Aloa Vera on a Pad, to roll their PP bullets on just prior to loading. !!
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Re: Baby wipes

Post by horseman308 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:37 am

I used these for the first time this week, and they worked great. I use the Huggies ones that are in bulk from Costco ('cause that's what we're using for my 2-y.o.). Cleaned up the bore nicely, and let me only having to swab the bore with a couple patches with Shooter's Choice once I got home.
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Re: Baby wipes

Post by Arnie » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:09 pm

I think the liquid part of the wipe is witch hazel ,not alcohol .

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Re: Baby wipes

Post by Old Soldier » Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:48 am

So following your advice, I took baby wipes to the range. They froze! Definitely not alcohol. That makes since as alcohol would dry out a baby's butt and really make them squeal. In fact I new that it was not alcohol, but have to experiment to see at what temp things freeze. At +20F baby wipes freeze. +20F is a rare warm day for here in December. It is normally -10 to -20F this time of year.
I usually pack alcohol to wipe between shots. Everything else freezes. Frozen fowling is hard on a bullet.
Obviously a blow tube won't work. Should you pucker up and blow down the barrel at -20F, you'll be trying to get back into the truck with 10 pounds of rifle stuck to your face.In that case I hope you have a truck and not a Ford Focus.
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Re: Baby wipes

Post by Brent » Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:17 am

subzero temps are not friendly to BPCRs in my experience. I prefer muzzleloaders and patched roundballs when it gets that cold, but mostly I try to, and generally can, avoid that level of cold. The luxury of living in a fairly tropical Iowa I guess. :)
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Re: Baby wipes

Post by Kurt » Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:39 pm

In the winter I use 50/50 RV antifreeze but I have had it turn to crystals when the temp gets to the near zero then I use it straight. Works well for me.
Even in the warm summer sun and winds it will keep the patches from evaporating like just water.

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Re: Baby wipes

Post by Old Soldier » Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:21 am

When it gets cold, i.e.: below -10F I can't easily get the balls down my ML barrel. Have used straight neatsfoot oil for patch lube. That works some. Mostly I leave the ML at home in the cold. Cold days are made for a Trapdoor. Plenty of room in the trigger guard for gloves, and a trigger pull I can feel through gloves.
This time of year cold is less of an issue than lack of light. If it is slightly overcast it never really gets light. I went out last week, and could not see .45 holes at 100 yards through a good scope. Had to shoot at 100 yards, too little light to see 200 yards. When it is clear it is because it is COLD. Oh well, we start gaining day light on 21 December.
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Re: Baby wipes

Post by horseman308 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:01 pm

See, this is why I like the South. It's not that I mind cold, per se. But my version of winter is one that starts in January and ends in February. 8)
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Re: Baby wipes

Post by Old Soldier » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:10 pm

We do October through May.
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Re: Baby wipes

Post by Brent » Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:27 am

I think we have given up on winter all together.
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