Proper use of the blowtube.

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Proper use of the blowtube.

Post by westerner » Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:53 am

Make sure the blowtube is away from your mouth as you suck in a large breath of air. Dont do it wrong to see what happens. Just take my word for it.
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Re: Proper use of the blowtube.

Post by Uriah » Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:58 pm

Wes,

No. You want to keep the lips on the pipe for exhale and inhale. That will guarantee that you give a very full exhale on the first blow :wink:

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Re: Proper use of the blowtube.

Post by McLernon » Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:12 pm

Just don't suck!!! :D

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Re: Proper use of the blowtube.

Post by Kurt » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:17 pm

All joking aside, inhale through your nose you will get more moisture while exhaling.

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Re: Proper use of the blowtube.

Post by John Boy » Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:03 pm

... and below 40% Relative Humidity - 12 strong puffs and above 40% RH - 5 puffs

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Re: Proper use of the blowtube.

Post by cpt dan blodgett » Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:03 pm

Fast and hard exhale or kinda slow and long or something in between?

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Re: Proper use of the blowtube.

Post by montana_charlie » Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:25 am

cpt dan blodgett wroteCOLONFast and hard exhale or kinda slow and long or something in between?
Long and slow ...
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Re: Proper use of the blowtube.

Post by Brent » Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:33 am

Proper use of a blow tube? Cut the flex tube off of the chamber insert and throw it away, or use for a beer-straw.
Bore out the chamber insert to fit wiping rod and use as chamber guide while wiping.

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Re: Proper use of the blowtube.

Post by macca » Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:15 pm

Im with you Brent. Two quick wipes with 1/10 soluble machine oil and water on the patch. Patch on a nylon bristle brush does it for me.
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Re: Proper use of the blowtube.

Post by montana_charlie » Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:10 am

(Off topic) macca, did you ever get your 38-55 cases long enough?
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Re: Proper use of the blowtube.

Post by macca » Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:36 pm

Hi Charlie - nope sold the gun - the chamber was cut incorrectly (to deep) ended up with 10 thou gap from the back of the case to the block face when the action was closed. Wayne was kind enough to find me two Brownings (40/65 and 45/90). I was able to find an 45/70 here. Ive already shot a couple of possibles with the 70. The 65 is now shooting 5 shot sub 1 inch groups at 100m. Im in the process of fireforming brass to size for the 90. Im really impressed with the Brownings.The gun I sold has been rebarreled and is now shooting excellently as well.
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Re: Proper use of the blowtube.

Post by Oregon Bill » Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:51 am

Twelve strong puffs? Bill? Bill? You still with us? GET THE OXYGEN BOYS!

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Re: Proper use of the blowtube.

Post by mdeland » Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:28 pm

Trouble with blow tubes is all the variables introduced with the use of this technique and one usually cannot ascertain a corrective need, from cause and effect, until they blow a shot. Wiping just provides a more easily attainable barrel constant that blow tubing has a hard time matching, in my experience. Mike D.

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Re: Proper use of the blowtube.

Post by Maj. Forrest Smith » Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:05 pm

Swiping can give you a consist barrel. That is what we are looking for, correct?

Now what variables are there in swiping?
1. What do you use to pre-wet the patches with, there has to be at least 12 or so combinations of solutions shooters are using out there.
2. How wet do you like them to be, dripping wet, some wet, just enough to feel them wet?
3. Do you use one or two wet patches? What type of container do you use to make it easy to pull the patches out under the clock.
4. Do you use a dry patch after the wet patch(s)
5. Do you use a chamber mop or not? If you use a chamber mop, are you careful not to going into the rifling? Or does it matter?
6. What type of swiping rod do you use? What do you do with your rod while you are shooting, so it isn't picking up dirt between shots.
7. What type of jag do you use if any?
8. How do you pick up your dirty patches? Do you have a box in front of the barrel? Just pick them up? Or are you one of those "bad" people that leave them on the range.
9. Do you use a pig bores in combination with a patch?

I guess my point is, there is more than just telling someone to swipe instead of blow tubing. If you feel swiping is the best course for him to go, lets give him some ideas how you successfully get that done. I will imagine there will be many different ideas on this subject also.
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Re: Proper use of the blowtube.

Post by montana_charlie » Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:39 am

Maj. Forrest Smith wroteCOLON 2. How wet do you like them to be, dripping wet, some wet, just enough to feel them wet?
If wiping solution squeezes out and drips down into the receiver when pushing the patch into the chamber ... that is too wet.

I find that 30 ml of 'moosemilk' will properly wet 45 round Arsenal (waffle cloth) patches.
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