Cloverleaf patches

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  1. Mar 10, 2019 #1

    Axman

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    Just curious if anybody had ever used cloverleaf patches that Lehigh Valley sold for a while.
    Thanks
     
  2. Mar 10, 2019 #2

    tenngun

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    No I never did. I thought it a clever marketing idea. But I don’t think shape of patch has any effect on the shot. Round square triangle all the same as long as the ball has got patch all around.
     
  3. Mar 10, 2019 #3

    Bearkiller

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    I've used the October Country Dry Daisy Shooting Patches. Didn't see any difference in accuracy. They do seem to start easier since there is no bunching up around the ball. Other than that they are just a novelty.
     
  4. Mar 10, 2019 #4

    Carbon 6

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    Lube and thickness are more important than shape. Shape is almost irrelevant.
     
  5. Mar 10, 2019 #5

    EC121

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    I tried some, and they were so loosely woven that they flew apart. No more for me. I use heavy awning canvas with a smaller ball or regular canvas(left over from my wife's primitive clothes making) with a regular .010" undersize ball..
     
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    Carbon 6

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    Hmm, Does seem like each valley between the petals would be a potential starting place for a tear to develop.
     
  7. Mar 11, 2019 #7

    EC121

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    I bought two thicknesses. One was like gauze and the other wasn't much better. I think I used them up as cleaning patches.
     
  8. Mar 13, 2019 #8

    Ames

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    Could be just my imagination, but when I tried them my groups opened up. No thanks. I'll stick with traditional patching.
     

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