Does it make any difference if patches or square or round? Square is a lot easier to make, but should I spend the extra time and energy to make them round? Does the shape of your patch really affect accuracy? Your comments are appreciated. Thanks!
Black Powder Maniac has a good idea. He has his strip of patching material then folds it in half lengthwise and make cuts almost across the material, leaving a strip with even cutouts every inch in a half or so.
He lays the now open patch on the barrel, pushes the ball in to the muzzle, and with a tug pulls the patching strip away.
I pre cut and lube a bunch of square patches and keep them in a Altoids type tin along with a half dozen balls. Makes easy and quick loading and I do a lot of small game hunting, Squirrels, birds, rabbits and use only head shots so I think there is no difference in accuracy.