Tow Texture?

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    Smokey Plainsman

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    I’ve noticed two textures of tow. One is like hair, long neat fibers like this:
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    Other is scraggly with little bits and things in it, like this:
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    Which is best for cleaning out a muzzleloader?

    -Smokey
     
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    tenngun

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    I like the clean,but have used the rough with extra crap in it well for wad, I ‘feel’ it’s harder to clean with rough and tow worm.
    Rough can catch fire quicker, but good tinder grows on trees in the woods so I haven’t stated fires with tow for years.
     
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    Either one. Your barrel won't care. I have used both.
     
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    This tow came from a factory populated entirely by women.

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    This tow came from a factory populated entirely by men.

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    :D:D

     
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    I find the smooth tow good for swabbing barrels. Looks like the rough tow would be great for tinder.
     
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    Tow used for wiping was the rough stuff. The other fine stuff was spun.
     
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    Do any of you have any trouble using the tow on a patent breech?

    In addition, where can you buy the tow for the best prices?
     
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    I, too, am interested in a good place to buy tow.
     
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    Turkey foot traders and Townsends both have it. I did find a sight from India that would sell it in lots of 26 tons. A bit more then I need.
     
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    Maybe we could do a group buy!!! :D
     
  11. Dec 18, 2019 #11

    Cruzatte

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    I just checked the Townsends website. They carry jute, not tow. Sorry. I think they used to carry tow.
     

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