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I’ve noticed two textures of tow. One is like hair, long neat fibers like this:

Other is scraggly with little bits and things in it, like this:

Which is best for cleaning out a muzzleloader?

-Smokey
 

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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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I’ve noticed two textures of tow. One is like hair, long neat fibers like this:

Other is scraggly with little bits and things in it, like this:

Which is best for cleaning out a muzzleloader?

-Smokey
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.



This tow came from a factory populated entirely by men.



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

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