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  1. Mar 15, 2019 #1

    E. B. Leland

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    Ok, I acknowledge from the start that this is pretty much off the wall, but I want to know.

    Last fall, while bird hunting with my 20 ga. flint, I had to answer the call of nature. Upon completion, I used some Cottonelle flushable wipes that I carry in my possibles bag for just such an occasion.

    I got to thinking that cleanliness is as good for one bore as another, so I took a piece of a new wipe and tromboned the old fuzee. Damn! That worked pretty well.

    I can’t believe I am the only one who has thought of this...anyone else tried it?
     
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    Yes, been there done that. Never tried it on a gun though. :confused:
     
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    Sure, kind of expensive though. A piece of cloth and a little soapy water will do the same.
    You can even mix a little soap and water together and carry it in an old eye drops bottle.
    Ya know what I've found(?) Guy's at work use those little "Energy Drinks", ya know, those little 2oz "5hr" things.
    Darn handy little bottle,, got a screw cap that seals water tight,,
     
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    Ya, good idea but I agree, a little expensive. energy drink bottle good but I found better! Those old cassette cleaning kits was rotting away in the garage as I started cleaning it. It is water tight and has a pull up tip that then dispenses as you squeeze. I use Dutch's Moose milk recipe and works great! I believe they came with alcohol originally.

    Never cleaned up in nature with them there disposables you mention. I have used the tops of socks and the bottom of T-shirts though:eek:
     
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    Whatever you do, just don't flush the flushable wipes down the toilet because they are not flushable.
     
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    I keep bore cleaner in an old saline nasal spray bottle. You have to pull the tip off and cut the little hose down to about 1/2 inch in length or you won't be able to use the bottle when tipped upside down. I keep two of these in my range box for when I need to dampen a patch for cleaning after several shots, and for field cleaning the bore before I head home.
     
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    Buy the Walmart Equate wipes. They are tough and cheap. Very useful when dry camping.
     
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    To clean up after a gutting or . . . #2 evacuation . . . but haven't tried as a firearm wipe.
     
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    I carry my cleaning soloution / alcohol in Cracker Barrel maple syrup bottles in my bag.

    It’s a glass bottle with a screw top, I put it and my flint wallet together and wrap them in my cows knee for extra protection .
     
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    A few decades back I got a sample of tampons in the mail. In a flash of brilliance, I decided to tie cord to each one to use as a field swab for my shotgun.

    After a day of bird hunting, I told the guys about my slick idea with a "watch this". I unscrewed my borecleaner bottle & dunked in a tampon, readying to push down the barrel, then retrieve with the attached cord --- never had a chance, since said dunked tampon absorbed ALL my borecleaner & expanded to completely fill the bottle, corner-to-corner. I had to pick it out with needlenose pliers. I still have the bottle & use it to this day.

    The wetwipes flush just fine - they're big enough to cut into 2 pieces, swo the4y don't get stuck in the pipes.
     
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    There are paper based wipes designed for flushing and household wipes that should not be flushed.
    Usually the ones for human consumption are flushable.
    I use household ones when I clean a gun, while I wait for the kettle to boil.
    They are binned or burnt.
     
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    Those wipes are handy in camp as well as a bottle of hand sanitizer . Hand Sanitizer cuts bp crud well too..
     
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    Stall-Mates flushable wipes, buy em by the box from Amazon. E.D.C. item, don't leave home, or the truck, without them.
    Never have used them in the bore of my firearm though. I have, carefully, used 2 of the alcohol prep wipes that I use on my pan and frizzen, to wipe the bore once.
     
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    I do not recommend flushing those wipes if you have a septic system. When the man comes to pump out the system there will be hundreds of them floating around the tank. They do not biodegrade like TP does.
     
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    That is a fact. There is also possibly some backhoe work involved if those clog a drain line to a septic tank.
     
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    wonder how corn cobs work for cleaning a barrel, they work for the other.
     
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    You need red and white corn cobs. You use the red ones first, then use a white one to see if you need another red one.
     
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    thats a good one, will have to remember that.
     
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    And works as a pretty good fire starter to hold the flame once started. Not "period correct" but good to know.
     
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    Well, this pretty much puts it to rest for me; no swabn'/cleaning the bore with wet wipes; or old socks.
    I hereby petition the tribe to take up the matter of changing Smokey's handle to "Smokey One Sock".
     
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