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Cheap effective cleaning option

Post by Jarhead » 29 Jul 2020, 8:46 pm

Hi all!

My wife is the best!

I was cleaning my Beretta 680 on the weekend. My wife was hovering around watching me. I pulled out a jag and cleaning rod and some patches and go to work.

My wife picked up the bag of patches and said, "These are really expensive." ---BORE SMITH COTTON PATCHES 12 GA 60 PKT - $18

I think to myself

< I married a smart, caring, beautiful & frugal woman......I am soooooo lucky!.....Please, please, please never let her find any of my gun receipts!!!!!!!>


I am putting the receipts in the gun safe right after I finish this post.......



She disappeared and came back a couple minutes later with a handful of small pressed cotton circles. "Try these," she says.

I pop one on a jag and it is a perfect fit thru the bore. They came out dirtier than the ones I bought from a gun shop- which tells me they are working better and removing more residue. They way they are shaped means you can reverse them and use the same one twice.

I say, "These are great! Did you just make them? We should go into business."

She laughs and tells me they are makeup removal pads- and they cost $2 at the reject shop and you get a pack of 160 for that.

I do the mental arithmetic......$18 for 60 is 30 cents each. These are $2 for 160- but you can use them twice so its really 320. That's 6/10 cents each. So they are 50 times cheaper than what I was using. I am going to stock up.....Thought I would share this.....

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Re: Cheap effective cleaning option

Post by on_one_wheel » 29 Jul 2020, 8:56 pm

Great hack!

Cheers for sharing

I hope you let her use some of your solvent to remove her makeup as thanks :thumbsup:
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Post by straightshooter » 30 Jul 2020, 7:55 am

Worn out pyjamas or bed sheets and a pair of scissors cost far less in the long run.
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Re: Cheap effective cleaning option

Post by Jarhead » 30 Jul 2020, 9:04 am

on_one_wheel wrote:Great hack!

Cheers for sharing

I hope you let her use some of your solvent to remove her makeup as thanks :thumbsup:



Bahahahaha!
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Post by Jarhead » 30 Jul 2020, 9:06 am

straightshooter wrote:Worn out pyjamas or bed sheets and a pair of scissors cost far less in the long run.


Thanks straightshooter. Can't argue with that.

I am just too lazy to get out the scissors and do the cutting.
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Savage MkII .22 (1040 fps)
1969 Mustang Fastback (227 fps)
Tikka T3 6.5 CM (2660 fps)

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Post by Noisydad » 30 Jul 2020, 10:50 am

Jarhead wrote:
straightshooter wrote:Worn out pyjamas or bed sheets and a pair of scissors cost far less in the long run.


Thanks straightshooter. Can't argue with that.

I am just too lazy to get out the scissors and do the cutting.

It’d be time better sent than watching tv!
There's still a few of Wile. E Coyote's ideas that I haven't tried yet.
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Post by marksman » 30 Jul 2020, 11:27 am

straightshooter wrote:Worn out pyjamas or bed sheets and a pair of scissors cost far less in the long run.


+1 cut to size by my wife :lol:

but l like the way your wife thinks, would she pay for them for you as well :unknown: that would be schmick :drinks:
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Post by TassieTiger » 30 Jul 2020, 12:48 pm

This is a Cool idea. My wife has some that’s impregnated with a light solvent - for removing nail polish as well...hmmm.
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Post by on_one_wheel » 30 Jul 2020, 1:28 pm

Check out these handy pull-throughs :thumbsup:
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Post by TassieTiger » 30 Jul 2020, 1:34 pm

Bahahawaha
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Re: Cheap effective cleaning option

Post by Larry » 30 Jul 2020, 2:58 pm

on_one_wheel wrote:Check out these handy pull-throughs :thumbsup:
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One calibre fits all. :oops: :lol:
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Post by marksman » 30 Jul 2020, 5:43 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Cheap effective cleaning option

Post by Jarhead » 30 Jul 2020, 8:39 pm

On_one_wheel.

Bahahaha.

Sigh.............Face Palm....
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Savage MkII .22 (1040 fps)
1969 Mustang Fastback (227 fps)
Tikka T3 6.5 CM (2660 fps)

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Re: Cheap effective cleaning option

Post by solarpak » 02 Aug 2020, 12:37 am

For the shotgun....toilet paper wound around a nylon 12 ga brush works to wipe out the dissolved plastic and crap.
I use water dispersant spray (the cheap $3 a can) stuff followed by a bronze brush - then the loo paper .

Worked for 20 years ........why spend $$$ on cleaning solvents when it comes to the shotgun with chrome lined bores and plastic wads !!

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Re: Cheap effective cleaning option

Post by Jarhead » 02 Aug 2020, 7:02 am

Good one solarpack!

Thanks for sharing!
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Beretta 680 Special Skeet 12G (1350 fps)
Savage MkII .22 (1040 fps)
1969 Mustang Fastback (227 fps)
Tikka T3 6.5 CM (2660 fps)

The Mustang looks the fastest but it's not.
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Re: Cheap effective cleaning option

Post by Larry » 04 Aug 2020, 1:49 am

Hot water and soap works wonders cant get much cheaper or simpler pur it dowm or plug the barrel and let it soak followed by a brush and a patch amd it will take the bulk of everything out very quickly.
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