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Offline MuskratMike

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Patch holder
« on: February 16, 2020, 08:58:52 PM »
Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best ideas. At a shoot yesterday I saw this hanging from a gentelmans bag. If you precut and oil your patches some put them in the patchbox, some put them in a tin, some leave them loose in the bag and I have seen some hang them from a wire on their bag. This seems to be the best idea yet. Just oil them or leave dry if spit patching, fold over and insert. Going to make a couple and try them out.
the "Muskrat's" idea of the day.

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Offline Bob McBride

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Re: Patch holder
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2020, 09:08:17 PM »
Looks like a harmonica reed. I think you name it the “Dylan Patch Dispenser”

BTW I’ll get your books out Tuesday. Still loaded up with hydrocodone and bed bound for a few days yet.

Offline Daryl

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Re: Patch holder
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2020, 11:35:33 PM »
Interesting, Mike, especially if dry.  Running a needle & thread (heavy) through a stack of precuts, then tying a not on one end and the other on your bag's strap,
gives you a stack of pre-cuts you just pull the bottom one off, over the knot. Couple guys at our club do this.

I usually lube my patches as I've pretty much run out of spit, these days. The lubed pre-cuts are kept in tins like a Sucrets tin, or the ones Track sells as snuff or
tinder boxes. The 2 3/4" round tins are really nice for this. I do also have 2 of the hinged tins, though, like the 2 at the top and 2 at the bottom of the page.

https://www.trackofthewolf.com/List/Item.aspx/23/1

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Re: Patch holder
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2020, 12:08:20 AM »
Really interesting patch holder. What is it made of?

Offline Smokey Plainsman

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Re: Patch holder
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2020, 01:16:11 AM »
Looks like a harmonica reed. I think you name it the “Dylan Patch Dispenser”

BTW I’ll get your books out Tuesday. Still loaded up with hydrocodone and bed bound for a few days yet.

Ought to be careful because a strong gust might have those patches “blowin’ in the wind”! :D

Offline MuskratMike

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Re: Patch holder
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2020, 01:21:50 AM »
Top: it is made of leather. From the looks he punched a series of holes to make the slots. The patches are folded in half and fit tightly so no chance of blowing out.
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Offline John SMOthermon

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Re: Patch holder
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2020, 01:45:37 AM »
I like it MM,

But I’d have patch lube on my shirt, right by the bacon grease.......

Now there’s a thought! Bacon Grease Lube! Thanks
Smo

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Offline Pukka Bundook

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Re: Patch holder
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2020, 05:52:34 AM »
I pre-soak a length of linen patching in deer tallow, and when dry, cut it nearly through into square patches.

These hang in a length from my pouch by an iron hook, (bit like a fish -hook) Very easy to tear one off, and square patches shoot as good as round.

Offline longcruise

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Re: Patch holder
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2020, 06:24:09 AM »
Being a muzzle cutter, I slit a ribbon of lubed patch material at one end and hang it from a shirt button at muzzle height.
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Offline steven baker

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Re: Patch holder
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2020, 10:19:42 AM »
Hi Muskrat guess what I am going to make next?
Just like yours, take care Steven.

Offline bob in the woods

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Re: Patch holder
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2020, 03:55:00 PM »
I do the same as what Daryl described re the knotted string .  I carry a small eyeglass washer pump/spray bottle of lube
in my pocket.  This is for trail walks or small game hunting. Otherwise, if not using paper cartridges [ small bore ] when hunting, I have a small container as shown for lubed patches. The flip type lid is a lot easier to use than the usual 2 piece can and lid

Offline Smokey Plainsman

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Re: Patch holder
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2020, 07:21:11 PM »
Top: it is made of leather. From the looks he punched a series of holes to make the slots. The patches are folded in half and fit tightly so no chance of blowing out.

It was a poor attempt at another Bob Dylan reference LOL

Offline Bob McBride

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Re: Patch holder
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2020, 09:44:57 PM »
Top: it is made of leather. From the looks he punched a series of holes to make the slots. The patches are folded in half and fit tightly so no chance of blowing out.

It was a poor attempt at another Bob Dylan reference LOL

I totally missed that.  ;D Clever. I’m a bit slow until I’ve had 8 cups of coffee. Which I never have.