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Old 06-01-2012, 04:39 AM   #1
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Default Patch Cutter for .32 cal

I want to cut my own patches for my .32 Cherokee but I was trying a hollow punch set on a piece of wood and it would not cut the ticking material. My question is do I need a wad cutter like from Dixie or do I just need a hardwood piece of scrap or like a piece of aluminum to put under the cutter? It just didn't penetrate the material like I thought it would. Perfect circle on the ticking but not cut through just embedded in the pine board.
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:40 AM   #2
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JL, round patches may satisfy your sense of symmetry but they add nothing to accuracy or effectiveness. Many side-by-side tests have proved that round patches and square patches shoot the same. Just cut those suckers square with scissors and be done with it.
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:17 AM   #3
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JL, round patches may satisfy your sense of symmetry but they add nothing to accuracy or effectiveness. Many side-by-side tests have proved that round patches and square patches shoot the same. Just cut those suckers square with scissors and be done with it.
Works for me then. I have plenty of ticking and a good pair of scissors. Headed to camp later today to sight it in. Will let you know how that went. Had cut them square, 3/4 inch and seems to be perfect size. Lubed with vegetable oil!

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Old 06-02-2012, 07:05 AM   #4
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If you want to cut round patches try getting a set of plug cutters from the hardware store and get a block of hard wood fire wood will do before it is split or a stump cut on the end of the grain not the side. It works quite well for me.I normally use 6 folds and cut 6 at a time if you fold your cloth so you can cut down a row it goes much faster.
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Old 06-04-2012, 05:02 AM   #5
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Thanks I will give that a try to....
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