Napiewr Cleaning Kits

Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by DeanB, Oct 16, 2015.

  1. DeanB

    DeanB Member

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    The "Instructions for Use" in the Napier pull though kit for air rifles states
    NEVER USE FIELD PATCHES FOR CLEANING THE INSIDE OF THE BARREL OR ATTACH THEM TO THE CABLE LOOP.
    The information on the packaging of Field Patches states USE WITH PULL THROUGH OR JAG TO PROTECT BARRELS.
    Before I ask Napier, any thoughts on whether the patches are suitable for cleaning the inside of barrels on air rifles?
    Cheers.
    Dean
     
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    Ratinator Well-Known Member

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    No

    The wipes are for the surface of the gun Dean , the blue patches are for the barrel rifling.
    I think it means as a part of rifle care with the kit.
     
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  3. Gary Martin

    Gary Martin sultans of spring

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    if by field patches, you mean the ones that come in a sealed pouch to keep them moist, they are for the external parts of the weapon, as Simon says, (put your hands in the air) the blue strips are for the rifling.
    Gary.
     
  4. DEAN C.

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    I was reading my field patches instructions in the kit tonight by coincidence, and it clearly states for external parts and to be used with pull through or jag for barrel, as Dean B stated. .............Confusing.

    I know that they are generally supposed to be for external use but it clearly states on the packet that it can be used for protecting inside barrel using pull through. I just presumed that you used the blue strips for cleaning and the saturated patches for leaving a protective coating, that's what it says, but I haven't tried it yet on a pull through as I dont do my cleaning like that.

    I only got my Napier kit out to use the spray tin for coating my VFG felts to use on the rod for a light pull through.

    Dean C agreeing with Dean B........:cool:
     
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    Lavant_Lad Old Git.

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    Napier cleaning kit use.

    If you go onto the Napier web site there's a video explaining how to use their kit on air rifles. Enjoy.:)
     
  6. DeanB

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    Thanks to Dean C for the support and Lavant_Lad for the direction. I've always used the blue patches with Napier Gun Cleaner. Might give the airgun spray a try. Have to say I don't fancy spraying down the barrel. It will go on the patch first.
    Thanks.
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    Not too much

    Just be mindful of excess squeezing out of the patch down the transfer port,You only need a couple of dabs on the patch to see results.
     
  8. DeanB

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    Cheers.
    Dean
     
  9. stryder5

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    Napier Patches

    The patches for barrel cleaning can be expensive, I have found a great alternative.

    Women's nail parlours use untreated patches for varnish removal, a perfect substitute, 2 patches for .177, 3 patches for .22.

    Available on eBay about £3 for 500.
     
  10. DeanB

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    Think I'd worry about them not being strong enough and tearing apart in the barrel. Do you them much (for the gun, I mean) and have you had any problems with them. Looks like it could be a good thing.
    Cheers.
    Dean
     
  11. Jezza

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    A cheaper alternative to the Napier patches is a kitchen cleaning cloth, also known as Jay clothes, cut into strips 1/2" wide and 2" long, use 2 patches for .177
    Clothes are 10 for £1 from Poundland, and about 150 patches per cloth, cheep as chips :D

    Ian
     
  12. SteveC200

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    Chopped up old white cotton T-shirt- free.
     
  13. stryder5

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    No they are really strong, no breakages, used them for the last 15 months.
     
  14. DeanB

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    Thanks.
    Dean
     
  15. DeanB

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    What bore have you got? I couldn't get a bit of tee shirt down my barrel (.177")
    Unless it was cut into very,very thin strips. Sounds like worth trying.
    Cheers.

    Dean
     

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