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stash
February 25, 2010, 10:06 AM
I was in Cabelas and saw some OX-Yoke patches .44 cal and Cabelas also had their own patches for 6.00 per 100 count..
OX-Yoke is 12.99 "100ct" and SMELL" good" and Cabelas is about half that. Is there any real difference between the two? I mean Cabelas is half the price of Ox-Yoke.

Also--I need to get a powder flask and grain measurer. Any tips on what kind to type to get?--Metal or plastic?

Thanks!!

Stash

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SlamFire1
February 25, 2010, 10:28 AM
I have only used OX-Yoke patches and was amazed on how clean they kept the bore of my Third Model Dragoon and my 1858 Remington. Even with the heavy 40-50 grain charges of the third model.


Also--I need to get a powder flash and grain measurer. Any tips on what kind to type to get?--Metal or plastic?

I assume you mean a powder flask. I prefer the heavy brass ones.

stash
February 25, 2010, 10:31 AM
Yes--flask----typo--my bad

thanks for the reply!

stash

ClemBert
February 25, 2010, 11:48 AM
I use both Wonder Wads and Cabelas Wads. Both are the lubricated version and work fine. I only have one bag of Cabelas Wads but I noticed they tend to be "jucier" when you pinch them as compared to the Wonder Wads.

BullRunBear
February 25, 2010, 12:03 PM
I make my own felt wads with a homemade lube (the Gatofeo formula). But the Ox-Yoke wads are good. Check the store brand to see if they are as stiff as the Ox-Yoke. Some that I've tried in the past were very soft and didn't always ram down evenly.

I have come to prefer the heavy cylindrical brass flasks. The bottom unscrews and is easy to fill. I tape a label on each one with the type and size of powder. I also like the heavy brass adjustable powder measures. Sure they will tarnish but will last forever.

If you need a capper, I like the Ted Cash style. They are available in brass and german silver, hold a hundred caps, and are very well made and reliable. Another one-time purchase.

Hope this helps.

Jeff

oldpuppymax
February 25, 2010, 12:14 PM
You can get very nice brass flasks at the Possible Shop--Colt or Remington style. They go for $28.00. One is 4oz and the other 7 or 8. You can also purchase a brass funnel which screws into the top of the flasks. MUCH easier to load that way. The screws which hold the top on the flask are VERY tiny. I use a plastic see-through measure. Prefer it to brass as I like to see what I'm putting in barrel.

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