Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by Rembrandt, Mar 6, 2021.
What's your gun mat like?
They come in handy for all sorts of home and auto projects used as floor sliders, shims, antisqueek foam, etc. Ive even used them as riflestock bedding material.
An old towel is what I used for most of my shooting life, but a couple of years ago I bought one of these Lyman mat's from a local gun store.
I like it a lot. It is real nice having those little divided sections and a raised edge all around to keep stuff from rolling away.
I think you'd like the Lyman mat that I linked to above.
Most often it goes on the floor to protect the brass buttplate on my flintlock while swabbing the barrel.
It has also been doubled and curved in a U and used as a vice jaw protector.
If I remember it, I bring it along to the club shoots to ground my rifle butt during cease-fire.
Tshirts get cut into cleaning patches.
Yes, I've used newspapers, and still do on occasion when I'm doing something quick and don't want to break out the Lyman mat. I still get the local paper delivered, but it seems like the delivery person does it as a hobby. Sometimes it's early, sometimes it's late, sometimes it doesn't arrive.
It is handy to just chuck the paper in the recycle bin when you're done.
I have also used old rubber bath mats
Neither holds oils or solvents and keeps the guns from slipping.
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