Patch Box

Discussion in 'Muzzleloaders' started by Trad-hunter, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. Trad-hunter

    Trad-hunter Active Member

    Oct 22, 2007
    S W Mo.
    Just wondering if any of you traditional guys ever carry anything in your patch box? I never have.
     
  2. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    I have a few pillow ticking patches in there, but never use those...:shrug:

    I reck'n i just put em there, cause I could.....:rof2:
     

  3. Trad-hunter

    Trad-hunter Active Member

    Oct 22, 2007
    S W Mo.
    They sure look good! I thought about throwing a few patches in mine but I thought they might draw moisture.
     
  4. Curtis

    Curtis Active Member

    If you take the bolster screw out to pour a pinch of powder down that hole, it would be a great idea to have a spare screw in that box :D
     
  5. Trad-hunter

    Trad-hunter Active Member

    Oct 22, 2007
    S W Mo.
    Sounds like the voice of experience.
     
  6. sharps4590

    sharps4590 Well-Known Member

    Jan 7, 2010
    Northern Ozarks
    Pretty much like c'joe. I have put patches in them but never really used it for such. I always carry patching pre-lubed in a strip 3-4 inches wide and about a foot long. Don't see how a grease lubed patch could draw moisture but I guess they can dry out. Some of those patch boxes are works of art....
     
  7. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    I used to keep a cleanin jag in there too.... But, don't anymore.:thinking:
     
  8. Trad-hunter

    Trad-hunter Active Member

    Oct 22, 2007
    S W Mo.
    [rquote=1891622&tid=131736&author=sharps4590]Pretty much like c'joe. I have put patches in them but never really used it for such. I always carry patching pre-lubed in a strip 3-4 inches wide and about a foot long. Don't see how a grease lubed patch could draw moisture but I guess they can dry out. Some of those patch boxes are works of art....[/rquote] I was thinking of dry patches. I too carry rolled up strips of prelubed pillow ticking for my patch and ball combo.
     
  9. Curtis

    Curtis Active Member

    [rquote=1891332&tid=131736&author=Trad-hunter]Sounds like the voice of experience.[/rquote]

    Yeah, aparently I started the screw back in and forgot to use the screwdriver. So I shot a deer and the screw blew out the side :eek:
    Thankfully, there was no major damage to the threads.

    Good thing no one was standing next to me :whistle:
     
  10. hun10

    hun10 Senior Member

    Nov 29, 2006
    Up A Creek
    Nothing for me.