Jag BrushTM Cleans Better than Patch Loops and Reduces Risk to Bore, Part IX: Effect of Circumference
Los Angeles, CA — because a Jag BrushTM has bristle tips distributed around its circumference, it spreads a patch evenly throughout a bore’s inner circumference. A patch loop does not spread fabric evenly. It means a Jag BrushTM gives complete cleaning coverage, while a loop may not.
We have all experienced loops getting stuck at bore entry or just after entry because they cannot handle the uneven pleating they create with a patch. We have all broken loops, especially plastic ones, because the loops could not stand up to uneven patch pleating. But a Jag BrushTM disperses pleating evenly, and its bristle flex gives it dynamic clearance at bore entry.
In fact, a Jag BrushTM can push a wide range of patch pleats into and through a bore. A Jag BrushTM at both its small and large diameter sections can press a single layer of patch into rifling. At its small diameter section, bristle flex gives it the ability to press more layers of pleats than the number capable by a loop. With care, one can make a Jag BrushTM perform extreme in a way that a loop cannot. Our Jag BrushTM can press doubled thick cotton patches through a bore. While doubling thick patches is not recommended, it demonstrates the wide range of pleating layers that a Jag BrushTM can press without becoming stuck in the bore.
Since it creates a smaller gap to bore wall than the gap created by a loop, a Jag BrushTM pushes a patch further into rifling. In contrast, the gap is large at the facial side of a loop, and at that side one cannot expect much pressure against the patch. Even at the profile side of the loop, the gap is larger than it is when created by a Jag BrushTM.
A Jag BrushTM reduces the risk to damage to a bore’s rifling. There is the fear when using a patch loop that an edge of the loop, especially an edge of a metallic one, would not be covered by the patch pulled through the loop’s eyelet, leaving the metal loop exposed. Compared to Jag BrushTM bristles, a loop is massive, and that mass can create a large coefficient of friction that possibly damages a bore.
David White +1 310-463-7811 (mobile) RigelProducts@yahoo.com