Cutting Die Finished for 17—20 Caliber Triangle PatchTM
Los Angeles, CA — Rigel Products began production of a 17-and-20 caliber Triangle PatchTM to meet demand for a high quality dependable cleaning patch for these smallest bores. Its area is based on the 7/8” square patch, but its sides, being 1.33 inches, are much longer than 7/8 inch. Its radius at 0.77 inch is 24% longer than the 0.62 radius of 7/8-inch square patch. The increased side length and radius means the new Triangle PatchTM reaches farther down a jag than a square patch, and it results in more fabric being pushed against the bore wall. The notches in our triangular patch give it further dominance over the commonly used 0.75-inch or 7/8- inch square. While a 7/8-square can be difficult to push down a 17 bore, being dependent on jag diameter and patch thickness, the 1.33-inch Triangle PatchTM avoids becoming jammed at the same time it pushes more fabric into rifling. The notches reduce over pleating to prevent our patch from getting stuck.
The patch design and dimensions were completed using formulas and testing procedures developed by Rigel Products. The triangular shape with notches in the sides follows the patent-pending design of previous caliber Triangle PatchesTM already put onto the market by Rigel Products under the Boresmith brand. When used with a long jag, the patch’s long radius allows users to press more exposed fabric along the bore wall than they do when pushing a square patch. The Triangle PatchTM works even better with our factory sample 17-cal Jag BrushTM, and those Jag BrushesTM will become available in 2012. Our Jag BrushesTM push more of the patch against a bore wall without getting stuck.
The 17-to-20 cal patch is anticipated by some of our end customers who reach us through the online store. Customers express frustration with prior art products for cleaning these small bores.
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Shane Smith +1 310-463-7811 (mobile) RigelProducts@yahoo.com