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Post by Bronko22000 23/01/22, 10:03 am

Sometimes my feeble mind gets to thinking so...: We all know (or those of us that have been shooting PRBs for a while) that ball size, patch thickness and type of lube play an important role in accuracy. But going through some of these threads on making patches I was wondering if anyone has ever ran a thorough test on the accuracy difference, if any, exist between round vs. square patches - all else being equal.
Would be interesting to find out.  I'd do it myself but I'm currently in FL and all my toys are in PA.  Any volunteers?
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Post by MNPaul 23/01/22, 12:52 pm

I’m also in Fl escaping the Mn winter this year but I have a Hawken with me that I’m sighting in in hopes of shooting a hog while I’m here. I’m going to the range this week and I’ll shoot with some square patches and let you how it works.

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Post by Bronko22000 23/01/22, 01:47 pm

Hey Paul shoot both and post the difference if any.  That would be great.
Where are you wintering? We're in Clermont.
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Post by MNPaul 23/01/22, 02:42 pm

Someone else probably has an answer to that already but I’ll shoot a couple comparison targets. We’re in Cedar Key about 55 miles southwest of Gainesville on the gulf. I’ve been shooting at a range in Gainesville. I tried shooting at a range south of me but they wouldn’t let me shoot black powder. Said the smoke disturbed the other shooters? First time I’ve run into that.

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Post by MNPaul 24/01/22, 04:02 am

Hey Bronko, I did a little search on round vs square patches. The consensus among shooters on another forum who tried them is that there’s no difference in performance. Just what I read. I have no direct experience.

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Post by Bronko22000 24/01/22, 08:52 am

Just as I suspected. For those who shoot a lot I watched a couple minute video on making patches. Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNNmCDwp8mM
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