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    Vfg cleaning felts

    Has anyone used the vfg felts cleaning system? If so what did you think!?

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    I use it in the .22lr and .223rem (same jag). It's useful but not as good as a nice tight fitting bit of 4x2 as the felts aren't really that tight in the bore.

    I purchased mine from Frankonia about 7 or 8 years ago. I purchased two bags of 500 felts thinking that I would use them much quicker than the rate that I have been using them. I still have about 950 left but I think they must be breeding in the box because the number in the box never seems to go down.

    A friend uses them in his .308 and swears by the system but I think that perhaps he isn't as demanding as me in his cleaning regime.
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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    That's interesting to hear. I think they might be good for applying bore paste? I take it you haven't tried the ones with the brass thread woven in to them?

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    No I haven't tried those. Yes I would think that a paste would work on the felt pads.
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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    Hi Danny

    I've tried both, I use the ones with the Brass threads after I've been down the range. I have to say that I find the system works really well and would recommend them to anyone. Although the felts are a little hard to find in the UK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cry Havoc View Post
    Hi Danny

    I've tried both, I use the ones with the Brass threads after I've been down the range. I have to say that I find the system works really well and would recommend them to anyone. Although the felts are a little hard to find in the UK.
    +1 very good system.

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    I love the VFG stuff, it is handy, a lot easier to use than 4x2 and the felts make it easy to apply copper solvent, bore paste, oil or whatever.
    As for getting a good tight fit to bore like using 4x2, simply put two felts on the end of the cleaning rod and tighten them down a bit.
    The felt nearest the cleaning rod will bulge slightly and this will ensure a good clean.
    I buy mine via
    http://www.edinkillie.co.uk/ecatalog..._description=1
    They usually stock .177, .22, 6mm, 6.5mm and 7.5mm in normal and "intensive" (the sort with the brass thread woven in).
    I usually find that it's unnecessary to use more than one intensive felt to get a decent cleaning job done even on the F-class rifle.
    For my stalking rifles a couple of felts soaked in carbon solvent followed by 5 or 6 clean dry felts is usually enough for a good cleaning job.
    I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, but it was only some fecker with a torch bringing me more work

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    Great thanks guys I think ill be buying some felts and addaptor for this system!

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    Thanks for the heads up on the intensive felts guys, I will have to give them a go. At the same time thanks for making me look at the website again. There is certainly a lot more information on it than when I last looked some years ago and as a result I will be changing how I use the system.

    I was shown the system some years ago by a friend and it seems that I may have been shown not quite right and have not been using the felts to best advantage for some time now.
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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    +1 on what Geoshot said. Have used them in 22, 26 and 30 cal. No complaints.

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