I have a question.
I've read all about cleaning with a carbon rod and a jag. OK, I understand the concept and I've purchased a jag kit (Tipton nickel plated), bore guide and a rod. However, any patch I use that is "supposed" to fit a certain size (e.g. the bag says "30 caliber" and I'm cleaning a 30-06) won't fit. I put the patch on the end of the jag and as soon as the jag/patch combo hits the rifle lands, it's stuck. Any effort to push it further eventually pushes the jag through the patch and then I've got a nice big hole.
There must be some incredibly obvious factor I've overlooked on "how to use a jag and patch."
If someone could enlighten me I'd be most appreciative.
P.S. the Otis system works relatively well, and is my favorite the past few years, but for various reasons I want to be able to use the rod-and-patch system too.