Jags or Loop?

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by littletoes, Jun 23, 2002.

  1. littletoes

    littletoes Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    362
    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2002
    Ran into a couple of guys around here who brought up an old question. I switched from a loop to a "jag" a few years ago, and have had better luck with it than I did with a loop. These guys are telling me that a loop works better now because sweets is now thicker. What does everyone here think?
     
  2. FatBoy...

    FatBoy... Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    284
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2002
    I use Harker Hale style wrap jags. Ever try and scrub with a loop?

    FatBoy...
     

  3. Darryl Cassel

    Darryl Cassel Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,757
    Joined:
    May 7, 2001
    Jags for sure.
    DC
     
  4. littletoes

    littletoes Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    362
    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2002
    Thanks Darryl, Fatboy, I ran a wet batch on a loop through just to see how it felt, very dissapointing. I'll stick to jags, littletoes.
     
  5. speedbump

    speedbump Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    397
    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2002
    Parher Hale wraparound jags in 223. Stab jags for the others.... I use a wool mop for Sweets & JBs.
     
  6. Gary Rihn

    Gary Rihn Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    128
    Joined:
    May 3, 2001
    I actually use both. The initial pass is with a loop. It seems to put a better, heavier coat of solvent in the bore. Let it sit a bit, then brush it. A little sit, then another patch in a loop to "flush" out the heavy crud from brushing. Then, I start running a tight jag, first with solvent, then without, till clean.