What size flanelette should be used with the SA80 A2?

#2
Until somebody invents perforated rolls of flanelette, it's still going to be whatever size tears off.
 
#4
greengoblin said:
I heard it had changed recently?
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WAH deflector on*

unless they've changed the size of the barrel I very much doubt it.
 
#5
WAHmour 45x45mm

I saw some lad with far too much time with his hands and had cut about 50pieces with his gerber.All very pretty!
 
#8
didnt matter what size, i still got it stuck.
 
#9
Still had mongs get 45x45 stuck. Stupid beggars didn't spread it out.

Wasn't the DS answer " No greater than 45mmx45mm"
 
#10
Was it bad to watch some halfwit tear off what essentially was half a blanket then laugh when attempting to pull thru' it jammed in his barrel, it was even a bigger hoot when the pull thru' snapped. I apologise...
 
#12
back in the days... it used to be 2X4
 
#14
Padrat said:
back in the days... it used to be 2X4
Which raises a further and related question...

In the days of the good old trusty SLR, you cleaned with 4" x 2" but oiled with 4" x 11/2". So why is there no allowance for the swelling of the flanelette caused by the oil when cleaning the SA80?
 
#15
putteesinmyhands said:
Padrat said:
back in the days... it used to be 2X4
Which raises a further and related question...

In the days of the good old trusty SLR, you cleaned with 4" x 2" but oiled with 4" x 11/2". So why is there no allowance for the swelling of the flanelette caused by the oil when cleaning the SA80?
Change in oil?
Change in flannelette?
The realisation that they had been enforcing entirely pointless rules for however long, and the expansion is minimal (otherwise you would have to use 4 x 1.5 whenever it was raining, wouldn't you)?
 
#16
putteesinmyhands said:
Padrat said:
back in the days... it used to be 2X4
Which raises a further and related question...

In the days of the good old trusty SLR, you cleaned with 4" x 2" but oiled with 4" x 11/2". So why is there no allowance for the swelling of the flanelette caused by the oil when cleaning the SA80?
There is it should be 45x38, but nobody ever does!
 
#18
putteesinmyhands said:
Padrat said:
back in the days... it used to be 2X4
Which raises a further and related question...

In the days of the good old trusty SLR, you cleaned with 4" x 2" but oiled with 4" x 11/2". So why is there no allowance for the swelling of the flanelette caused by the oil when cleaning the SA80?
Wasn't it 4x2 for the barrel and 4 x1 1/2 for the gas chamber ? :?
 
#19
A DS on a recent course tried to tell me its been changed to 25mmx25mm recently. So I demonstrated to him that that size wouldnt offer any resistance or friction to a 5.56 barrel and would be competely ineffective. He walked away scratching his head.

I think some are confusing 'not more than 2.5 inches', which would equate to 48mm, (45 for cash!) with '25mm.'

Anyway. as long as there are no more than two blue lines on your flanelette, it should pull through. Even if it takes two of you! :x

polar69 said:
Wasn't it 4x2 for the barrel and 4 x1 1/2 for the gas chamber ? :?
4 by 2s and gas chambers? That's something else entirely, isnt it? :wink:
 
#20
polar69 said:
Wasn't it 4x2 for the barrel and 4 x1 1/2 for the gas chamber ? :?
No. The gas chamber was bigger. I cheated by wrapping 4 x 2 around the borebrush - worked just as well and arguably better.
 

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