View Full Version : Bumper boys in the water
05-12-2007, 03:46 PM
Looking for suggestions for using Bumper Boy launchers around/in water. It seems that dummies won't shoot well when wet. Any great ideas for drying them between uses?
05-12-2007, 08:18 PM
- grab the wet bumper by its throw rope and spin your arm like a windmill. The centrifical force will get most of the water out.
- if you still have problems, carry a 12g shotgun cleaning jag and a piece of cloth to wipe them out.
05-12-2007, 11:04 PM
I carry a set of bumpers for each set of water marks and only use dry bumpers. Some of my older ones have cracks in the coating and become waterlogged. When I take 2 four shooters and plan on 2 sets of water marks where I will need all 8 bumpers per set up, I bring 16 bumpers.
I haven't noticed a problem with mine getting wet. I do spin them around, and haven't been using them very long.
Is a shotgun cleaning jag a wire brush? I've used the wire brush some, but am worried that maybe that is the wrong thing and I'm going to scrape up the inside of the tube.
05-14-2007, 07:04 AM
Here is pic of a jag. You poke a piece of rag into the slot and twist it around the body of the jag.
Thanks, I'm appreciative of the information, and impressed that you came up with a picture that fast.
05-14-2007, 07:28 AM
Google Image is a wonderful thing!
05-16-2007, 12:15 PM
Thanks for the tips -- I'll give it a try.
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