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Elkextreme
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Oct-03-17, 
09:49 AM (MST)
"Fouled up barrel"

Im shooting blackhorn 209. After Im done shooting I always do a complete cleaning. While at the range today I was told by the range master that a ML just needs to be lightly scrubbed with bore brush than run 2 clean patches no solvent or oiling, clean the breach plug very well and your done put the ML away until next time This cleaning method is supposed to help with accuracy. Ive never done this. Ive always go the extra mile and clean as good as possible using bore brush, solvents and oils patches and clean the breach plugs and firing pin.
Has anyone ever used this method of not using solvents or oils?

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Fouled up ...  txhunter58      Oct-03-17   1 
  RE: Fouled up ...  elkassassin      Oct-03-17   2 
  RE: Fouled up ...  Elkextreme      Oct-03-17   3 
   RE: Fouled up ...  txhunter58      Oct-04-17   4 
    RE: Fouled up ...  Elkextreme      Nov-21-17   5 
     RE: Fouled up ...  txhunter58      Nov-21-17   6 
      RE: Fouled up ...  Elkextreme      Nov-21-17   7 
       RE: Fouled up ...  txhunter58      Nov-23-17   8 

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txhunter58
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Oct-03-17, 
02:59 PM (MST)
1. "RE: Fouled up barrel"

With Blackhorn only: If I am going to shoot again in the next 3-5 days, I will run a couple of dry patches down the barrel and that is it. Then reload as normal when I go to shoot again. Also, if I shoot a couple of days before leaving on a hunt, I will just run a couple of patches thru, then load when I get to hunting camp.

That said, if I shoot and it will be some time before my next shooting session, I will do a complete cleaning with solvent and even apply a light oil to barrel.

That said, I always remove the breechplug and clean out the primer pocket with a drillbit every time I shoot.

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Oct-03-17, 
05:07 PM (MST)
2. "RE: Fouled up barrel"

Well!

After Shooting about 45 Rounds out of My Remington Ultimate & Only Swabbing the Barrel 2 Times!

I Decided it was time for a Serious Clean Job!

Now I Don't Recommend this because there are a few things that can happen!

Pulled the Bolt Out!

Good GAWD was the Brecch Plug Tighter than a Nuns ####!

Took a Breaker Bar To Break it Loose!

Pointed the Barrel Down on a Piece of Heavy Cardboard!

Got a Can Of Heavy Duty Brake Cleaner with a Tube on it and I'm Telling You I Cleaned that F'N Barrel!

Had a .50 Caliber Brush & Cleaned the Barrel & The Breech Plug Threads!

Gave the Breech Plug the same Treatment!

Then I REM Oiled the Breech Plug after I Dried it out with Ether!

Coated the Threads really good High Grade/Hi Temp Silver Anti-seize!

Screwed it in & out a couple Times!

Lightly REM Oiled the Barrel & Swabbed it a couple Times!

Put it back together & Fouled the Barrel with One Shot!

WARNING:::

Do Not Get Brake Cleaner on your Stock or anything else besides the inside of the Barrel!

I Done No Damage to anything but it can happen!

You Shoulda Seen the BS that came out of that Barrel!

Back Me Off to 1,700 Yards,650 is a Little Close & I'm Not Comfortable with it!

A GUT SHOT at 1,700 Yards will Still Make Some Good BRAGGIN Rights so I Can Say I At Least Hit Him!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OsWQNYfEYo

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Oct-03-17, 
07:04 PM (MST)
3. "RE: Fouled up barrel"

Txhunter, thanks for your input, what you mentioned above is what I was told.

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txhunter58
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Oct-04-17, 
06:07 AM (MST)
4. "RE: Fouled up barrel"

You can get away with that with Blackhorn because it is basically a smokeless powder. But with any other powder, I do a complete clean the day I shoot. I have heard of some people who left Blackhorn for long periods of time that got some rust though

On my elk hunt just passed, We loaded up my brothers gun with BH on a Saturday morning. He then shot his bull on Tuesday morning and reloaded. We came home and I cleaned his gun on Saturday (1 week later) and barrel cleaned up great.

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Nov-21-17, 
01:39 PM (MST)
5. "RE: Fouled up barrel"

Wife has a hunt 1st week of December mine is the 2nd week. Were going to the range to put approx 4-5 shots a piece. Were shooting 209 blackhorn Would it be ok just to run a bore brush and a couple of patches. No solvent or oil?

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Nov-21-17, 
02:39 PM (MST)
6. "RE: Fouled up barrel"

I think you would be fine

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Nov-21-17, 
05:08 PM (MST)
7. "RE: Fouled up barrel"

Thanks Tx

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Nov-23-17, 
06:25 AM (MST)
8. "RE: Fouled up barrel"

One other thing I do. Lets say you shoot that last shooting session, and run a brush and patches down the gun and put it in your gun case and drive home. You have put a heated barrel in a case that doesn't breath well and if there is any condensation as it cools, you have locked it in the case and that might result in some moisture sitting there.

When I get home, I open the case and allow the gun to come to room temperature and run one more patch through it before I put it up again. Hopefully this will stop any moisture problems

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