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Unread 01-27-2014, 01:13 PM
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How often do you clean your barrel?

Just wondering how often you guys like to clean your barrel? I know everyone has their own means and methods, and if you feel like describing it, i will definitely read it.
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    Unread 01-27-2014, 01:23 PM
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    Re: How often do you clean your barrel?

    I clean mine whenever they start throwing shots. That's when I know they get copper-fouled.
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    Unread 01-27-2014, 01:38 PM
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    Re: How often do you clean your barrel?

    My rem 700 .308 was at just over 1700 rounds with out cleaning it when I sold it, Shot exceptionally

    My new 6.5 Creedmoor is at around 600 rounds, Cleaned it the day I got it. and shooting very good also
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    Unread 01-27-2014, 02:21 PM
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    Re: How often do you clean your barrel?

    Somewhere between 150-200 rounds in my kreigers...sometimes longer..I may start letting them get near 300 before I swab because they always need about 40 shots to foul them back in.

    For a factory barrel I always had to clean by the time it neared 60-80 shots
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    Unread 01-27-2014, 02:36 PM
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    Re: How often do you clean your barrel?

    Think it is important to be consistent with interval and amount of cleaning. I shoot a factory barrel and it fouls quickly and seems to shoot faster and faster as it fouls. So to keep the shots in a zone speed wise and accuracy wise I do this:

    shoot 25
    2 passes with bore snake
    shoot 25
    2 passes with bore snake
    shoot 25
    2 passes with bore snake
    shoot 25
    clean standard way and remove copper and carbon
    shoot 25
    etc.

    Seems when I do this, after the copper clean it takes about 10-12 shots to get back in the zone. I know the next 15 or so shots will be right on at longer ranges. Then after the bore snake, it only takes about 2 shots to be back in the zone. This way I can pretty well predict how it will shoot at any given time in that 100 shots.

    Have a couple of custom barrels that I just patch clean about every 50 rounds or so and run a nylon brush through every now and then if it seems to need it. Much easier..
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    Re: How often do you clean your barrel?

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    My rem 700 .308 was at just over 1700 rounds with out cleaning it when I sold it, Shot exceptionally

    My new 6.5 Creedmoor is at around 600 rounds, Cleaned it the day I got it. and shooting very good also
    I've cleaned my 5R .308 I think twice... as well. And that was the day I got it, and then about a year ago. It shoots better dirty. It also shoots better with a warm/hot barrel. Craziest thing I've ever seen.
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    Re: How often do you clean your barrel?

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    Think it is important to be consistent with interval and amount of cleaning. I shoot a factory barrel and it fouls quickly and seems to shoot faster and faster as it fouls. So to keep the shots in a zone speed wise and accuracy wise I do this:
    Im seeing signs of this same problem with my rifle
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