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Unread 01-30-2014, 08:08 PM
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Re: How often do you clean your barrel?

clean when shots open up or whenever
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    Unread 01-31-2014, 09:39 AM
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    Re: How often do you clean your barrel?

    Clean after every shooting session with exception of fouling (3) before a hunt. Working on 2 new barrels right now with less than 100 each down the tube, 20 rounds at a session or less = complete clean with nitro and copper solvents. To each there own but it is almost therapeutic to me.
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    Unread 01-31-2014, 01:17 PM
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    Re: How often do you clean your barrel?

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    Clean after every shooting session with exception of fouling (3) before a hunt. Working on 2 new barrels right now with less than 100 each down the tube, 20 rounds at a session or less = complete clean with nitro and copper solvents. To each there own but it is almost therapeutic to me.
    Factory barrels or custom?
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    Unread 01-31-2014, 04:46 PM
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    Re: How often do you clean your barrel?

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    Factory barrels or custom?
    Both factory Remington

    1. 783 in 7mm mag shooting 168 LRAB .212" @ 100 yards
    2. Remington SPS Take off Barrel 7mm STW on an old 700 action 160 gr. Nosler accubond .287 @ 100.

    I have shot 200 yard groups with the STW that are still well under an inch, will do the same with the 7 mag soon and continue to stretch the distance to see where she goes.
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    Unread 01-31-2014, 08:24 PM
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    Re: How often do you clean your barrel?

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    Both factory Remington

    1. 783 in 7mm mag shooting 168 LRAB .212" @ 100 yards
    2. Remington SPS Take off Barrel 7mm STW on an old 700 action 160 gr. Nosler accubond .287 @ 100.

    I have shot 200 yard groups with the STW that are still well under an inch, will do the same with the 7 mag soon and continue to stretch the distance to see where she goes.
    That is Nice!!!!
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    Unread 02-07-2014, 07:52 PM
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    Re: How often do you clean your barrel?

    I let my gun tell me when it wants to be cleaned When my groups open up thats when i clean it! Example, my custom 223 likes 300 rds. My 308 and 284 shehane like 200 rds. my 338 lapua 100 rds.
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    Unread 02-11-2014, 06:56 AM
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    Re: How often do you clean your barrel?

    It depends on the specific rifle and how long it will shoot to POA without accuracy, or velocity/ES changes. I like my hunting rifles to hold for at least 100 rounds, my competition rifles, 200. Unless subjected to rain, etc., I will leave my hunting rifles alone throughout a season if it's under the round count. My competition rifles are general cleaned every 200 rounds or so. If the rifle is to be hung up for more than a month or two, I will clean and lube it.
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