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Old 01-24-2010, 08:44 PM
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READY! On your mark, get set, pick me apart!!!

Please tell me what I'am doing wrong. My cleaning process is as follows

-Nylon brush with sweets (wait 5 to 10 minutes)
-dry patch
-butch's bore shine
-dry patch
-butchs bore shine
-dry patch
-dry patch

The question is does sweets loose its potentcy. I seem to get more blue copper out with butchs than with the sweets. I have heard this in the past but not from a "competent" source. I have seen this procedure used on 1000 yd hunting guns that consistently shoot 8 inch groups.
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Old 01-24-2010, 08:57 PM
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Re: READY! On your mark, get set, pick me apart!!!

What you are doing seems appropriate for shooting between matches.

For leisure or daily shooting I use Wipe Out overnight then dry patches till the blue is gone. Usually two patches. I then run a Sweets down the bore to verify all copper is gone. It usually is.

I then lube the barrel with a very light coating of a PowerUp lube product.

First shot is usually on the spot. Only if I read the wind correctly.
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Old 01-24-2010, 08:57 PM
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Re: READY! On your mark, get set, pick me apart!!!

One pass with the Sweets? If so, you need make however many passes waiting 5 to 10 min each..... however many times it take to see no fouling. One pass will not clean any rifeling I wouldn't think. After about 10 rounds through the 300 RUM, I have to run a Tetra 5 or 6 times to clear out all fouling.


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Old 01-24-2010, 11:29 PM
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Re: READY! On your mark, get set, pick me apart!!!

I do brush it for awhile then let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes. does sweets loose its potentcy?
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Old 01-24-2010, 11:49 PM
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Re: READY! On your mark, get set, pick me apart!!!

May I suggest what works for me? After your are done with the sweets or Butches, or both, and you are satisfied your barrel is clean. Then go back in with 3 wet patches of Bore Tech Eliminator. Wait 10 minutes and run another wet patch with Bore Tech. This will show you what the others are leaving behind. Finish with 3 wet patches every 10 min. till clean. then a few oiled patches , then a few dry patches, done.

Works for me, and has also made several of my friends switch to Bore Tech.

JMO, take it or leave it..

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Old 01-24-2010, 11:49 PM
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Try bore tech eliminator! There is nothing corrosive in it and you can leave it in overnight if you want. (only you probably won't have to).......Rich
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Old 01-24-2010, 11:51 PM
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LOL, hey Elkaholic, we both posted at 10:49.. Great minds think alike!

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