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Old 03-14-2011, 09:01 AM
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What's paper patch?
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Old 03-14-2011, 02:18 PM
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What's paper patch?
Black powder cartridges. Not something one would use in a modern rifle unless of course it is a rifle designed to shoot a particular caliber using black powder/paper patch with lead bullets.

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Old 03-14-2011, 02:34 PM
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That's what I thought tank. No way I'm doing anything like that ! Blow up my new gun. Na
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Sorry to drift off topic a little here but this could be relevan. Mark what are you using for a cleaner for break in?

I use to see the 2~3 shots to settle one in after cleaning. But since I have been using BoreTech CU+2 I don't see this. I will not say this is a proven deal, but I have tested this a few times. My first shot after cleaning has been 1/2 moa to point of aim even when tested at 1000 and 1400 yards. I decided to try this after reading on the bottle you can leave CU+2 in the bore as a storage protectant. Then simply patch dry and shoot. It has worked for me even after setting a week in the safe. Patched dry and first shot was in the 7" circle on my target at 1400... Well 1395 to be exact.

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Jeff, I have been using Bore Tech Eliminator, but I did get a bottle of the CU+2. Your results sound great, so I'll give it a try with my next barrel. What are you doing about powder fouling? Also, I have yet to break-in a custom barrel. That will be next.
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IMO, breaking in barrels is a waste of good components and time. My last three builds I have just taken out and shot,working up loads without any special cleaning-break in. Guess what? they are just as accurate as any of my other rifles that I meticulously"broke in". My borescope shows me they're just as smooth and stay just as copper free as the others....my barrel break in days are over.
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Black powder cartridges. Not something one would use in a modern rifle unless of course it is a rifle designed to shoot a particular caliber using black powder/paper patch with lead bullets.

Tank
You're wrong there Tank! Move over here:

One more question on paper patching - Cast Boolits and do a little reading and you'll find out quite a few guys are shooting PP bullets in MODERN RIFLES using smokeless powder! The bullets have just got to be patched to GROOVE DIAMETER! Works quite well up to velocities around 3000 fps+! Most use cast lead bullets but some are also patching undersize(Jacketed) bullets up to groove diameter! Works quite well!
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IMO, breaking in barrels is a waste of good components and time. My last three builds I have just taken out and shot,working up loads without any special cleaning-break in. Guess what? they are just as accurate as any of my other rifles that I meticulously"broke in". My borescope shows me they're just as smooth and stay just as copper free as the others....my barrel break in days are over.
Well... it's the same ole debate. Some do and some don't. I don't do it for better accuracy. I do it just to try and work out the rough spots to decrease fouling for easier cleaning and longer strings between cleaning... and I have found this to be the case in the barrels that I've broke in which were all factory. Not as big an issue with a good custom barrel, but I'll still do it.
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