Tell me what you think
First of all I have to say I feel really stupid about this, but I'm over that. I just want to know if I caused any damage to a barrel.
Is it possible to mess up a barrel with a brass jag with a bore guide. Why I ask is I did something really stupid. I was talking to someone at the range and I thought I had saturated a patch in Shooters Choice, but I guess it was dry, and I put it down the barrel and it got stuck. :eek: The rod went through the patch and out the other end of the barrel so I pulled it back through and it got stuck again. After pulling and saying some words I probably shouldn't have it came back out so I then pounded at the stuck patch with the rod and the brass jag. I finally got it out but some of the noises didn't sound good. The brass jag did come in contact with the rifling and when I got the patch out it had a bunch of holes in it.
I then ran a wet patch through and it had one piece of brass on it that I could see. I looked down the barrel and didn't see any burrs or anything like that so I ran a few patches through. They were nice and smooth and didn't seem to hang up on anything.
It was a really windy day and I was shooting from a bipod. Groups were as expected I guess but I'm wondering if I caused any damage. I'm thinking of making a drive out to have my gunsmith take a look with the bore scope.
Has anyone else done this before or heard of it happening to someone else? Did it ruin the barrel?