Originally Posted by KQguy
I have often thought about using a plug,and filling the barrel full of solvent and letting it soak for 24 hrs.This isn't something I would do all the time,just when the barrel is extra dirty.
My match gun is a genuine copper mine......impossable to clean. After a day of shooting, I spend a couple of hours cleaning(ISSO,TM, JB, ect...), followed by 48 hours with a bbl full of a mixture of sweets 7.62 and Butches Bore shine....followed by another hour of scrubbing, followed by another 48 hour soak, followed by another scrub job or two!!!! Now my gun is still not clean, but by this time I am so sick of cleaning it that I say "what the f...." and shoot it anyway.
People tell me that I have ruined this bbl. 1200 rounds (300 wby) later it shoots as good as I can shoot. The last 1K match It shot a 5" and a 2 " five shot groups and the two 10 shot groups had 9 shots into 3" with 1 flyer on each target. *^##@*&^^
I don't even know why I clean the thing that much......It always seemed to shoot better in the shootoffs than in the match. We usualy shoot 2 matches in a day, and I clean it a little between matches (50 - 60 rounds) .......just so I can be like all the big guys!!
I haven't tried Wipe Out....a lot of the bench guys swear by it.
Good luck with that........By the way.