Re: Excessive fouling-need suggestions
If anything, the BT will give you more copper fouling from what Ray and I have found.
The MKs are what MOST shooters use at Williamsport and if they gave off excessive copper fouling, they wouldn't be used to the extent that they are.
Keep working with the barrels as much as possible. I like Shooters Choice or Butches, and mixed with 1/2 Kroil and I also use "Sweets" and JB compound.
After cleaning run a patch with Kroil on it in the barrel and store that way.
Do not dry the barrel out when you fire your first round. Fire a wet barrel first shot. That's your fouling round.
I think the BTs are your problem though. Never had that happen to a MK unless the barrel was not broke in correctly of if someone had shot MOLY bullets in it too.
Sometime the Kreiger barrels (cromMoly) takes quite sometime to get broke in.
Breakin procedure on new barrels
1 shot and clean 5X
2 Shots and clean 5X
3 shots and clean 5X
At this point (30 rounds fired) the barrel should be OK --if there still is excessive fouling and the bore still feels rough when running in the patch go on to the next 4 and 5 steps which will include 45 more rounds fired.
4 Shots and clean 5X
5 shots and clean 5x
PS---As an after thought, the Crom-moly barrels are actualy HARDER then the Stainless steels but, they don't disapate heat as fast as the stainless does. That's why it takes longer sometimes to break them in. keep firing and cleaning, they will smooth out.
[ 02-19-2002: Message edited by: Darryl Cassel ]