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Old 02-20-2007, 10:57 AM
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Let\'s talk copper fouling

Over the weekend I was having a discussion with a friend of mine regarding how often to clean our rifles. He shoots a GA Precision in .308 and generally knows his schit. He recommended hardly ever cleaning a rifle, saying that the bore will only get so full and then it'll remain consistent from there on out. He said he hadn't cleaned his rifle in over 800 rounds and it shoots well enough that we were banging gongs at 1,000 yards with it.
I thought copper fouling was bad, but ya know, he's kinda got a point.
What do y'all think about this?
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Old 02-20-2007, 12:08 PM
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Re: Let\'s talk copper fouling

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"... saying that the bore will only get so full and then it'll remain consistent from there on out. He said he hadn't cleaned his rifle in over 800 rounds and it shoots well enough that we were banging gongs at 1,000 yards with it.
I thought copper fouling was bad, but ya know, he's kinda got a point.
What do y'all think about this?

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Not hardly - I think you need a new source of information.

Ask those 1000yd match and BR shooters how often they clean their rifles.

Bet it's more than every 800 rounds HA!

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Re: Let\'s talk copper fouling

Most "gongs at 1000" are 2MOA +

1000yd BR groups need to be 1/2-1MOA to be competetive...

Just depends on the precision you require...

60rds of 308 thru my broughton 5c = NO COPPER...but it is the carbon I worry about, not the copper...

60rds thru my 1KBR 6mmBR (also Broughton 5C) also = no copper...but the carbon has bit me before...

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Re: Let\'s talk copper fouling

Tell me more about this "carbon fouling". i.e. Where in the barrel does it occur and how do you know you've got it?
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Old 02-20-2007, 01:53 PM
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Re: Let\'s talk copper fouling

go get some copper solvent and a nylon brush. Run a few patches through it with the solvent if there is greenish blue on the patches theres copper in there.
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Re: Let\'s talk copper fouling

I understand how to identify copper fouling, but how do you identify CARBON fouling?
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Old 02-20-2007, 03:03 PM
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Re: Let\'s talk copper fouling

Have a gunsmith borescope it. I went and picked up my new 6.5-06 imp a week ago and took a barrel off of another gun. Granted it is a pretty high performance gun but after 35 rounds it is starting to get carbon fouling.
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