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Shot count between cleaning

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Unread 07-18-2011, 10:01 AM
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Re: Shot count between cleaning

For the Blaser 308 and the Remington 260, accuracy falls off after 150-200 shots, just a little bit, and then tightens right back up after a good cleaning. The 223 seems to go 500-750 rounds, and then I clean because I need a break, not the barrel.

For the .264 WinMag and the .300 WinMag, I never let it get that far, as I like the predictability of a frequently cleaned barrel. They get cleaned after each range session, and then at the end of hunting season.

Personally I have never seen a barrel damaged from cleaning too much, just from cleaning incorrectly - but I don't have nearly the experience as others on the board, so I'll assume they're right and that it's possible.
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Unread 07-18-2011, 10:05 AM
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Re: Shot count between cleaning

I find that just neck sizing gives me better groups on a clean barrel than full length sized brass. The full length sized brass seems to shoot better after the first five shots out of a clean barrel. I clean between 75 and 100 rnds.

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