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Unread 05-23-2008, 01:09 AM
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Tubb final finish

Does anyone have any experience with this product/procedure.The barrel of my savage 110 has reamer feed marks and seems to foul quickly.Thank You for your opinions.GRBP
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Unread 05-23-2008, 02:15 AM
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I used a partial (didn't shoot all Tubbs bullets) through a new rem 338 barrel to smooth it out a bit.

From this experience and the experience of others around here, I'd strongly consider the Tubbs Final Finish on any new Win/Savage/Rem barrel.

Though I'd never use it on a new custom barrel........
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Unread 05-24-2008, 07:33 AM
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I use it for break-in of all barrels including custom.
Reamer born edges form in any barrel, and that's what I smooth/settle out.

FF will reduce copper fouling greatly in barrels bad for this. Unless used too much... Don't do this, or fouling will return due to polishing.
At that point the barrel would have to be lapped to roughen it back up.
Basically, too smooth is as bad or worse than too rough(for copper).

Custom barrelmakers lap to a perfect finish for minimal copper. But 10 FF bullets doesn't hurt this(doesn't help either). And, the FF bullets do quickly break down edges left from chambering.

Every now & then I load one or two FF bullets just to square up retreating throat a bit.
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Unread 05-24-2008, 10:38 AM
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I have used this system and it works real good but make sherr you get the barrel completly clean between every 5 shoot string. I did one barrel and didint lessons learned
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Unread 05-24-2008, 10:18 PM
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I have written extensive posts on this product. Try running a search for them.

In short, it's fantastic stuff for rough barrels. I'm actually going to load some up for one of my old 6ppc barrels this week.
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Unread 05-24-2008, 10:56 PM
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Many thanks

My suspicions were that this would be helpful,but there are a lot of folks selling snake oil out there.I,ve decided to halt my load development until I can smooth up this bore some.It,s fouling up to the point where I think its affecting pressures and its a pain to clean,Takes too long to do it right in the field.I thank all of You for your wisdom and generosity with it.GRPB
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Unread 05-25-2008, 01:17 AM
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What about PuffLon? Anyone try that? Should do the same thing as Tubb's.

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