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What does "shot out barrel" mean?

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Unread 08-02-2009, 02:01 PM
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Re: What does "shot out barrel" mean?

Thanks much!
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Unread 08-02-2009, 02:25 PM
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Re: What does "shot out barrel" mean?

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Originally Posted by Doug in Alaska View Post
After getting the barrel clean, how many rounds between cleanings do you recommend?[/QUOTE

I like to clean as often as possible with a mild solvent, just enough to remove most of the fouling
but not enough to strip it back to bare metal during hunting season .

And as long as it shoots well I don't over clean.

For storage I do a thorough cleaning and leave some oil in the bore until I'm ready to use it .

You really have to find out what your barrel likes to get the most out of it. Most hunting rifles
will shoot well 3 or 4 times without cleaning.

Thats very good advice all the way around. Especially the last part. Each rifle can be different. I have one that needs to be cleaned every 25 rounds minus foul shots and if I dont get the bore down to the bare metal each time, it does not shoot to its max potential. Then for other barrels a simple bronze brush scrubbing every 50 rounds or so does the trick.

You just have to find what the rifle likes.
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