Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics

Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics Applied Ballistics


what is with oil in the barrel?

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 11-30-2006, 05:09 PM
Bronze Member
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: seattle
Posts: 64
what is with oil in the barrel?

I was at a different web site. The site had tables with charges in grains, bullet type, weight and group size listed. The smallest groups were highlighted and a * next to it saying,"oil in barrel" What does this mean? Would some one explain this to my ignorant a@%.

Would some one explain this to me.
Reply With Quote

Unread 11-30-2006, 06:29 PM
Gold Member
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 810
Re: what is with oil in the barrel?

After cleaning the rifle oil usually is used to counter act the cleaning solution. The clean bbl or oil bbl shot will be different than a fired or fouled barrel shot. If your shooting for a group, the first or even second shots should be considered sighter rounds.


"Let the good times roll"
Reply With Quote
Unread 12-01-2006, 11:43 AM
Official LRH Sponsor
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Fort Shaw, Montana
Posts: 6,848
Re: what is with oil in the barrel?

I have heard stories of some BR shooters running an oiled patch down the bore between each shot. They say this eliminated copper fouling and tightened accuracy. It may well do this but it is really unpractical to do inmost cases even for BR shooters.

There are not to many things that BR shooters have not tested and tried over the years!!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

Kirby Allen(50)
Kirby Allen(50)

Allen Precision Shooting
Home of the Allen Magnum, Allen Xpress and Allen Tactical Wildcats and the Painkiller Muzzle brakes.

Farther, Faster and Flatter then ever before.

Web Page: www.apsrifles.com

Reply With Quote
Unread 12-01-2006, 04:03 PM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: North Bend, Oregon
Posts: 1,537
Re: what is with oil in the barrel?

A friend was talking to Darrel Holland a while back about barrel break in and Holland was saying to lube the bore with vaseline every 2 shots then clean and to never shoot a dry barrel. I never oil a barrel unless it is going into storage for the year.
NRA Life Member and I vote.

Only accurate rifles are interesting.

Gordy and Brady.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads for: what is with oil in the barrel?
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
6mm re-barrel brand,length and barrel twist mcseal2 Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 12 11-07-2010 08:14 PM
wtb sendero barrel or like custom barrel in 7mm or 30 or 338 mag cal or hevier mayheel Gun Parts - Stocks, Barrels, Actions, etc. 3 02-23-2010 05:18 PM
barrel question. Could a ss barrel be too hard to ream???? oldfamily Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 24 05-29-2009 08:46 AM
which break, barrel length, barrel cotour, and twist? nathank Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 1 02-03-2009 08:31 PM
barrel block,barrel and action dwarren Guns For Sale 1 02-26-2007 07:33 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:14 PM.

All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC