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do you clean your bore after every shot?

 
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:13 PM
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Re: do you clean your bore after every shot?

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I thoroughly clean my stainless steel barrels every 30 to 50 rounds with BoreTech Eliminator. I then store them leaving the bore wet with BTE. When I am ready to shoot that rifle again, I run a few wet and 5 or so dry patches to completely dry the barrel out and go shoot. We just tested this with a buddys rifle a few days ago. First 3 were spot on for elevation and a group under 2" at 550 yards. I do not claim this to work for every rifle, but the more I test it the more confidence I have on first round hits with a freshly cleaned bore with BTE.

Also I have found that chrome Moly barrels to be more prone to need fouling shots to come in. But I rarely hunt with factory tubes these days.

Also some rifes will go longer before really needing cleaning. Especially smaller calibers. A rifle will tell you as it will start loosing accuracy. I document this and try to clean before I see the loss for two reasons. One, I don't wish to take the chance the next shot is it if I am hunting. Two, I really don't like the thought of letting my bore build that much fouling. I would rather keep it clean and consistant.

Jeff
Jeff, leaving the BTE in the barrel? Do you store the rifle stood barrel up?
And if so did you have any issues with the BTE draining into the bolt/fire pin assembly and getting sticky?

I had a savage/custom barrel rifle I did just that too early on using BTE, and the bolt head showed some corosion on it and seemed to get a bit sticky.
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:23 PM
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Jeff, leaving the BTE in the barrel? Do you store the rifle stood barrel up?
And if so did you have any issues with the BTE draining into the bolt/fire pin assembly and getting sticky?

I had a savage/custom barrel rifle I did just that too early on using BTE, and the bolt head showed some corosion on it and seemed to get a bit sticky.
Hi JIm, yes I store them up in the safe. I use a wet patch but not so wet it will run out. Maybe damp is a better discription. You are correct about it getting sticky as it dries. I have had a jewel trigger go bonker when I got a drop in it. So this should be guarded against. Then if you will note my post, before shooting I run another wet patch first. This is to soften and loosen the coating so the next 5 patches can dry it out good.

I have seen no corosion a all, but will admit my rifle seldon go very long without being fired. The main reason I was testing this was to see what first rounders will do from a freshly cleaned bore. I nailed a 7" circle with my .338 LM cold clean bore at 1395 yards using this method.

I wish you would try it too. I have seen it work with several rifles but still recommend people test it to be sure the first one is on.

Jeff
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:38 PM
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Re: do you clean your bore after every shot?

I got hooked on the Bore Tech Eliminator a couple years back, and sadly I spend more time cleaning than shooting. Can't believe the crap this stuff gets out of my barrels!
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:20 PM
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Re: do you clean your bore after every shot?

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Hi JIm, yes I store them up in the safe. I use a wet patch but not so wet it will run out. Maybe damp is a better discription. You are correct about it getting sticky as it dries. I have had a jewel trigger go bonker when I got a drop in it. So this should be guarded against. Then if you will note my post, before shooting I run another wet patch first. This is to soften and loosen the coating so the next 5 patches can dry it out good.

I have seen no corosion a all, but will admit my rifle seldon go very long without being fired. The main reason I was testing this was to see what first rounders will do from a freshly cleaned bore. I nailed a 7" circle with my .338 LM cold clean bore at 1395 yards using this method.

I wish you would try it too. I have seen it work with several rifles but still recommend people test it to be sure the first one is on.

Jeff
Got it, that could have been my issue a little too thick in the bore, Savage bolt heads seem to get nasty pretty easy though. I will give it a try, I have some dirty guns I will check zero on and then clean them up and try it.
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