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How many foul shots do you take?

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Unread 03-18-2008, 10:38 PM
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foul shots

Originally Posted by Poset View Post
Interesting... my Savage 112 in 25-06 also requires 7-8 shots after cleaning before groups tighten up. Gave me fits when building a load until I figured it out!

I fire two rounds thru others (Tikka, Remington, Winchester) and have no problem.
I can attest to your fustration. I just found out that my pss needs 8-10 foul shots before it starts to group well. Had a gunsmith bore scope it and told me to shoot it fouled. My sako on the other hand fouling shot is a 1/4" away from group. Smithy bore scoped that one and said to baby it, should last a long time.
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Unread 03-19-2008, 09:56 AM
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Bore Conditioner

I have found that by using bore conditioner after i clean with wipeout I only need one fouler to settle things down, before I started using it about 3.I think it is important to use some light oil or better yet some bore conditioner to neutralize the solvents that are in cleaning products, after were done cleaning.Also Stainless Steel is a very dry metal by nature so I think it helps to add a little lubrication after we strip the metal down to squeaky clean.The product that I have been using is Montana X-treme Bore Conditioner.I also think it helps keep the fouling down.

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