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Old 12-01-2012, 11:39 PM
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Re: New barrel break-in?

Thanks for all the advice. Tried sighting/breaking in my gun yesterday and after the fourth time cleaning the barrel, I somehow managed to get a patch absolutely &$@"ing stuck halfway down the barrel. I have tried oil, wood dowels, solvent to dissolve the patch, nada. It's going to Mr. Smith in the morning. As I left my shop tonight every coyote in the county was howling and mocking me. I'll get even.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:20 PM
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Re: New barrel break-in?

You must have been useing a jag,I never have liked those ,I use a loop myself.Good luck at the smiths
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:47 AM
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Re: New barrel break-in?

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You must have been useing a jag,I never have liked those ,I use a loop myself.Good luck at the smiths
I use jags all the time and never have any problem.

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Old 12-04-2012, 11:34 AM
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Re: New barrel break-in?

I was using an Otis cleaning swab and somehow it bunched up and ripped off getting jammed. Ended up getting it out with help from a buddy. He had a small soft metal rod that he would heat up and press against the swab. After a few hits he then put some crazy strong cleaner through and it dissolved most of the patch. From now on I will be cutting my swabs.
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