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Unread 05-19-2006, 03:28 AM
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What am I doing wrong?

I have a Savage BVSS in .308, it shoots nicely. After a shooting session 60 rounds I clean the rifle. I used hoppes #9, and get a lot of carbon out, patches are nearly clean when I am finished. I am soaking and patching no brushes. I then patch any excess cleaner.

Next I fill the barrel with Wipe Out, about 3 hours later I give it another squirt. (According to the W/O directions you don't need to brush the barrel!). I allow it to sit over night and patch it out. I might get a tiny bit of carbon, very small amount, but never any (copper) blue! I have even tried the W/O accelerator, with the W/O for a second 24 hr application, still no copper!

I can't believe that a factory Savage barrel doesn't copper foul.

One thing I do is I coat the barrel with lock ease before I fire the first round. Could that layer of graphite be protecting the barrel from copper fouling?

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    I have a Savage BVSS in .308, it shoots nicely. <snip>


    I can't believe that a factory Savage barrel doesn't copper foul.

    <font color="blue">One thing I do is I coat the barrel with lock ease before I fire the first round. Could that layer of graphite be protecting the barrel from copper fouling?</font>


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    Hmmmmm, Interesting.

    The shoots nicely part is good [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

    Is all graphite gone after cleaning? What does the bore look like after cleaning?

    Maybe you're on to something good, maybe not [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

    Try it w/o the graphite and see what happens........

    What would be the difference between lock ease and Moly???

    Interesting.....
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    Unread 05-19-2006, 09:43 AM
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    Re: What am I doing wrong?

    I got that tip from a varmint huntner/match shooter. He stumbled upon it on another message board, and swears it protects the barrel, cuts down copper fouling, and reduces fouling shots after cleaning.

    As far as I can see the barrel looks fine, I don't have a bore scope to confirm, but don't have any problems. It's just that not seeing any copper is confusing the hell out of me!

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    It's just that not seeing any copper is confusing the hell out of me!

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    I'd loose no sleep over that. Heck as they say, don't look a gift horse in the mouth, don't shoot the goose that layed the golden egg, etc.

    Just keep shooting and watchin' and keep us posted on long term progress.

    If you really would be more comfortable with copper fouling, I could send you a barrel to fill your needs. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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    Thanks Roy..............I am going to see how this graphite works on a new .308 M700, just to make sure its not a fluke! I will post results.

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    I run a clean patch to within 1/2" of the muzzle and with the sun at my back (sometimes sun is scarce 'round these here parts)and shining on the crown take a peak. Copper stands out nicely. If you don't see any maybe it isn't there. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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    Another way to check for a clean barrel ,is to push a cotton bud about 3/8" into the muzzel,this is the best quick way of checking I have found.All though first you have to take the other end out of your ear first. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
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