Velocity question

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by newmexkid, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. newmexkid

    newmexkid Well-Known Member

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    Finally got my broken Chrony replaced and now ready to check out the velocities on some new powder and bullet on my .243. Watching football yesterday and got to thinking...Does a clean or dirty barrel have any affect on bullet velocities?? What do you think?gun)
     
  2. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes yes and sometimes no.

    Good barrels that are properly broken in don't tend to foul as quickly and come clean easier.

    Some bullets and powders may foul barrels more than others.

    Copper fouling especially can change bore characteristics and velocities considerably.

    -- richard