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Old 09-29-2011, 07:23 AM
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Does anyone know the inside diameter of the flash channel and flash hole of the TC Encore Pro Hunter Speed Breech? I use BH209 and their website suggests to hand turn a drill bit in the flash channel to clean out any built up fouling to maximize the performance of the BH209. The BH website says that Thompson Center breech plugs have 1/8" diameter but I can't get a 1/8" drill bit to go into the flash channel.
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:39 AM
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If you can not get a eigth inch bit, to turn in it.... it is because it is really carboned up.... when I first used a drill bit, I couldn't turn mine either, I had to put it in a drill to clean it.... all that came out was carbon build up, no metal shavings... just be careful not to drill too deep...
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by jcpopejr View Post
Does anyone know the inside diameter of the flash channel and flash hole of the TC Encore Pro Hunter Speed Breech? I use BH209 and their website suggests to hand turn a drill bit in the flash channel to clean out any built up fouling to maximize the performance of the BH209. The BH website says that Thompson Center breech plugs have 1/8" diameter but I can't get a 1/8" drill bit to go into the flash channel.
Follow Endevorshooter's instructions, especially the part about going slowly.

If the 1/8" does not work for you at first - go to a smaller bit and keep working out until you get to the 1/8" channel.

These are what i use...

'Bit on a stick'

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Old 09-29-2011, 07:49 AM
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I had the same situation in my Triumph. Start with a smaller dia. drill bit and turn it my hand only. Work your way up to 1/8".
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:03 AM
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The first time I cleaned my Encore breech plug, it was after a hundred shots or so. I was amazed at how hard the buildup was. I started with a smaller bit and worked up in size to 1/8". Now, I leave a 1/8" bit clamped in an old vice grip and use it whenever I have the breech plug out. Takes only seconds and works like a charm.
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:55 AM
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Thanks for the comments! I'll give it a shot after work.
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