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O DISC + Blue Tape & Results

Old 03-24-2020, 03:50 PM
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This morning I was able to get to the Dinger Farm. My goals were to sight in a OLD Original DISC 50, but new to me. I purchased this rifle because of its larger bore - right at .503-.504. With this rifle I can shoot a Lehigh 50x270 Sabotless bullet that Lehigh made several years ago. I have used it before in a White White Lightening and a older Knight Wolverine. I sold the Wolverine to move up to this DISC. The bullet shot well from the previous rifles so I was confident that it would shoot well from this O DISC.

The other goal was to gain more information about the BP being wrapped with Blue Monster Teflon tape. I started using this tape a few months ago and have been impressed with the way it has worked for me. I put up a post a few days back and the post created some questions which i think I have discovered some answers.

As mentioned it was a sight in project - which quickly turned into a recreational shooting trip. In all I took 15 shots shot shooting 120 grains of T7-2F ignited by a CCI #11 Mag cap. I normally use the RWS Dynamit Nobel 1075 cap, but the CCI caps a much less expensive.

Started out placing 3 clays and a Target at 50 yards. I took the first shot at a clay which I missed then 5 shots at the target with sight adjustments. After that back to shooting clays. The 3 clays went quickly. From their the recreational shooting began I placed birds at 75 and 100 yards and worked my way through them. It was really fun to crush them. Then the winds and rain came!

When i got home I began the cleaning routine. Barrel/bore cleaning is really a quick thing for me. It has worked very well for several years now. This pictures shows the simple things I do.



From there I moved to the breech area, and as all of you know when shooting caps the breech really does get dirty! I have developed a cleaning routine that works well for me and is really easy.

When I removed the nipple and then the breech plug I again was surprised how easy the plug came out. If you look at the plug I think you can see how well the nose seal was by how basically clean the BP is. When I took the plug out not tape came with it and that was my next surprise when I ran my first Windex patch into the breech threads I was surprised when I pulled back and out came the tape. It was not burned or melted at all. Of course I couldn't use it over but heck the tape was still soft and pliable.

I will add this group of pictures trying to show the results. I hope they make sense to you and possibly generate some questions






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Old 03-24-2020, 05:19 PM
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Very nice illustration sabotloader . Nice gun too ! One thing caught my attention that you use for cleaning.
The Birchwood Casey 2 in 1 Bore Cleaner. Thats what I have been using for years on every one of my firearms.
Rifles , shotguns , pistols , and my muzzle loaders . The best cleaner I have ever used . Its the only bore cleaner that
really cleans out the packed in fouling from the powder , lead , copper , and plastic from the rifling . Cleans the bore is spotless .

One day a friend of mine and myself sighted in our rifles and had them on the bench for cleaning. He was using Hoppes and swore by how spotless it cleaned his rifle.
We both went about it the same was , soaking a patch and scrubbing with brushes. After we were done and both had clean dry patches , He thought his barrel was spotless and was going to put his rifle back in the case. I asked him to run a wet patch of the Birchwood 2 in 1 down his barrel and let it soak for a few min . He thought I was crazy because his barrel was " spotless " . Well he was amazed that after I ran a brush down his barrel and then ran a slightly wet patch with some more 2 in 1 on it , that the patch came out filthy and looking like he never even cleaned his gun. That was the last time he has used Hoppes for a cleaner.
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Old 03-24-2020, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by SportsmanNH View Post
Very nice illustration sabotloader . Nice gun too ! One thing caught my attention that you use for cleaning.
The Birchwood Casey 2 in 1 Bore Cleaner. Thats what I have been using for years on every one of my firearms.
Rifles , shotguns , pistols , and my muzzle loaders . The best cleaner I have ever used . Its the only bore cleaner that
really cleans out the packed in fouling from the powder , lead , copper , and plastic from the rifling . Cleans the bore is spotless .

One day a friend of mine and myself sighted in our rifles and had them on the bench for cleaning. He was using Hoppes and swore by how spotless it cleaned his rifle.
We both went about it the same was , soaking a patch and scrubbing with brushes. After we were done and both had clean dry patches , He thought his barrel was spotless and was going to put his rifle back in the case. I asked him to run a wet patch of the Birchwood 2 in 1 down his barrel and let it soak for a few min . He thought I was crazy because his barrel was " spotless " . Well he was amazed that after I ran a brush down his barrel and then ran a slightly wet patch with some more 2 in 1 on it , that the patch came out filthy and looking like he never even cleaned his gun. That was the last time he has used Hoppes for a cleaner.
I really agree with your assessment of 2 in 1. And the more important thing about using it is allowing it time to work! I do the same thing with the large 3" patches of 2 n 1 in the breech plug port. Let it soak!!!
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