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Old 11-21-2009, 02:07 PM
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Purchased a rifle today and noticed a little bit of copper fouling in the barrel. I figured they probly shoot all guns before they go out on the market??? Is this normal?
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Old 11-21-2009, 02:11 PM
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I know of some guns for sure that are test fired before leaving the factory. I would hope that all of them are...anyways, I would also hope that they would clean them spotless.
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Old 11-21-2009, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Relentless Pursuit View Post
You idiots.......... no boolit exits a bore...less a trace...........
im not real sure what your talking about?
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Old 11-21-2009, 03:45 PM
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I've always been told that once a gun is shot it ceases to be "new"
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Old 11-21-2009, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by IndyHunter83 View Post
I've always been told that once a gun is shot it ceases to be "new"
you guys really arent tellin me what i wanna hear I coulda bought one used for about 200 dollars cheaper but i bought this one brand new (or so i thought) I dont beleive a business like that would beable to sell me a used gun and say it was brand new.........
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Old 11-21-2009, 04:31 PM
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Ive never bought a new rifle that had any copper fouling in it. I run patches through them before I take them to the range. what brand /model is it?
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Old 11-21-2009, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Snipe4Food View Post
im not real sure what your talking about?
I believe he means a bullet cannot be shot through a rifle without evidence of it having done so. So, there is "evidence" that this rifle has been shot before. I wouldn't expect a new rifle having been test-fired to have fouling of any sort left on it in a noticeable amount.
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Old 11-21-2009, 05:21 PM
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Its a remington model 7600 .308..........gota say used or not she shoots pretty nice!
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Old 11-21-2009, 06:23 PM
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It sounds like they test fired it and weren't smart enough to remove the copper fouling before shipping it out.
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Old 11-21-2009, 06:46 PM
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Most all firearms are test fired before being shipped. A manufacturer would be stupid not to do so.

Every single hand gun sold in the United states is fired before it is shipped and you get the spent case in a sealed envelope when you buy the gun.
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