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Old 01-14-2013, 12:50 PM
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how many rounds before you should start worrying about copper fouling?
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:24 PM
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It depends on the smoothness of the barrel, and the bullet fired. I have rifles that need serious cleaning after shooting only a handful of Barnes bullets. My rifles with custom barrels do much better than the ones with factory tubes.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:14 PM
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I prefer "shooter's Choice" and use it everytime I deep clean my guns (once a year if nothing else).

If I shoot a particular gun a lot, I deep clean it more often.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:13 AM
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What methods do you guys use for "deep cleaning"?
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:07 AM
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Bore scrubber....follow the directions on the bottle and wipe out....

http://www.outdoorgearbarn.com/p-451...FQVgMgodSBcAdQ
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:18 AM
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Be SURE to use a bore guide.

More barrels are ruined by guys with a cleaning rod than any other reason.


This should help get you started in the "right" direction;

http://hunting.about.com/library/weekly/aa000729.htm

http://www.6mmbr.com/catalog/item/1433308/954882.htm

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Old 01-16-2013, 02:46 PM
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I have one rifle that will start showing copper fouling around the muzzle after five rounds. I use KG12, and it removes it very quickly.
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:58 PM
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CLeaning ? I just shoot more..self cleaning. Browning BAR, A=BOLT, and Deer SPecial SLug...........7-8-9 years old, and NEVER CLEANED them. Use Premium ammo.....Hornandy mostly.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:31 AM
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To be sure it depends on your individual barrel. Some collect copper fouling faster than others. Normally an amonia based solvent is good for removing solvent. But I can't tolerate the smell. I've found recently that Hoppes has a product called Elite which is a lead and copper remover. It works really well and without the stong aroma of the amonia type solvents.
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