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Old 11-26-2011, 11:50 AM   #21
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i clean mine after every shooting session. if they haven't been shot in a while, i take them out and clean and wipe them down just because.

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What is the "obvious reason" deer rifles stay fouled? I can't figure out why that would be?
The operative theory is that a clean barrel shot will have a different point of impact than a barrel that has been fouled.
I won't get into the rights & wrongs of it, suffice it to say that there can be a noticeable difference. Different rifles will be affected to different degrees.


I shoot mostly cast bullets. The guns get cleaned ASAP.
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After every firing session these guns of mine are cleaned thoroughly.
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Old 11-26-2011, 02:54 PM   #24
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My modern firearms i dont worry about so much. I dont shoot cast bullets, only plated or jacketed. Nor do I use corrosive powders. So they can go 3-4-5 shooting sessions between cleanings. I consider a cleaning a full tear down, scrub of all parts, oiling/greasing of all parts. I do like to rub down exterior metal surfaces of my blued weapons with an oily rag after handling as a rust preventative.

Now my muzzle loaders gets scrubbed ASAP. Black powder is HIGHLY corrosive.

Have never really noticed the difference in POI with fouled barrel vs clean barrel on the deer sticks. I HAVE noticed the 1911 tends to hit better/group better clean.

The ONLY guns i have noticed a marked difference is with the muzzle loaders. I gotten into the habit of cleaning a lubing the bore after every shot when on the range. My theory is that when i take that ONE shot one a deer it will be from a sparkling clean and lubed barrel. All that typed, i do send a few down range with 1 shot of fouling just to get a mental picture of POI in the rare case i get/need a follow up shot.

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I do sometimes, but they do get cleaned after or before each time I shoot them..... I have left my SKS dirty for some long periods of time after shooting corrosive ammo with out cleaning, Ive never seen so much as surface rust on it.. I guess im lucky I live in the desert, theres no moisture to collect

As for Benchrest shooters doing things wrong...
Why in this military training video at 4:00, the instructor says resting the rifle on your fingers near the trigger guard wont work, and theres only ONE way to hold the rifle, but yet EVERY benchrest shooter I see uses this stance?

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I don't anything about benchrest. Or deer huntinh really. What this about? Do benchrest shooting not clean their rifles often? Or do I have that backwards? Sorry, noob question.
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I don't anything about benchrest. Or deer huntinh really. What this about? Do benchrest shooting not clean their rifles often? Or do I have that backwards? Sorry, noob question.
the theory is that fouling makes for a better seal between bullet and rifling, making for a better more consistent group.
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the theory is that fouling makes for a better seal between bullet and rifling, making for a better more consistent group.
Ah hah. Thank you. Does fouling mean dirty? As in a dirty barrel can be more accurate?
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Ah hah. Thank you. Does fouling mean dirty? As in a dirty barrel can be more accurate?
Yes, fouling =dirt.

Powder residue and or leading.
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Yes, fouling =dirt.

Powder residue and or leading.
Good to know.
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