maximum number of corrosive rounds

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by potentialglock, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    When using corrosive ammo for a mosin what's the maximum number of rounds I should send downrange before giving it a cleaning? I'm gonna clean as soon as I'm done shooting but if I'm shooting all day should I stop every 100 rounds or so?
     
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Many as you care to shoot. Leaving it untended for weeks ata time is what causes the rust to start not your round count.
     

  3. magnumman

    magnumman New Member

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    shoot it until your arm falls off. I like to clean it while it is still hot though
     
  4. GaryGlock

    GaryGlock New Member

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    I bought a dedicated bore snake after every firing session I wipe it once, an when I leave the range I get it wet and run it through again, then clean when I get home.
    Maybe a little over board, but for 15$ and a few seconds of my time, there's nothing to worry about.
     
  5. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    I have a boresnakw for mine as well. I just didn't know if the # of rounds might compound the corrosion.
     
  6. GaryGlock

    GaryGlock New Member

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    Nah, shoot the heck out of it and clean it when you get home you'll be all good.
     
  7. cuate

    cuate New Member

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    I clean my Mosin at home after I have finished firing. I have used two methods, one is a patch with WWII bore cleaner of which I have a can, Or dis-assembled I pour hot soapy water down the barrel from the chamber end. Either method run patches until they come out clean and then an oily patch for storing. The bore should be free of that oil before firing again, so a dry patch before firing. Lots of trouble ? No, but letting a rifle bore rust and corrode is a sin !
     
  8. vincent

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    Round count won't matter as long as it gets cleaned the same day...

    I got lazy one time and blew off cleaning for just a day and rust started to appear so it doesn't take long.

    I'm interested to see how many you can shoot before having to have your arm surgically re-attatched...;) I think one time I managed to throw 120 downrange and I was sore for 2 days...mans gun! :D
     
  9. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    If I can send an entire spam can downrange in one day what's my prize???
     
  10. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    LARGE bottle of Ibuprofen.
     
  11. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    Half off on a shoulder re-construction sugery...;)

    Seriously, let us know how many you get through...
     
  12. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    It's gonna be awhile til I can. Probably January or later.
     
  13. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=angi1vwUkQc[/ame]

    :D :D :D
     
  14. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    You're gonna be waiting awhile.
     
  15. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    I finally shot one round out of my Mosin!!!!
     
  16. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Every time you pull the trigger, you are removing the corrosive salts from the previous round. It should not matter a bit, from the corrosive issue, how many you fire. Just get the salt out after the last round.
     
  17. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You will have the deep personal satisfaction of knowing that you have a very manly shoulder!:D:D
     
  18. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    Hahaha I'm applying for the gun range soon so well see what happens
     
  19. robertusa123

    robertusa123 New Member

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    you must have a iron shoulder i can only handel 20-40 rounds befor i quit for the day. you can shoot as much as you want aslong as you clean at end of the day. oxydation takes time