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    bore, polishing?

    so, ive had 2 x 270 remmys, that were meticulously scrubbed by me to remove all copper etc every time shot, which grouped unbelievably with fact ammo at 100m.

    ive now got a used ss remmy 700 in 308, and ive scrubbed the bore and it keeps showing copper= blue tinge to patches, will this be from the brass? tipped thingees that hold the patches or not ? ive run out of barnes cr10 or whatever its called, so will go to get some more. but have read some ppls use autosol? to polish the bore so i dont have to go thru the 1 shot, then clean then 1 shot then clean drama, not that im lazy, i just dont wanna im sure there are ppls out there that dont believe in any of these processes, and some that do, im just trying to find out who "does" polish their bore when barrel is new, and what do they use?

    when i shot both my 270s,after the first few super duper cleans they always cleaned up a beaut with no copper left in there very quickly....

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    IMHO you should clean a rifle bore as few times as possible. Adverse conditions aside if your happy with the rifles accuracy keep shooting it till is looses it a bit remember how many rnds it took to taper off, then clean the barrel. I hardly touch my stainless centrefire barrels, I coat my slugs with HBN which means my barrels require a couple of patches every 100-150 rounds. There is something wrong with the barrel if it fouls too easy and a shiny bore doesnt mean its clean.
    I wouldnt get too hung up on it at all as long as it shoots. The fastest way to ruin a military weapon was the over cleaning regime that used to be common place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    IMHO you should clean a rifle bore as few times as possible. Adverse conditions aside if your happy with the rifles accuracy keep shooting it till is looses it a bit remember how many rnds it took to taper off, then clean the barrel. I hardly touch my stainless centrefire barrels, I coat my slugs with HBN which means my barrels require a couple of patches every 100-150 rounds. There is something wrong with the barrel if it fouls too easy and a shiny bore doesnt mean its clean.
    I wouldnt get too hung up on it at all as long as it shoots. The fastest way to ruin a military weapon was the over cleaning regime that used to be common place.
    Working on the theory that the carbon build up in the bore is protecting it from wear?
    Blued barrels that require constant cleaning(or rather protecting) dont seem to wear out excessively fast
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

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    I dont get much of either, carbon or copper. I run a brush a couple times after I have run a wet patch of kroil. It then takes around 3-4 patches on a jag till clean. After that, if I see any anomalies or high points I may use something stronger.
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    Just re read the original post and think Antsman is on about running in a barrel?
    If so I dont believe in it, never done it. Hand lapped a few but, running in a steel barrel by firing softer metal down it is IMO a myth. Have a look at a machine marked barrel with a bore scope prior to and after firing a heap of rounds. Marks are still there, they're just camouflaged slightly. Even lapping will not save some barrels.

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    I only really use autosol if I want to clean up a sewer pipe bore (read old Lee Enfield, Mosin Nagant). My other barrels, I just shoot and run an oily patch through the barrel when I get home. I don't believe in going full retard with copper removal, I only do a copper run when accuracy turns to shit big time. Shoot more clean less. I used to spend hours upon hours obsessing over getting my bores absolutely spotless and it is a pointless exercise as it will shoot like shit till it fouls up again. Barrel break in is rubbish to, just shoot it.

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    I'm a firm believer of autosol on a new bore.
    Shoot 1 clean 1, has got to be the most retarded process around. I BET it was dreamed up by a factory ammo maker

    Scrub the fuck out of the bore with autosol, clean it all out, then shoot the shit out it.
    Autosol is also required to remove the carbon ring that some bigger cals will form down past the throat.

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    Would you do this on a good match barrel that has been lapped?

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    Autosol in a barrel is doing exactly that - lapping
    So if it was a prelapped barrel, I would personally say NO as its been done already

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    If its just on a cloth patch it isnt a decent lap. Got to be on a plug to be done properly in my experience, especially to remove tight spots. Heaps quicker at least.

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    I use a spike jag with a large section of patch roll on it.
    If it was dry, 'may' get stuck - pretty tight

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    I must give it a go sometime. Be easier than making a plug if you want a quick polish

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    what about autosole on a bronze bore brush every hundred or so rounds to clean it out thats not gona hurt it is it?

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    Never used it before Smiddy but if people put it on a jag and cloth I seriously doubt it would be a problem.

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    Im not sure that autosol on a brush would do anythign to be honest?

 

 

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