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    What Copper Bullet Fouling, looks like

    G'Day Fella's,

    I tried to put this on F&H forum, without any success (I'm a Computer Luddite)!

    I recently Run-In a couple of new barrels and thought some of you may like to know what to look for.
    This is a new Winchester 1992 rifle in .45 Colt, after just ONE shot was fired thru it!

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    I have pushed a clean patch, wet with solvent thru this barrel to clean out the powder fouling and better show the copper fouling.

    Doh!
    Homer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homer View Post
    G'Day Fella's,

    I tried to put this on F&H forum, without any success (I'm a Computer Luddite)!

    I recently Run-In a couple of new barrels and thought some of you may like to know what to look for.
    This is a new Winchester 1992 rifle in .45 Colt, after just ONE shot was fired thru it!

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    I have pushed a clean patch, wet with solvent thru this barrel to clean out the powder fouling and better show the copper fouling.

    Doh!
    Homer
    Good example Homer. I dont get it so much if at all since I started to coat my projectiles. When its in the grooves as well it needs attention.
    Last edited by R93; 07-05-2012 at 09:01 PM.

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    THAT IS NOT COPPER FOULING HOMER LOL.....

    Abe have you still got my copper fouling pics from the 06s first bbl? Thats some MOFO copper fouling lol....

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    I tried to find them for ya Adam. Must have sent them to me when I was on the darkside. Yup that was true copper fouling!

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldbob View Post
    THAT IS NOT COPPER FOULING HOMER LOL.....

    Abe have you still got my copper fouling pics from the 06s first bbl? Thats some MOFO copper fouling lol....
    nope misses had a clean out in the email

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    Quote Originally Posted by tui_man2 View Post
    nope misses had a clean out in the email

    free to any home
    What? The Misses?

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    cleans ever farking thing..................an i aways end up loosing stuff i need

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    Quote Originally Posted by tui_man2 View Post
    cleans ever farking thing..................an i aways end up loosing stuff i need
    There all the same where thats concerned. I am constantly asking where my gear I know I have left in a strategic place has gone. After the expected abuse she nearly always manages to find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tussock View Post
    Trueflight ultramatch. 200 rounds and four patches. Whats this copper fouling you speak of
    BB had a doozy. It seemed to grow copper

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    G'Day Fella's,

    I've had a good laugh with your replies!
    Bald Bob, any chance of opening a Copper Mine?

    What I was doing with this particular barrel, was running it in.
    It took over 50 shots, before it started to stop jacket fouling, like in the above image but its pretty good now!
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    Again, this is what it looks like after I have run a clean wet with solvent patch thru it, to get rid of the powder fouling.
    This image was taken after I had fired 32 Hot loads, thru the rifle!
    As you can see, there is still traces of Copper jacket fouling, but no where near as much as when the rifle/barrel was new!

    Doh!
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    meh I dont know where those pics are lol the will be on one of my many hard drives.... Ill have a look when Im home...

    It wasnt just the rifling coppering but the whole thing and thick copper deposits...

    But the Good man grant at trueflite replaced it for me with a very fine barrel and the 2 ive bought from him since are going well with literally no coppper and were about to intitiate the 4th trueflite ive had...

    One thing for sure is not only does grant build a fine product, he stands behind it to the end when you have a rare issue...

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    G'Day Big Bad Bob,

    Lookin forward to the images of your private Copper Mine!

    Quality products and back up service, seem to be a little harder to find these days!
    Good to hear Tru-Flite helped you out!!!
    I know they make a bloody good product but another local bloke over here is their agent, so I usually use MADDCO barrels.

    Doh!
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    Did you use any abrasive homer to speed along the running in process? or just shoot clean shoot clean and so on
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

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    1000yds is fun, 1500yds is getting interesting, 2000yds is exciting, 2500yds will blow your mind

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    I doubt any one has had any thing close to the factory barrel on my Barrett 98B in 338 Lapua magnum, it was still badly copper fouling after 700 rounds, by that stage I was only using it for muzzle brake testing...

    Right from the start it was a piece of shit, it had radial machining marks visible in the muzzle & the chamber, that was severly over sized as well.

    I broke it in properly, or tried to....after that failed miserably I used Final Finish, Autosol, JBs, Scotch bright, etc etc etc

    It would shoot well for a few rounds then......poos.

    I would clean it, it would take 7-10 rounds to settle down, then 7-10 would be acceptable, then it was time to clean again....

    Here it is after cleaning, a couple of weeks after I got it......



    Barrett promised me a new barrel a year or so ago......still waiting.....when I get seriously bored I will stir it up again, no good doing it on Barretts own forum because they remove or shuffle things around.....

    At great cost I bought a beautiful big Lija barrel & got it fitted to the 98B chambered in 338 Norma & it shoots mint, sub moa as far as I have shot it , with more speed than the Lapua

    The 338 True Flight barrels I have had so far have been fantastic to break in, faster than the other 338 barrels I have used.

    I will have more to break in shortly in chambered in 338 Edge, looking forward to running in a couple more 26" ones
    Last edited by Kiwi Greg; 08-05-2012 at 08:40 AM.

 

 

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