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    Copper mine

    Tried to get a pic of my AR 6.8 barrel after 15 shots. Has had about 120 through it total.

    This is about the worst copper fouling i have seen, is it even that bad? Still shoots OK.

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    That's shite.. What bread is the barrel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanners View Post
    That's shite.. What bread is the barrel?
    Quite bad aye?

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    For a dozen rd's it is.
    Does it shoot alright?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanners View Post
    For a dozen rd's it is.
    Does it shoot alright?
    By alright i mean about 1.5" at 100m average which is good enough for what I want with this rifle. Its got a pretty lightweight barrel, the whole rifle with scope ect is only 6.5 pounds

    Fire-lapping a bad idea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PerazziSC3 View Post
    Fire-lapping a bad idea?
    Give it a jam and let us know

    You can give it a good wank with JBs or Autosol, BUT your copper extends all the way to the crown....

    Shoot it clean.. if its same when fouled then ignore it

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    I have seen worse but that's definitely copper
    A big fast bullet beats a little fast bullet every time

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    Could it be related to the projectile being used ?

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    clean the hell out of it,make sure there is absolutely no copper left in it.
    load a few blanks and fire to carbon barrel.
    This can help a lot.

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    My last 4 rifles would all copper foul like that - even after only a few rounds. My current rifle - will look like that after only a couple of rounds and yet all my previous rifles shot well and my current one is an absolute machine. Doesn't do a cold/clean flyer - I've never not found a sub moa load for it in over 5 different projectiles including the finiky LRAB - only ever used factory ammo in it once and that was for shooting her in - and even that shot sub moa after 2 sighters to get it on paper. So I've come to the conclusion that we/people get antsy about having copper showing in our barrels and can chase tales all day long - yet if it shots then why worry?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grunta View Post
    My last 4 rifles would all copper foul like that - even after only a few rounds. My current rifle - will look like that after only a couple of rounds and yet all my previous rifles shot well and my current one is an absolute machine. Doesn't do a cold/clean flyer - I've never not found a sub moa load for it in over 5 different projectiles including the finiky LRAB - only ever used factory ammo in it once and that was for shooting her in - and even that shot sub moa after 2 sighters to get it on paper. So I've come to the conclusion that we/people get antsy about having copper showing in our barrels and can chase tales all day long - yet if it shots then why worry?
    This guy crafty told me my barrel is real bad and needs a good cleaning to remove copper Still I out shot tikkas with it
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    clean the hell out of it,make sure there is absolutely no copper left in it.
    load a few blanks and fire to carbon barrel.
    This can help a lot.

    Sent from my GT-S5360T using Tapatalk 2
    Will give that a try, my groups are the same dirty or clean and relatively the same POI so not to worried, its only a rattle gun. I have just changed to a faster powder and im getting bugger all carbon fouling.

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    I've got some jbs if you want some . Used it on advice from the forum , on my 223 that was fouling bad . Worked well
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