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#2957896 - 09/26/12 07:57 AM Seasoning a Barrel? Stainless Steel?
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Registered: 09/15/05
Posts: 2171
Loc: Russellville

Ok, I've heard different theories on seasoning.... I only shoot 10 or 15 shots per year, so my experience is very limited... To season or not to season? What about Stainless steel?

Personally, I have always used regular bore cleaners then apply a thin coat of Rem-Oil.....

Some tell me that I am screwing up, others say it dont matter since I aint cooking with a cast iron skillet.....

There have never been issues witm my guns, That I know of anyway...
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#2957929 - 09/26/12 08:24 AM Re: Seasoning a Barrel? Stainless Steel? [Re: RussellvilleRob]
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Registered: 08/28/08
Posts: 3543
Loc: Andersonville, TN

Honestly if it's stainless I wouldn't go through the trouble of trying to season it. JMO.
#2957995 - 09/26/12 08:58 AM Re: Seasoning a Barrel? Stainless Steel? [Re: ratsnakeboogy]
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Registered: 11/06/02
Posts: 7406
Loc: savannah, tn., usa

I didnt season mine but i have noticed the more i shoot it the more accurate it gets. Go figure.
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#2958009 - 09/26/12 09:04 AM Re: Seasoning a Barrel? Stainless Steel? [Re: ratsnakeboogy]
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Registered: 10/13/10
Posts: 1264
Loc: Rutherford County

Don't worry about it.

That seasoning thing is from back in the days of black powder, iron barrels, and animal fat lubes and preservatives.
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#2958145 - 09/26/12 11:08 AM Re: Seasoning a Barrel? Stainless Steel? [Re: Wobblyshot1]
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Registered: 06/06/04
Posts: 1994
Loc: Brush Creek

^^^^^ Yep I agree.^^^^^
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#2958305 - 09/26/12 01:37 PM Re: Seasoning a Barrel? Stainless Steel? [Re: bigtex]

Registered: 02/25/12
Posts: 21
Loc: N. Alabama

Hit it with a little JB's Bore Bright and you should be good. Abrasive stuff so be careful and use it only when you feel you need a deep clean.
#2958505 - 09/26/12 04:45 PM Re: Seasoning a Barrel? Stainless Steel? [Re: FatTire]
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Registered: 10/25/05
Posts: 3263
Loc: southwest iowa

Wouldn't worry about, did nothing special to mine about 15 years ago.
#2959567 - 09/27/12 12:36 PM Re: Seasoning a Barrel? Stainless Steel? [Re: iowavf]
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Registered: 08/14/12
Posts: 229
Loc: Tullahoma, TN.

'Seasoning' is the act of sealing up the pores in Iron with a fat or natural oil based lubricant by repeated heating & cooling. Exactly as you would season a cast iron skillet.

Modern steel & Stainless steels don't have pores.

The whole seasoning a barrel thing is a holdover from many, many years ago when barrels were manufactured from soft iron. Unfortunately, TC perpetuated this idea when they first introduced Bore Butter & gave instructions on the pack for seasoning a barrel. Since then, the idea simply won't die.

As with all rifle barrels, there is a break in period & it will get more accurate the more you shoot it (Especially if you actually work up a load, rather than just dropping in 2 or 3 pellets) as the rifling smooths out & all the machining marks get worn out.
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