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#3012359 - 11/02/12 09:13 AM Inliners-Clean that flash channel!
LanceS4803
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I learned something the hard way; keep your flash channel clean.
I thought I had been doing a good job of this, soaking and then scrubbing with a military pipe cleaner (the pipe clenaer sure came out dirty).
I recently switched to BH209 and this week I have had trouble with accuracy and primer blowback. Going through old post, I saw that you should clean flash channel with a 1/8" drill bit (for Traditions users). I tried, no go. Kept going down in bit size and was finally able to get a .087 bit in there. Started going back up in size and found that there was a pretty heft crud ring in the channel. Eventually got up to .125 (1/8").
So, what I thought was clean, wasn't even close and accuracy suffered.
The flash channel will now be getting cleaned out with the drill bit a the end of each shooting day.
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#3012449 - 11/02/12 10:04 AM Re: Inliners-Clean that flash channel! [Re: LanceS4803]
FrontierGander
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yep got to watch that. Its a good idea to clean after 6-10 shots to keep things consistent.
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#3012904 - 11/02/12 03:21 PM Re: Inliners-Clean that flash channel! [Re: FrontierGander]
BigD_625
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Thanks for the heads-up. That and the breech threads always give me a hard time.
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#3013298 - 11/02/12 08:37 PM Re: Inliners-Clean that flash channel! [Re: BigD_625]
W.Seay
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It definitely makes a difference in accuracy!!
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#3013359 - 11/02/12 09:15 PM Re: Inliners-Clean that flash channel! [Re: W.Seay]
LanceS4803
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I was very surprised at how much it affected accuracy.
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#3014102 - 11/03/12 02:23 PM Re: Inliners-Clean that flash channel! [Re: LanceS4803]
pick-a-spot
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Okay, going to show my ignorance here. Where exactly is the flash channel. I just started MZ hunting 2 years ago and started with a CVA Buckhorn inline. I try to be very thorough when cleaning and don't want to miss something. Is it the tiny hole the primer fires thru ?
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#3014119 - 11/03/12 02:50 PM Re: Inliners-Clean that flash channel! [Re: pick-a-spot]
FrontierGander
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I'll be making some how to videos but in the mean time, heres the diagram.


CVA factory plug uses a 3mm or #32 drill bit. CVA- Western Powders blackhorn209 plug uses an 1/8" drill bit.

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#3018141 - 11/06/12 06:14 AM Re: Inliners-Clean that flash channel! [Re: FrontierGander]
Wobblyshot1
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http://www.plugcleaner.com/

This is from an ad in Muzzle Blast magazine.
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#3018436 - 11/06/12 08:52 AM Re: Inliners-Clean that flash channel! [Re: Wobblyshot1]
smyrnagc
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 Originally Posted By: Wobblyshot1
http://www.plugcleaner.com/

This is from an ad in Muzzle Blast magazine.


Perfect...Just bought one. Thanks for the link.
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