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#3162040 - 02/13/13 07:25 AM cleaning between shots
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Just wondering those of you that clean between shots. What do you use and what is your process?
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#3162048 - 02/13/13 07:39 AM Re: cleaning between shots [Re: pseshooter300]
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I take a patch, lightly apply some isopropyl alcohol (Windex works great) and swab the bore of the rifle. As you work the patch down the bore, work the patch in short strokes. Work from the muzzle to the breech. After the damp patch, then work two dry patches through the bore. This will remove additional fouling and also dry the bore.
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#3162068 - 02/13/13 07:57 AM Re: cleaning between shots [Re: smyrnagc]
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I don't.
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#3162094 - 02/13/13 08:14 AM Re: cleaning between shots [Re: iowavf]
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Well the reason im asking is i would have a clean barrel when im hunting so im trying to see how it will do with a clean barrel
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#3162222 - 02/13/13 09:28 AM Re: cleaning between shots [Re: smyrnagc]
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 Originally Posted By: smyrnagc
I take a patch, lightly apply some isopropyl alcohol (Windex works great) and swab the bore of the rifle. As you work the patch down the bore, work the patch in short strokes. Work from the muzzle to the breech. After the damp patch, then work two dry patches through the bore. This will remove additional fouling and also dry the bore.


I use "Windex MultiSurface Cleaner with Vinegar" in my ShilohSharps .40-65, its the best stuff that I have ever used, I am shooting true Blackpowder, Swiss 1.5
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#3162250 - 02/13/13 09:47 AM Re: cleaning between shots [Re: smyrnagc]
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 Originally Posted By: smyrnagc
I take a patch, lightly apply some isopropyl alcohol (Windex works great) and swab the bore of the rifle. As you work the patch down the bore, work the patch in short strokes. Work from the muzzle to the breech. After the damp patch, then work two dry patches through the bore. This will remove additional fouling and also dry the bore.


This is how I did it as well but used the BP solvent instead. I have now converted to smokeless. For BP, I wanted all of my shots to simulate a clean barrel in a hunting condition. I would also shoot some shots with a "dirty" barrel afterwards just to see if there was an effect if I had a follow up shot while hunting.
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#3162346 - 02/13/13 11:14 AM Re: cleaning between shots [Re: TN Larry]
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BP?
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#3162374 - 02/13/13 11:55 AM Re: cleaning between shots [Re: pseshooter300]
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#3162453 - 02/13/13 01:04 PM Re: cleaning between shots [Re: iowavf]
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I chew on a patch and swab the barrel between shots, up to 3 maybe 4 shots, then I actually clean it. ;\)
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#3162463 - 02/13/13 01:12 PM Re: cleaning between shots [Re: MUP]
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1 part NAPA soluable oil and 7 parts water makes a great wiping solution

I use distilled water
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#3162485 - 02/13/13 01:37 PM Re: cleaning between shots [Re: Chaneylake]
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I don't like to swab between shots.You won't be swabbing between shots in the field while hunting..
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#3162491 - 02/13/13 01:43 PM Re: cleaning between shots [Re: cecil30-30]
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The solution for all this for me was Blackhorn 209...No swabbing necessary
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#3162659 - 02/13/13 03:12 PM Re: cleaning between shots [Re: smyrnagc]
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I put some bp solvent on a patch after about every 5th shot .if i'm shooting patched balls, i just put a patch in my mouth and then load it down the barrell. It keeps the fouling pretty soft.
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#3163000 - 02/13/13 07:39 PM Re: cleaning between shots [Re: cecil30-30]
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 Originally Posted By: cecil30-30
I don't like to swab between shots.You won't be swabbing between shots in the field while hunting..

I won't be shooting a dirty barrel in the field either. My first shot has always been from a clean barrel and the one I most worried about when I shot blackpowder. My encore shot basically the same with a clean and dirty barrel so I didn't really have to worry. If my barrel had to be fouled to shoot good, it would find a new home.
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#3163010 - 02/13/13 07:42 PM Re: cleaning between shots [Re: pseshooter300]
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 Originally Posted By: pseshooter300
BP?


Blackpowder solvent. I used the 777 blackpowder sopvent when I shot 777.
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#3163042 - 02/13/13 07:57 PM Re: cleaning between shots [Re: TN Larry]
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Thanks Larry
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#3164724 - 02/15/13 08:43 AM Re: cleaning between shots [Re: cecil30-30]
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 Originally Posted By: cecil30-30
I don't like to swab between shots.You won't be swabbing between shots in the field while hunting..


Actually I do Cec, unless it's a "quick as possible" follow up shot and I don't have time. That's what was recommended in my Knight user's manual years ago. Keep a few extra patches handy, chew one up and swab the barrel after one shot, to help the bullet seat properly by breaking the crud ring out. ;\)
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#3165156 - 02/15/13 02:29 PM Re: cleaning between shots [Re: pseshooter300]
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never seen the point in it

you cant shoot 3 deer back to back to back swabbing in the field

but the again some folks dont shoot multiple deer
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#3165157 - 02/15/13 02:31 PM Re: cleaning between shots [Re: MUP]
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 Originally Posted By: MUP
 Originally Posted By: cecil30-30
I don't like to swab between shots.You won't be swabbing between shots in the field while hunting..


Actually I do Cec, unless it's a "quick as possible" follow up shot and I don't have time. That's what was recommended in my Knight user's manual years ago. Keep a few extra patches handy, chew one up and swab the barrel after one shot, to help the bullet seat properly by breaking the crud ring out. ;\)


so when you shoot a doe and a 150 class buck rolls out either you will swab or hope the poi is good as you always shoot with a swabbed barrel

i want my ml to shoot a good group from a clean bbl on fist shot and at least 2 more dirty shot so i have peace of mind
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#3165442 - 02/15/13 06:59 PM Re: cleaning between shots [Re: Deer Assassin]
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I don't swab in the field. I line it up with a clean barrel. I then check zero with a dirty barrel to make sure it's not different.
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#3165894 - 02/16/13 08:23 AM Re: cleaning between shots [Re: Chaneylake]
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I use presoaked patches every other shot when checking accuracy. When ur hunting u r not going to have time to swab the barrel in between sots.
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#3166173 - 02/16/13 12:23 PM Re: cleaning between shots [Re: TNRino]
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What do you soak in?
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#3166584 - 02/16/13 06:47 PM Re: cleaning between shots [Re: pseshooter300]
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http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=1224723

These are the last ones that I bought. They work great for at the range.
If I'm at home Hoppe's no9 is always a good choice.


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#3166692 - 02/16/13 08:11 PM Re: cleaning between shots [Re: TNRino]
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Ihave shot three does at one hunt from the time the first fell to the last was less then 5 min swabbed between shots made perfect shots. dont ever leave my meals to chance. just a simple spit patch run down the barrel assures perfect groups to kill with.
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#3168660 - 02/18/13 02:04 PM Re: cleaning between shots [Re: smyrnagc]
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 Originally Posted By: smyrnagc
The solution for all this for me was Blackhorn 209...No swabbing necessary


X2. If you're rifle will shoot it, then there's no better solution unless you can also go smokeless.
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#3169603 - 02/19/13 10:40 AM Re: cleaning between shots [Re: Deer Assassin]
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 Originally Posted By: Deer Assassin
 Originally Posted By: MUP
 Originally Posted By: cecil30-30
I don't like to swab between shots.You won't be swabbing between shots in the field while hunting..


Actually I do Cec, unless it's a "quick as possible" follow up shot and I don't have time. That's what was recommended in my Knight user's manual years ago. Keep a few extra patches handy, chew one up and swab the barrel after one shot, to help the bullet seat properly by breaking the crud ring out. ;\)




so when you shoot a doe and a 150 class buck rolls out either you will swab or hope the poi is good as you always shoot with a swabbed barrel

i want my ml to shoot a good group from a clean bbl on fist shot and at least 2 more dirty shot so i have peace of mind


That's why I added "unless it's a quick as possible follow-up shot" ;\) My ML does shoot good out to 3-4 shots before cleaning, but it also shoots after swabbing down, and w/o the crud ring to crunch thru to seat the bullet. Remember, I still shoot Pyro.
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#3170171 - 02/19/13 08:15 PM Re: cleaning between shots [Re: MUP]
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For what it's worth....I shoot a patched round ball and there's no need to wipe between shots.
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