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#3440731 - 11/07/13 01:22 PM Re: Barrel swabbing [Re: UTGrad]
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 Originally Posted By: UTGrad
Blackhorn doesn't require swabbing but here's the thing.

My first shot at a deer is from a clean barrel. I don't like to leave any muzzleloader "fouled". I sight in my muzzleloader based off a clean bore. The POI of the clean bore is what matters to me...not how many times I can shoot without swabbing.


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#3440837 - 11/07/13 02:53 PM Re: Barrel swabbing [Re: Tennessee Lead]
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Shot my CVA Apex with stainless barrel a couple of days before juvy. I put it back up without swabbing. Got it out last night to clean/load and I now have a rust pit on the crown of the barrel! I am kicking myself right now and pissed too! I shoot the BH209.

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#3440841 - 11/07/13 02:55 PM Re: Barrel swabbing [Re: MUP]
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I shoot 777 and a fouled barrel out of my White G-series, and I do not swab between shots. I can shoot up to 11 shots before the accuracy starts slipping and loading becomes difficult.
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#3441475 - 11/07/13 09:03 PM Re: Barrel swabbing [Re: TNDeerGuy]
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With anything but BH209, your supposed to clean your rifle after shooting, as anything else is highly corrosive, not to mention needing a stick of dynamite to free your breech plug...so why does it make a difference if you swab ? Your gonna shoot with a clean barrel anyway....that is, if you clean it like you should. I understand fouling the barrel of a centerfire makes it more accurate, but not a MZ. After several shots, your accuracy will decrease. Every gun and powder/bullet combo is different, so some might have more or less shots before that happens. Personally, i wont leave my ML dirty. And unless something freaky happens to my scope, first shot out of a clean barrel is right where i want it. But then again...i shoot a Knight. Jk guys. If it works for you, great.
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#3441543 - 11/07/13 09:42 PM Re: Barrel swabbing [Re: Killing time]
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So for you guys that are zeroed with a fouled barrel, what's the best way to go about fouling your barrel before going hunting? When I zeroed my wolf in the other day I did not swab between shots. I got it dialed in, swabbed and shot it again and hit way high. Fired a couple more and it came right back to where I had it.
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#3441544 - 11/07/13 09:42 PM Re: Barrel swabbing [Re: Killing time]
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 Originally Posted By: Killing time
With anything but BH209, your supposed to clean your rifle after shooting, as anything else is highly corrosive, not to mention needing a stick of dynamite to free your breech plug...so why does it make a difference if you swab ? Your gonna shoot with a clean barrel anyway....that is, if you clean it like you should. I understand fouling the barrel of a centerfire makes it more accurate, but not a MZ. After several shots, your accuracy will decrease. Every gun and powder/bullet combo is different, so some might have more or less shots before that happens. Personally, i wont leave my ML dirty. And unless something freaky happens to my scope, first shot out of a clean barrel is right where i want it. But then again...i shoot a Knight. Jk guys. If it works for you, great.


You're incorrect about a clean muzzleloading barrel is more accurate than a dirty one—some are much more accurate and hold much better patterns with a dirty barrel, but then again...some aren't. Shooting 777, mine will hold a 3-shot 2-3" group high and left at 50 yards with a clean barrel, foul it and then fire consecutive shots without swabbing and my 3-shot group will hold a pattern under 1" at 50yds right on the X and I can hold that kind of group up to 11 shots without swabbing before that pattern starts to break.
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#3441546 - 11/07/13 09:43 PM Re: Barrel swabbing [Re: TeamMainStreet]
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 Originally Posted By: TeamMainStreet
So for you guys that are zeroed with a fouled barrel, what's the best way to go about fouling your barrel before going hunting? When I zeroed my wolf in the other day I did not swab between shots. I got it dialed in, swabbed and shot it again and hit way high. Fired a couple more and it came right back to where I had it.


Load 30gr, put a cap on and pull the trigger. \:\)
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#3441550 - 11/07/13 09:46 PM Re: Barrel swabbing [Re: TNDeerGuy]
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 Originally Posted By: TNDeerGuy
 Originally Posted By: TeamMainStreet
So for you guys that are zeroed with a fouled barrel, what's the best way to go about fouling your barrel before going hunting? When I zeroed my wolf in the other day I did not swab between shots. I got it dialed in, swabbed and shot it again and hit way high. Fired a couple more and it came right back to where I had it.


Load 30gr, put a cap on and pull the trigger. \:\)



Pellets? I guess 50 grain wouldn't matter. Just drop one in, cap it and snap it?
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#3441579 - 11/07/13 10:08 PM Re: Barrel swabbing [Re: TeamMainStreet]
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 Originally Posted By: TNDeerGuy
 Originally Posted By: TeamMainStreet
So for you guys that are zeroed with a fouled barrel, what's the best way to go about fouling your barrel before going hunting? When I zeroed my wolf in the other day I did not swab between shots. I got it dialed in, swabbed and shot it again and hit way high. Fired a couple more and it came right back to where I had it.


Load 30gr, put a cap on and pull the trigger. \:\)



Pellets? I guess 50 grain wouldn't matter. Just drop one in, cap it and snap it?


yep...that would work as well
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#3441602 - 11/07/13 10:28 PM Re: Barrel swabbing [Re: TNDeerGuy]
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Ok thanks
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