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#480617 - 11/05/07 08:20 AM store gun with dirty barrel
ethunter
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I pop 3 209 primers before i load up. Does anybody know how long i can leave it stored with the primer fouling in the barrel before it does damage?
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#480690 - 11/05/07 09:20 AM Re: store gun with dirty barrel [Re: ethunter]
b-model mack
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When in doubt, CLEAN IT NOW!

Do you have a blued or s/s barrel?

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#480695 - 11/05/07 09:26 AM Re: store gun with dirty barrel [Re: b-model mack]
ethunter
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 Originally Posted By: b-model mack
When in doubt, CLEAN IT NOW!

Do you have a blued or s/s barrel?


blued barrel

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#480737 - 11/05/07 10:06 AM Re: store gun with dirty barrel [Re: ethunter]
ethunter
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 Originally Posted By: ethunter
I pop 3 209 primers before i load up. Does anybody know how long i can leave it stored with the primer fouling in the barrel before it does damage?


I loaded it and hunted saturday,hunted sunday and am going wednesday.I was trying to save the load but when you think of all the money spent on gear,gas,time off work a $2.00 load isnt worth possible damage.

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#480821 - 11/05/07 11:21 AM Re: store gun with dirty barrel [Re: ethunter]
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Primer fouling won't hurt the barrel at all. If you're using a BP sub, like 777 or pyro, sitting for a couple of days won't cause any damage to the bore either. If it's been damp weather, or you've had the rifle cold then hot a few times, the charge potency itself might be affected by condesation. It may not shoot to the point of impact you might be expecting. If it's real BP, then it's never good to let the charge sit in the barrel or put off cleaning after it's been shot.
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#481078 - 11/05/07 03:19 PM Re: store gun with dirty barrel [Re: CHRIS WILSON]
4onaside
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A buddy of mine has a CVA St.Louis Hawken that is 20 plus years old. Since he is never one for detail, he always cleans it religiously. That is, he cleans it from last year's firing, at the start of the new season! He cleans it with hot, soapy water, and although going uncleaned for almost a year obviously should not be the prescribed maintenance schedule for any piece of equipment, it has never failed to fire when called on.
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#481573 - 11/05/07 07:39 PM Re: store gun with dirty barrel [Re: ethunter]
Droopy
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 Originally Posted By: ethunter
I pop 3 209 primers before i load up. Does anybody know how long i can leave it stored with the primer fouling in the barrel before it does damage?


I used to shoot caps thru mine prior to hunting to dry the nipple/breech. When i switched over to 209 primers, I noticed how much more gunk is put in the barrel. I know the primers have alot more charge than the #11 caps, but even shooting KleanBore primers, the build-up after one shot is awful. I just been drying my barrel/ breech really good.

Just outta curiosity, have you ever removed the nipple and tried to look thru it, after 3 primers? After one primer, mine is nearly closed up.
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#481964 - 11/05/07 11:26 PM Re: store gun with dirty barrel [Re: Droopy]
jakeway
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I don't know why you'd have to snap off more than one cap. I used to shoot only one #11 cap prior to loading. If one doesn't burn any excess oil or cleaner (that's why we do it) from teh breech, three won't either.

Having said that, I used to leave my percussion loaded during the entire 10 day season (unless I was lucky enough to get a shot) and it always shot when I needed it to, and the shot was always on target. No problems with "damage" to the bore. This was Black Powder.
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