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Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Chester County, PA
Re: Help....need to do it right
There are so many variables with ML shooting that there probably is not a single answer that will help. For example: manufacturer of powder being used / humidity / patch lube... However, try using Crisco as a patch lube. Criso is cheap and it will keep the burned powder soft, thus greatly reducing loading problems and causing the burnd powder to be easly removed as well. I started out using Bore Butter and I could not drive home more than 3 consecutive loads without brushing the bore and wet swabbing. With Crisco I have fired as many as 20 loads without cleaning the bore. Again, though, humidity will play a part in the accumilation of powder in the bore. The only issue I have with Crisco is that to properly apply the stuff you need to melt it and place the patch material in the melt and then let it cool to soak the wad. A bit messy but it makes a shooting session fun and not constantly broken by bore swabbing sessions.
Good night Chesty, wherever you are......