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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-15-2011, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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Zero in at the range?

When you’re at the range and sighting in you gun is cleaning needed after every shot or every other? And what do you use to clean out on the range?

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Re: Zero in at the range?

I dont clean between shots and that is prob why i get some poor grouping. Plus, it gets pretty dang hard to put the following rounds down the barrel after a few. Next time out I plan on using a clean cloth to swab out the remaining residue to assit better grouping and easier loads. I know this really doesnt answer your question, so I will await someone with good shooting range experience as well. Glad you asked!

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Re: Zero in at the range?

I carry a liitle plastic bottle of alcohol and run a wet patch followed by a couple of dry ones between shots if the gun gets hard to load - usually every other shot.

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Re: Zero in at the range?

With traditional muzzleloaders (flinters using real black powder, many shooters (me included)wipe after every shot at the range. In the woods, I just reload without wiping.

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Re: Zero in at the range?

I swab wet with TC13, then dry patch and then lube patch with Wonderlube. I do this between every shot whether at the range or in the field. My theory is consistency. The firts shot was from a clean barrel so I try to have every shot after from a clean barrel
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Re: Zero in at the range?

Between shots its 1 wet patch W/blue windex and 2 dry patches load and fire
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Re: Zero in at the range?

I run an alcohol soaked path thru every 3 shots at the range.
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Re: Zero in at the range?

Nice thats to all!

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Re: Zero in at the range?

When at the range I want to know where that bullet hits with a clean barrel so I swab before I shoot the first shot and after each shot thereafter. I even do this in the field if time permits. I use an alcohol patch and two dry ones each time.
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Re: Zero in at the range?

1 wet(damp) followed by 2 dry every 3rd shot.

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