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Can brass jag/bullet seater damage rifling?

I posted this in the muzzleloader forum, but only got one response. I thought I'd repost it here to get some more opinions.

I just bought a TC Triumph, which came with a bullet seater/cleaning jag similar to this one:

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As you can see, it is knurled brass. When cleaning with a patch, the knurled section is covered. But when using it to seat a bullet, the knurled section is exposed. I know that brass is softer than the steel of the bore, but I am worried that when using this tool to seat bullets, the knurled surface could damage the rifling.

I'm sure some of you have asked the same question, since I believe this tool comes standard with every TC muzzleloader. What do you think?
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Re: Can brass jag/bullet seater damage rifling?

Brass is so much softer than barrel steel that it would take an incredible amount of force to even consider damaging the bore with it. You'll stand a higher chance of damaging the bore with black powder, pyrodex or the like than you will with that jag. The only way a bore is getting damaged with that jag is if it's got a bunch of crud on it and the crud is harder than the bbl.

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Rest easy. The barrel will wear out that jag long before it puts as much as a scratch in the bore.

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Re: Can brass jag/bullet seater damage rifling?

Thanks, I appreciate the responses.
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Re: Can brass jag/bullet seater damage rifling?

take the jag and rub it on the outside of the barrel. that will show you if it will damage the inside. muzzle loader barrels are usually made of softer steel compared to a rifle barrel.

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Re: Can brass jag/bullet seater damage rifling?

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Rest easy. The barrel will wear out that jag long before it puts as much as a scratch in the bore.

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Re: Can brass jag/bullet seater damage rifling?

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Rest easy. The barrel will wear out that jag long before it puts as much as a scratch in the bore.

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Right on about brass-nothing to fret about.....drill rod stock (supplied w/Neil Jones' rods) or stainless steel jags are another entirely different story though....stay away from them....
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Re: Can brass jag/bullet seater damage rifling?

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take the jag and rub it on the outside of the barrel. that will show you if it will damage the inside. muzzle loader barrels are usually made of softer steel compared to a rifle barrel.
I did that before posting this, and it scratched some of the bluing off the barrel, revealing a reddish steel underneath. I'm not sure if it would have the same effect on the inside of the barrel. I can't see why it wouldn't.

Should have mentioned this earlier.
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Re: Can brass jag/bullet seater damage rifling?

the inside of the barrel doesn't have any bluing to worry about.
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