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cleaning at the range

What do you guys use to swab out your barrel with in between shots at the range?

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Re: cleaning at the range

i shoot real black powder and typically patch n ball..i swab with patches with 91% rubbing alcohol..if i swab at all..
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Re: cleaning at the range

I'm going to work up a load for a hawkins, I just picked up. Any suggestions? I'm thinking of useing powerbelts.

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T.C. 13 Does the job for me.
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Re: cleaning at the range

Between shots --- maybe a spit patch followed by a dry one.

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Re: cleaning at the range

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I'm going to work up a load for a hawkins, I just picked up. Any suggestions? I'm thinking of useing powerbelts.
.490 ball - .015/.018 patch - 80 gr FF or 70 gr FFF
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Re: cleaning at the range

I use Goex 3F for all my muzzleloaders and I shoot round ball with a spit patch. I can usually get about 25 shots before I will run a patch down the barrel and then I use a mixture of dish detergent and water.
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Re: cleaning at the range

Take a small bottle of water along.
1 wet patch followed by 2 dry every 3rd shot.
My shots at deer are with a clean barrel and I want to duplicate that.

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Rubbing Alcohol or Windex

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Re: cleaning at the range

The only time I shoot my MZ's off the bench at the range is when I am sighting my rifle in. Or when I am checking my zero.

I do my practice elsewhere.

When at the range I am only concerned on what my rifle does from a cold and clean bore. So I might be a bit different than other guys. But I completely clean the inside of my barrel between every shot. As I said I am only concerned where the cold clean shot hits. I really do not care where the rifle hits with a dirty bore. Or even a swabbed bore. But that is just me.

When I just shoot for practice. I spit patch then two dry patches between each shot. I can shoot pretty much all day, and as many shots as I want to. Sometimes it may take a second wet patch. Or a couple of extra dry patches. Tom.
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