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I have a couple hundred .490 and .530 rb that are oxidized, any one know how to safely clean them? I dont have a mould or I would just remelt them. Thanks for any advise.
 

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That might be what I do with them, use the for killin paper.
 

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Best way to clean them is just shoot them. The oxidation doesn't change anything except your perception.
 

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If the oxidation is found to be offensive, close your eyes until your short starter sends the funny colored roundball four to five inches down the barrel.

Open your eyes, seat the patched, oxidized ball snuggly on your powder charge, take a rest, and send the offensive projectile toward the bull'seye or just in back of the deer's front leg.

Years ago, I worried over shiny lead balls turning that chalky grey color, and performed all sorts of attempts to shine them up again, thinking a shiny lead ball absolutely must perform better than an oxidized one. There is no difference down range.


Just shoot them!
 
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