And THAT is the biggest reason to keep a reasonably clean barrel at the range. I can shoot adequate groups with a dirty barrel, but when I'm trying to see what the rifle can do, the shot has to be the same, every time.Big Redneck said:When on the range I like to have the barrel in the same condition as it would be when I am hunting, nice and clean.
water+black powder is not a good idea...unless you want black mud (wet powder)brewyak said:I normally bring a jug of water with me. I drink most and some goes to the swabing patches. I only swab at the range every 5 shoots or so. I use real BP and I like to shoot Swiss powder.