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  1. J

    Carbon ring removal

    My 2 cents at this point and I am still learning a lot. I am not sure if I am glad I have a bore scope or if now its just something else to fuck with!!! Here are my pics at 3000 rounds cleaning every 300-500 rounds. The last pic is titled clean, is that clean enough???? Gun never ever really...
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    Carbon ring removal

    Thanks Frank, appreciate it very much. Also great information on CLR.....the new barrel will not be seeing any of it👍
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    Carbon ring removal

    Frank, would it be possible to post a bore scope pic of a “barrel that starts to get rougher” and show us a before and after pic? I have a new Bartlein going on this week and would like to know what the heck we really should be looking for. For what it’s worth it’s a heavy varmint chambered in...
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    Gunsmithing Bore Scope Pics

    Here is how is see from my personal experience and NOT having a bore scope it was impossible to know exactly what was going on in MY barrel. I to choose to clean every 500rds or so since I had read over and over to shoot till the gun’s accuracy fell off. In my head, I figured it was a happy...
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    Gunsmithing Bore Scope Pics

    Quick update, soaked with CLR and brushed a shit ton with a bronze brush and just starting to make some headway. If I didn't have the bore scope, no way in hell anyone could have told me there would still be carbon in the barrel. I will not be able to get out and shoot for a week, very anxious...
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    Gunsmithing Bore Scope Pics

    I think that’s the key. I will adopt a quick clean after a range trip to knock out some carbon right away, that along with the brass brushes should do the trick.
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    Gunsmithing Bore Scope Pics

    I will toss the nylon as it seems clear here bronze/brass is the way to go. I honestly have never shot till accuracy completely fell off, but as of late I have been getting more flyers and the groups are opening up, but was chalking that up to the round count. I am thinking my issue at this...
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    Gunsmithing Bore Scope Pics

    I do not shoot a ton in one sitting, usually 50 rounds or so every few weeks and at times I may go a month or so without shooting at all. The good news now is I have the bore scope and can keep an eye on things much better and catch this before it gets this far. I have not used Butches before...
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    Gunsmithing Bore Scope Pics

    Thank you for the reply. New barrel going to be ordered for sure and not looking to restore or bring back at this time. Just trying to learn for next barrel on how to keep this from happening. What products would you recommend and how often should I be cleaning then to the carbon from building up?
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    Gunsmithing Bore Scope Pics

    Looking for some input on what I may have done right or wrong and also learn for my next barrel on whether or not to change my cleaning practices. I have cleaned every 500 rounds thus far and have tried just about every type of carbon and copper remover. Cleaning is done by 3 wet patches carbon...
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    Ring just above shoulder

    All, I do keep the bushing lose and the writing on the bushing upright as I believe that is correct. I do Full Length size every time. I am not at home to measure but 99% sure fired case neck is .295, maybe .296. I size with a .291 bushing and loaded rounds are .293 and bullets are seated to...
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    Ring just above shoulder

    I just ran down and sized a few pieces of brass that had no markings, sure enough 100% after sizing. Switched out the bushing and ran a few and they came out perfect. Thanks for everyone's help.
  13. J

    Ring just above shoulder

    Hhhmmmm you just made me think of something I do every now and then. I switched back and forth from the hornaday spray lube to the regular lube pad, every now and then I feel like I have too much lube and I will run a bare case through it. Not wanting to have too much lube build up inside the...
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    Ring just above shoulder

    After sizing. I cleaned the hell out of everything and will keep a close eye on it to see if anything gets worse. I am trim on an rcbs trim pro, thanks for the feedback.
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    Ring just above shoulder

    I will clean the die and bushing really well to start, and I have another bushing I can try as well. The tiny lip I can feel is what concerns me more, thanks for the reply.
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    Ring just above shoulder

    This was virgin brass to start. Brass has been fired six times all through the same gun. Tac 30 in .260, bartlein barrel. Shooting 139 scenars 18k off the lands 41.7 h4350, 2815fps. I anneal every second firing on a bench source annealer. I just noticed this ring today, just barely catches a...
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    Sidearms & Scatterguns Top CC of snipers (title for fun)

    Ruger LCP Started with m&p shield, moved to Ruger Lc9 and just realized for the smaller the better for me personally. Comfort and ability carry every day.
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    First build and thanks to Greg at Bugholes

    First off I must say Greg was super helpful, responsive to all my questions and cannot say enough for his customer service. Greg also delivered on time as promised. Thank you Greg!!! gun is chambered in .260 tac 30 action 26" Bartlein barrel heavy varmit contour timney calvin elite 2 stage...
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    Help With .223 OCW

    I agree with spife7980. A lot of other questions to really know for sure, if only going by this target I would say it doesn't like the combo. With that being said, what is your brass prep, what is your neck tension, how are you measuring your powder, did you shoot off a bipod, the list goes on...
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    Brass Cleaning and Annealing for SH Members!

    I just received 400 223 lapua cases back from Bob, super quick turn around as always. It should also be noted that I didn't use any packing material inside my lapua boxes when I sent them, however Bob being the man he is, went ahead and put packing material in there for me on the way back. These...