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Rifle fouling

Post by Molegunner » Mon Jun 20, 2022 7:15 pm

;)Hi everyone!!.I have a 44 magnum and my rifle shoots better fouled.. Is this normal.. After cleaning it takes about 8 or so rounds thru it before it settles down.. Now I guess I will not clean it until I have issues. Is this what I should do???
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Post by RanchRoper » Mon Jun 20, 2022 8:36 pm

Your call, my 1860 Henry likes to be clean and ready to rock. :)
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Re: Rifle fouling

Post by GunnyGene » Mon Jun 20, 2022 8:40 pm

Molegunner wrote:
Mon Jun 20, 2022 7:15 pm
;)Hi everyone!!.I have a 44 magnum and my rifle shoots better fouled.. Is this normal.. After cleaning it takes about 8 or so rounds thru it before it settles down.. Now I guess I will not clean it until I have issues. Is this what I should do???
What you are chasing is called Barrel (or fouling) equilibrium. It's of great concern to the extreme long range guys (1500yds or more), and they will record absolutely every aspect of every shot, including the weather, tracking barrel temp after every shot, etc. . You can chart this precision/accuracy and it will show you when to clean your barrel. I'll recommend watching this series of video's by Rex, or at least those that pertain to barrel equilibrium and cleaning. There's a lot to learn, so take your time. :)

In particular Part 40 from the playlist:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KRUAv3 ... n&index=40
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Re: Rifle fouling

Post by GFK » Mon Jun 20, 2022 10:37 pm

To me, a clean bore is a good thing. It should help fight against corrosion. I assuming your groups are tighter after 8 rounds or so? If so, one of the articles discusses rifle accuracy. The other is 44 magnum specific. For me, I like to be around 2" or less groupings at 100 yards, using a scope. Open sight, I consider a 4" or less grouping as good. However, give Henry a call, if you think your rifle is not performing as it should.

accuracy:
https://www.ballisticstudies.com/Knowle ... 1%E2%80%9D.

44 magnum:
https://www.ballisticstudies.com/Knowle ... agnum.html
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