Posted 06 July 2012 - 04:54 PM
Posted 06 July 2012 - 06:25 PM
Edited by PA RIDGE RUNNER, 06 July 2012 - 06:26 PM.
Remember the Ark was built by amateurs, the titanic by professionals.
Posted 07 July 2012 - 06:33 AM
Posted 07 July 2012 - 10:16 AM
I can tell you out of my SKS I purchased and shot FMJ ammo and in large number. So far the rifle has not shown signs of reduced accuracy.
Posted 07 July 2012 - 11:32 AM
Posted 07 July 2012 - 05:26 PM
Posted 07 July 2012 - 06:02 PM
Posted 07 July 2012 - 09:51 PM
Posted 09 July 2012 - 10:16 AM
These "premium" solid copper bullets that are so popular nowadays are the absolute worst offenders for leaving copper fouling. I've seen more than one "shot-out" barrel that was in reality just badly fouled with metal.
This is the Copper remover I have used for years and years. Follow the instructions on the bottle EXACTLY.
Posted 09 July 2012 - 06:41 PM
Posted 09 July 2012 - 08:03 PM
Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:49 AM
I guarantee you one thing, if I had a rifle or pistol, that after the first 25-50 rds fired through it, and it was still grabbing enough copper off the jacket as to create a copper fouling issue, I would be talking to the manufacturer and asking if they used a hacksaw and chisel to cut the rifling in it.
I agree the first 25 - 50 rounds through a new barrel are going to grab more copper at first because the edges of the rifling lands are clean and sharp. But even after this "Break-in" the rifling does not stop grabbing copper. It slows down considerably but it doesn't stop. That's just the nature of rifling and the bore. It still grabs the bullet tightly enough to twist it and seal the gases behind it. The result of this metal on metal contact is the bullet is still going to leave some copper behind. A good bore solvent will remove much of this copper after an average shooting day (say 50 rounds).
The point I was trying to make is that it is possible to shoot enough that a regular bore solvent will not remove enough copper fouling to keep it from accumulating. The inevitable result. The barrel will start to act like it's "Shot-out".
Trust me, before you decide to toss a barrel that's acting "shot-out" try the Shooter's Choice Copper Remover. It's absolutely amazing stuff.
Posted 10 July 2012 - 03:35 PM
Posted 10 July 2012 - 04:49 PM
To get back on track. Nope, you are not shortening the life of your barrel shooting the Federal FMJ's.
It's a rumor started by folks who shoot piles of cheap FMJ ammo with corrosive components that don't clean their guns adequately.
Whether the jacket covers the tip of the bullet or not makes no difference to the rifle. Not all FMJ's are the same. A broad statement that claims FMJ's shorten barrel life to 1000 rounds is simply not true. Bad ammo and bad gun care can do that but to blame it on FMJ's is a major stretch.
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