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 Quick Question, Clean or Don't Clean? Swab? Dry Patch? Alcohol Patch?

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PostSubject: Quick Question, Clean or Don't Clean? Swab? Dry Patch? Alcohol Patch?   Quick Question, Clean or Don't Clean? Swab? Dry Patch? Alcohol Patch? EmptyNovember 15th 2017, 11:47 am

So, I'm going out for revenge tomorrow (hunting). The thing is, I don't have time to drive out to the range today. My barrel is dirty from shooting on Saturday, but was also dirty as heck from all those misfires.

I ran two dry patches down the barrel, which pushed out a little unburned BH209, and a lot of carbon crud.

I'm inclined to clean it well, but I worry about that first shot out of a clean gun (which for me tends to be high, maybe a little left). Is that the best alternative? Or should I just shoot it as is (two dry patches). Or, should I give it a couple more dry patches, or maybe an alcohol swab, then dry patch?

Recommendations?
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PostSubject: Re: Quick Question, Clean or Don't Clean? Swab? Dry Patch? Alcohol Patch?   Quick Question, Clean or Don't Clean? Swab? Dry Patch? Alcohol Patch? EmptyNovember 15th 2017, 11:50 am

Shoot it as it is. I will normally dry patch the bore to remove a good deal of fouling. Always hunt with a clean breech plug/flash channel!
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PostSubject: Re: Quick Question, Clean or Don't Clean? Swab? Dry Patch? Alcohol Patch?   Quick Question, Clean or Don't Clean? Swab? Dry Patch? Alcohol Patch? EmptyNovember 15th 2017, 12:04 pm

@FrontierGander wrote:
Always hunt with a clean breech plug/flash channel!

Tattooed on the insides of my eyelids!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Quick Question, Clean or Don't Clean? Swab? Dry Patch? Alcohol Patch?   Quick Question, Clean or Don't Clean? Swab? Dry Patch? Alcohol Patch? EmptyNovember 16th 2017, 3:40 am

Have you ever tried putting about 30 grs of powder in the barrel with no patch or ball to pre foul the barrel so your first shot is right on target ?
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PostSubject: Re: Quick Question, Clean or Don't Clean? Swab? Dry Patch? Alcohol Patch?   Quick Question, Clean or Don't Clean? Swab? Dry Patch? Alcohol Patch? EmptyNovember 16th 2017, 12:57 pm

Update, got a nice fat doe this morning at 97 yards. Dead on. No issues. Left a hole in her side the size of a softball. DRT.

That's 110gr Blackhorn 209 pushing  a 260gr Harvester Scorpion out of a Pursuit UL.

I'm pleased. Thank you guys for being the great resource that you are! If I can shrink the pic today I'll upload it.
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PostSubject: Re: Quick Question, Clean or Don't Clean? Swab? Dry Patch? Alcohol Patch?   Quick Question, Clean or Don't Clean? Swab? Dry Patch? Alcohol Patch? EmptyNovember 23rd 2017, 10:13 am

So guys what are we to do ...  "Clean or Don't Clean?"

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PostSubject: Re: Quick Question, Clean or Don't Clean? Swab? Dry Patch? Alcohol Patch?   Quick Question, Clean or Don't Clean? Swab? Dry Patch? Alcohol Patch? EmptyNovember 23rd 2017, 3:00 pm

Dirty bore is best for me. One or two dry patches. CLEAN BREECHPLUG.
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PostSubject: Re: Quick Question, Clean or Don't Clean? Swab? Dry Patch? Alcohol Patch?   Quick Question, Clean or Don't Clean? Swab? Dry Patch? Alcohol Patch? EmptyNovember 27th 2017, 10:12 am

The bottom line is, if it works for you and your happy with it, then continue to use it. Over the years I have tried to reinvent the wheel many times and find in most situtations it was better left alone. Like your grandfather said "if it ain't broke don't screw with it".

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