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    Frosty Barrel

    I have a 30-40 Krag Springfield that I bought at the gun show in Monroeville, Pa many years ago. It is my sweetheart rifle. I only take it hunting on good weather days. It shoots well with jacketed boolits but I have never tried it with cast boolits. The barrel is a little frosty and I was wondering how a cast boolits reacts with the frosty barrel.
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    Probably do just fine.
    Disclaimer: The above is not holy writ. It is just my opinion based on my experience and knowledge. Your mileage may vary.

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    probably clean it up.
    i just got a 1918 and i can see the rifling cleaning up as i shoot it.
    the shine just keeps on pushing down the bbl, a couple hundred rounds should have it.
    it's all an educated guess,,,, till the trigger is pulled.

    the more i find out about shootin boolits, the more it contradicts everything i ever learned about shooting jaxketed.

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    Clean all the copper out of it good before shooting lead in it.
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    It's amaz'n what Hoppes, a stainless steel brush and some elbow lube will do for a frosty barrel....
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    Don't use a stainless brush on a barrel you care anything about, it will scratch the heck
    out of it.

    I agree with Chargar.

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    All my stainless brushes are long gone. I only use a plastic brush in my AR with the good stainless match barrel. My new Win High Wall has a barrel that is so smoooth, I'm gonna hate to use a bronze in it, although it shouldn't bother the finish any... enjoy Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by MtGun44 View Post
    Don't use a stainless brush on a barrel you care anything about, it will scratch the heck
    out of it.

    I agree with Chargar.

    Bill
    It got the junk out, so I have no reason to use it anymore........
    Reloading cartridges since 1992.

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