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Thread: mossberg patriot 7-08

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    Boolit Master
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    mossberg patriot 7-08

    Anyone shooting cast out of this gun and caliber ? Mine tends to copper foul a bit worried that it would lead with cast! I have 500rds through the gun as I post this. Thanks

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    Just wondering about the condition of the bore. I've worked on brand new Rem 700's that had machine marks that caused all sorts of problems. Fire lapping followed by some hand lapping turned it into a real shooter. No question that a truly smooth bore will help out with cast. Once the surface of the bore is right, I would think it would work. Sized correct to the bore, proper lube, and speed adjusted for the rate of twist, I would think, yield a shooter. I've admired those Mossbergs. Sure look like a beautiful gun.

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    dont have a bore scope but this gun shoots an 11/2 at one hundred and three inches at 200 yards tried different powders and many different j word bulllets they all shoot basically the same. thinking about bedding the action to increase accuracy like to tighten groups a bit this gun has a real nice wood stock like to make it shoot better.

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    If you've shot this rifle a lot with handloads, then I guess they're not junk anymore. Hope it continues to work for you.
    Mrs. Hogwallop up and R-U-N-N-O-F-T.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check