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Barrel fouling badly in Citori XS ported O/U's

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  1. dan2116

    dan2116 Member

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    Barrel fouling badly in Citori XS ported O/U

    Has anyone experienced wad fouling problems with the new Citori XS skeet models that are ported. I was looking at purchasing one but there are two different members at my club ( one 20ga & one 12ga owner ) with both people having very bad issues with fouling in the barrels. I called Browning and the response was "we have not heard of any fouling problems" - go figure!! ). Thanks
     
  2. Claydotter

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    I have an XS Skeet w/ 30`s. Lot`s of people here have the XT which is similar.
    If it was possible to get that gun ( or any gun ) without the ports , that`s what I would have done.
    I like the gun too much to worry about it.
    That being said, Let`s face it, you`re going to get some plastic fouling no matter what. Ports or no Ports , Claybuster wads or no Claybuster wads.
    Wd40 and lots of other stuff takes it right out.
    Don`t pass on the XS or XT because of the ports. They`re great guns in that price range.
    Regards, Pete
     
  3. H82MIS

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    Cheap carburetor cleaner,,DO NOT get it on your wood,,,never seen anything remove plastic like carb. cleaner,,,,2.49 at the auto parts store,,,,you can thank me latter,,,,jim
     
  4. wireguy

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    I don't get it. These are supposed to be chrome lined barrels. I've never been able to get my chrome lined barrels to retain any fouling.
     
  5. short shucker

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    For me, it was the wads I was using that caused a lot of plastic fouling. I use to reload a lot of claybuster wads up until a few years ago when I discovered DownRange wads. Problem solved. My plastic fouling is almost non exsistant these days.

    A while back I needed some wads to reload for my 20ga and my normal supplier was out of factory (Remington) RXP wads. I got a bag of claybusters to tide me over until I could get some more RXP's.

    Guess what, 4 rounds of skeet and I was pulling ribbons of plastic out of my choke tube. No more claybusters for this shooter. Life is too short for that kind of BS.

    ss
     
  6. JerryP

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    some people never clean their guns.
     
  7. dan2116

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    I have shot a lot of Claybuster wads in 12ga. over the years with no problems at all in non ported along with ported barreled guns (all Perazzi's though).I am going to dig deeper with the people that have the problem hear at my club.I have used Downrange wads in 12ga for trap and would not shoot them if they were given to me. Most all are undersized in diameter compared to Claybuster wads. Lots of people love the Downrange wads but I had a lot of trouble with soft ( bloopers ) in Federal Gold Medal hulls and changed the wad and no more trouble. Thank you all for your input.
     
  8. Easystreet

    Easystreet Well-Known Member

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    The Citoris do NOT have chrome lined barrels. Only the chambers are chromed.

    Easystreet
     
  9. ctreay

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    I shoot a Citori, my wife a BT100, both ported. I have loaded 17.5 gr of 700X and claybuster wads in Fed GM hulls for the last 5 years. We have NO plastic fouling in either gun. I do swab then out with a TICO tool after we shoot each day.

    ctreay
     
  10. BAD 303

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    Fouling is for rifle shooters and basketball players. No need to worry about a shotgun barrel fouling. At least not a Beretta. I NEVER clean my 303 barrels and i mean NEVER.
     
  11. Bob_K

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    I have both a 20 ga XS and a 12 ga XS. I use Ed's Red after every outing and do not have fouling issues.
     
  12. wayneo

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    I switched to Green and Blue Dusters about twenty years ago, and have never had plastic build up in ported and non-ported barrels. Wayne
     
  13. Tripod

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    No fouling for me either. Fixed chokes, tubes ports nothing, Claybusters since I discovered them. My old weatherby did foul some choke tubes although it was easy to clean them out.
     
  14. phirel

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    My friend Average Ed has written articles about the relationship between the shape of the choke and plastic residue in the choke. His ideas sound reasonable to me.

    OICU812- Yes, you can buy a small can of cheap carburetor cleaner (acetone)for $2.50. You can also buy a very small bottle of fingernail polish remover (acetone) for $3.00. Or you can buy a gallon of acetone for $6.00 at Wall Mart. They are the same thing.

    Pat Ireland
     
  15. AveragEd

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    As Pat said, I was taught by Stu Wright that choke profile has as much or more to do with plastic fouling than the wads. When my Krieghoff was collecting plastic in the choke tube at the Grand, he gave me one of his tubes with the same constriction and sent me the practice trap to shoot 100 of the same loads I had shot in that morning's event. No fouling could be found and I have used Claybuster, Downrange and Remington wads with Wright's chokes in numerous Berettas, Krieghoffs and Remingtons since then with no visible fouling.

    Chokes with a lot of parallel have shorter tapered sections. As the taper becomes shorter, the more abrupt and likely to scub plastic from the wads it becomes.

    Ed
     
  16. H82MIS

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    Pat,,I just think the spray can is convenient,,,and nothing gets wasted,,,
     
  17. phirel

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    OICU812- Are you saying that you are not willing to carry a gallon can of acetone in your shooting bag to save a few dollars?

    Pat Ireland
     
  18. quartering

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    i'd suspect the load before i would the gun barrel as the cause of your concern. see what the other guys are shooting. some people seem to enjoy cleaning their guns as much, or more than, breaking clays! i don't. i shoot about 300 rounds a week and clean my gun twice a year, just out of guilt. but i shoot clays and downrange's which is an exceptionally clean combination. and i think that browning was being straight up with you. good luck with it
     
  19. Spanky

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    I've put alot of shells through my BT-99, Citori Trap and Beretta Urika Trap and Sportings with no fouling issues. I use factory Remingtons and Claybusters exclusivly.
     
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