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Fouling Streaks in Forcing Cone

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by noatrophy, Apr 19, 2013.

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  1. noatrophy

    noatrophy Member

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    There are three or four streaks of what look like fouling that are about 2 inches long that extend in the forcing cone and into the bore (12 gauge Citori).

    I can't get the streaks out cleaning in the normal fashion with bronze brushes, solvents, etc.

    I understand that I might have to chuck a brush in a portable drill and wrap any of the following around it and spin until clean. Which of the following do you think I should use?
    1.steel wool
    2.copper scrubber pad
    3.bronze wool
    4.stainless steel sponge pad (as sold by Brownells)
    5.brass brillo pad

    Many thanks for any help.
    Harry Dinwiddie
     
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    None of the above...scotch brite pad with a little hoppes #9. Nice and gentle on the barrel but super on the grime!
     
  3. noatrophy

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    Avaldes, thanks!
     
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    stainless steel sponge. Works great.
     
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    I use "0000" steel wool wrapped around nylon bore cleaning brush with BreakFree.
     
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    If the streaks are plastic then 0000 steel wool dipped in acetone will do the job. Other wise use JB Bore Cleaner to polish the barrel. HMB
     
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    I've used all the above and found the steel wool would tear off on the ejectors causing me to pick the pieces out. I ended up buying a bore brush and chucking it in a drill. works great, no mess plus it gets the bore clean also.

    Bill
     
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    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    Harry, if mine, I'd have the forcing cone checked to see if it's concentric with the bore or cut with a well worn reamer, even at the factory.

    Hap
     
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    Harry, ifyou are using clabusters, clean as above and try oem wads, incinerate em!
     
  11. noatrophy

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    Thanks guys for all of your suggestions. I had a sneaky suspicion they were scratches when I wrote my initial question.

    Sure enough, after chucking up a 10 gauge brass bore brush with most all the materials listed above, (copper scouring pad, stainless steel sponge material, scotch brite pad) wrapped around it, nothing even touched the streaks.

    They're scratches of some kind all right. But since they are only three or so of them in the bottom barrel about and inch long, I don't think I'm even going to worry about them.

    Drat....it's always something!!!!!

    Harry D.
     
  12. threedeuces

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    If you are shooting reclaimed shot it damn sure could be a scratch. You ne'er know what you are going to find in that stuff.
     
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    Three Deuces - we all know you meant to say reclaimed SHOT, not powder. But if you know a source for reclaimed powder, I'm all ears!

    John
     
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    O my gosh what the hell was I thinking. I fixed it. my bad.
     
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    Do people still use wads that have no pedals to contain the shot?
     
  16. noatrophy

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    Threeduces, I won't say the reclaimed shot I've used did not cause the scratching since I've found bits of ferrous "stuff" in it from time to time.

    I can say that I have used a ton of reclaimed shot in three other 12 gauges along with this Citori (the one with the minor scratches) but there are no scratches in the other shotgun bores.

    I use the Claybusters 12L wad with 7/8 oz. shot for skeet.

    Many thanks again, guys, for your responses.

    Harry D.
     
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    Not important. Just shoot it.

    Norm

    PS. Petals, not pedales.
     
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    Norm, thanks for your comment. I was thinking the same thing.

    Why worry? In the grand scheme, it just doesn't matter.

    Harry
     
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