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Kart Barrel Maintenance

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Post by SW-52 Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:24 pm

hi, my wadgun have a kart barrel and i want to know is recommended clean with boresnake with or without brush and is recommended use lewis lead remover for lead residue.
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Post by Boxturtle Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:55 pm

I would be more concerned with why it is leading in the first place.  What load are you using, and what alloy are your bullets made from?  What lube are you using?

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Post by PMcfall Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:15 pm

I refuse to use a bore snake.  Seems like re-using dirty patches to me.
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Post by jglenn21 Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:48 pm

PMcfall wrote:I refuse to use a bore snake.  Seems like re-using dirty patches to me.
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if you get consistent  leading in a Kart barrel I'd look into having it throated or finish reamed if you will... Karts should always be finished with a reamer.. If not lot's of leading.

if you are using most any commercial cast bullet you should not be getting lead at our velocities.

Nothing wrong with using the Lewis tool.. Been around for a long time.
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Post by SW-52 Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:03 am

Thanks to all. Boresnake is great tool but not clean better than traditional way.
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Post by Tim:H11 Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:06 am

Not go too far off track here - and I could be wrong, but the bore snake is supposed to washed every so often I think.
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Post by LenV Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:14 am

I pull a bore snake thru from the magazine well to clean the feed ramp. Makes it shiny and smooth.

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Post by SW-52 Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:32 am

LenV wrote:I pull a bore snake thru from the magazine well to clean the feed ramp. Makes it shiny and smooth.

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with brush in the snake or removed?
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Post by LenV Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:44 am

I leave the brush in. They work better with the brush still in. I don't go all gung ho about it. A couple of passes after a range session and pistol is good to go. I am certain I will never wear a barrel out in my lifetime doing this.

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Post by Chris Miceli Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:20 pm

I pull a dry patch with the patch worm.

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