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Old 05-10-2017, 12:10 PM
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Was cleaning out the barrel of my Winchester 1892 in 25-20 today and I went through so many patches. I have never used as many as I did today. The stuff was just nasty black power residue. I am just wondering if had been shot with black powder cartridges prior to my acquiring it. The bore is just as shinny as a new one now. For a hundred year old gun it is in fantastic shape. I was shooting some older cartridges this week end probably from the 70's-80's. I would not think they had black powder. These were Remington. Any suggestions if it gets that dirty again. I will be reloading all the rounds with either 2400 or unique. That powder is relatively clean.

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Old 05-10-2017, 12:41 PM
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Its hard to say what that rifle been through before you aquired it. Glad the bore wasn't pitted which easily could've been the case if it had black powder residue.

In the future run a couple wet patches after shooting. That will help prevent hard carbon fouling until you get a chance to properly clean.
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Old 05-10-2017, 02:25 PM
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Even the primer pockets had pretty black gunk in them, when I de-primed them. That Remington ammo must be using some nasty powder.

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Its hard to guess what ammo manufacturers use for powder. Most of it isn't available to handloaders anyway. If the fouling is giving you fits, try something else for ammo or handload....
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