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Old 10-31-2003, 11:23 AM   #1
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Default Muzzleloader - Removing Plastic Fouling

I've begun shooting T/C 250g ShockWaves with 2 pellets of 777 through my Encore achieving incredible results - sub 1" groups at 100 yards!

These are the first sabots I've shot through this gun and am having a heck of a time removing the plastic fouling from the barrel. I pull the breech plug after each shot and have been using T/C Number 13 Bore cleaner and a lot of scrubbing with a bronze brush.

What tricks of the trade are there that would make removing the plastic easier?
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Old 10-31-2003, 12:54 PM   #2
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Default Re: Muzzleloader - Removing Plastic Fouling

A buddy recommended Shooters Choice (I think that's what it's called) that is specifically made for removing the plastic residue. I also have found that a barrell snake works incredibly well also. The Muzzleloader veterans I am sure will have some additional advice.
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Old 10-31-2003, 01:05 PM   #3
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Here is the stuff I use Shooters-Choice Oil and I see they also sell a gel that specifically states that it helps
remove plastic fouling. Shooters-Choice Gel
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Old 11-19-2003, 03:08 PM   #4
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Default Re: Muzzleloader - Removing Plastic Fouling

CVA makes a sobot solvent that works great. Finding it is another story.
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Old 11-19-2003, 05:28 PM   #5
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Default Re: Muzzleloader - Removing Plastic Fouling

The tc no.13 is a mix of water solubale oil and water,be good for powder residue but wont work too hot on plastic.
I dont seem to have any plastic build up with the sst or shockwave.I clean with rubbing alkey and breakfree clp.
If after a shot you run a wet patch down the bore and you can see visible stripes of plastic on the patch your rifling is too sharp.My knight dont show any signs of this,a traditions inline i had once would leave plastic on the patch every shot,the rifling was sharp and cut into the sabot.If this is your case you can do a fix.
it involves a over size bore bush with oil on it.if you over do it it can harm accuracy,if done right no more plastic strips on the patch.
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Old 11-21-2003, 10:56 AM   #6
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Thanks everyone for the great info!
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