Copper, and more copper!!!!
I would like to ask folks that most likely do a lot more shooting, (and then cleaning their rifles) than I do.
I shoot a .22-250, using Hornady Match HP, 53 gr bullets, 38.0 gr. of H-380, and CCI LR primers. I thought I was cleaning my rifle real good ..... I am kind of a "picky" type person, but MAYBE I was not doing such a good job.
The rifle was always cleaned after a shooting session. I used to use Marksman Choice No. 7, throughly run patches till fairly clean and dry..... then use Hoppes #9 to finish up. Yes ... I did get some blue residue to show I got out copper using Marksmans Choice. I thought GOOD!
Since then I started using Barnes CR-10, and also bought an aluminum nylon brush and jag to eliminate a false positive and blue color from the brass tips.
IS THIS the "NORMAL" amount of blue color on the patches in the photo below after only 43 rounds??
This is after only 43 rounds fired, and ONE cleaning session.
Barrel did get pretty warm in one round of groups.
I used the CR-10 and wet the bore....AND let it set for 10 minutes. I ran the nylon brush through several times........ then started drying it out. The first several patches, dark blue, were from the CR-10. I thought that was it. WRONG!!
ALL the rest of the patches were still turning blue with a 1/2 and 1/2 mix of Hoppes 9 and Kroil.
Again guys...... Is this normal, or am I getting out an old build up of copper?
Thanks, in advance