Re: Bulged Barrel?
On the oil in the bore business, I would have to ask what is considered excessive. A barrel plugged with hard grease could be a problem, the same as a barrel plugged with mud. But I can't see how the thin coating of oil normally used to protect a barrel in storage would be enough of an "obstruction" to cause a barrel to bulge or burst. Of course, it could cause the first shot to go somewhere other than where the rifle is sighted, but that is not the same thing as barrel damage.