Re: Shootin the Lead Out
If there is only minor leading, then I dont' feel that it's a "must" to clean it prior to shooting jacketed bullets. If there's significant leading, then I think it is a must to clean it before firing ANY more bullets, regardless of type.
There is no issues from going from jacketed to lead.
Once you start shooting a known lead loading, you'll know when/if you need to clean your barrel. A good lead load shouldn't lead to the point of needed frequent cleaning; most shouldn't lead the barrel at all if you've got a proper lube and not driving them too fast.
On that note though, I do have one load that will lead quite abit and it's 158gn FN for my 357; it's only going to get shot 6 times and nothing wants to be on the receiving end of that load. The leading isn't too bad after only 6 rounds and the speed loader that will get dropped into the gun next has HP's.
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Last edited by woolleyworm; 01-10-2012 at 10:40 PM..