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ldrelitz
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(1/29/02 3:52:53 pm)
Reply | Edit | Del All bore rust and accuracy
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I've been told by dealers that unless a muzzleloader's bore is quite badly rusted, accuracy shouldn't suffer much. In other words if you can run a patch down the bore and it doesn't snag or tear, they should still be fairly accurate. If the rust tears a patch that's pretty rusty. Any opinions?

Zigzag2
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(1/29/02 4:06:00 pm)
Reply | Edit | Del Re: bore rust and accuracy
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Hiya ldrelitz and welcome to the Firearms Forum. I'm no expert on M/L's but I can tell you I've heard some night-mare stories of M/L's not being cleaned properly and rusting completely closed. I would say if you can get a patch through it with out tearing you're ready to go. There's nothing like a good hot bath and a good lube after shooting.

Zig

P.S. Clean your M/L too


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shooter45 us
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(1/30/02 9:33:32 am)
Reply | Edit | Del Re: bore rust and accuracy
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Welcome to the board. Any rust in a bore will effect accuracy. The ML could still be accurate enough for hunting but if your a target shooter, you will never get tight groups.
 
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