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Barrel Fouling Information

Gun Barrel fouling has unquestionably ruined more guns than worn barrels. Nothing destroys a gun's accuracy or pattern faster or ruins a barrel sooner than barrel fouling.

Powder residue in the gun barrel is a problem in any firearm. Rifles add copper or lead fouling. In shotguns powder mixes with plastic wad residue.

What many gun owners do not realize is that the powder residue gets burnt and subsequently ironed into the walls of the bore every time a bullet passes over it. Copper and lead are then left in the firearm barrel in the form of a thin, smeared layer. Plastic wad residue is melted into the powder residue in a very similar way.

Fouling starts with the first shot and increases every time you take a subsequent shot. The result in most rifles is a sandwich effect of powder and gilded metals and in shotguns it's powder and melted plastic. The fouling attracts moisture and traps it against the barrel walls.

If your cleaning solvent does not attack, lift, and dissolve fouling, you are wasting money and possibly ruining your gun. Be sure to choose a remover that is specially formulated to dissolve and lift away any barrel fouling. 

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