Barrel Maintenance – Bore Cleaning

Cleaning Is Not Always A Bore

I have watched and read many Barrel Cleaning Regime’s that are offered up online and on the printed page.  Some I have been happy with and others I was not so impressed with due to the lack of care with the Firearm.  Some cleaning methods were even said to take up to and beyond 24 hrs to clean a barrel, with a first clean at the range and for the second or third cleaning solvents were left to soak in the barrel overnight and brushed and patched out the next day.  ‘When would you find the time to shoot if you were using these exhaustive cleaning programs!!!’ I wanted a complete refined cleaning regime that allowed me to clean my rifle both inside and out with minimal interuption to my range visit and shooting time.

Sooted and Booted Part III

Have I Found A Solution To My Dirty Cases?

You may recall two articles that I wrote in June 201o called Sooted and Booted Part I followed by Sooted and Booted Part II where I had encountered problems of carbon fouling covering the entire body of my once fired Full Length Sized Lapua Cases for my 6.5×55 Calibre.

I had a number of suggestions, from a number of different sources put to me with reasons as to why this could be happening.  Therefore I compiled a short list and decided to give each suggestion a trial to see if any of those suggestions did in fact solve my Sooted Cases problem.

Goodies On Sinclair International

Products For The Precision Shooter – A Shooters Paradise

I know the credit card can’t really take the hit right now but I have been eyeing up a few new tools on Sinclair International for my reloading bench and range bag.

As an early Christmas present this is what I have in my online shopping cart, ‘wow did I just mention the C word?’, I believe I did.  Well Santa aint too far away and the early order will beat the last minute rush.

Gales, Fractures & No Breaks

Irish National Silhouette Championships

It’s Monday morning and time to reflect on how our National Championships unfolded.

Gales, Fractures & No Breaks

The forecast was not looking good.  We had been warned all week of winds ranging from between Gale Force 5 to 8 becoming widespread throughout the country as the Tail End of Hurricane Katia began to make land fall and cause trouble on the Emmerald Isle.  Strangely enough we were experiencing summer temperatures topping 17 to 18 degrees celcius at the same time.

NSAI Irish National Championships

As per the 2011 NSAI shoot calendar, the Irish National Championship Smallbore Rifle Silhouette Competition will be held this coming weekend on Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th of September 2011 at BRC Shooting Club.

There are two events scheduled  –

  • Smallbore Silhouette Rifle
  • Smallbore Hunting Rifle.

Range Opening Time
BRC Shooting Club will be open from 9am on both Days of the Event.

Event Program & Format
The National Championships are a 2 day event and must be attended and shot on both days if you wish to compete for an award.

  • Day 1 will consist of 40 Shots in Smallbore Silhouette Rifle and 40 Shots in Smallbore Hunting Rifle.

Chickens Takin’ A Lickin’

I grabbed some range time last weekend before our upcoming National Championships and decided to create a short video of myself shooting a bank of 5 chickens before I got into a more detailed and focused shooting session.  Apologies in advance for the lighting conditions.

Here I am shooting a bank of 5 smallbore rifle chicken silhouettes.