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Rifle Question: Do You Need A Fouling Shot?

Rifle Question: Do You Need A Fouling Shot?

Just as you should always clean oil from a rifled barrel before shooting it, you might need to “foul” that same barrel with a round or two before hunting or target shooting. Why?

For consistency. Many squeaky-clean barrels shoot an inch or more off zero at 100 yards. Once fouled by a thin layer of carbon and copper, they become consistent...

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