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Just thought I shared my preferred method of trying to maintain the best accuracy at the range. This involves using 10ml-ll barrel and sabots. I have integrated a step using a dry swab between shots to decrease the rate of bore fouling. What got me started on this is what another member shared here of a test he did. I believe it was DW who would use a separate target for every first shot out of a clean bore. His result impressed me enough to want to try and keep my bore as clean as possible between shots. IMO it makes enough of a difference to keep doing it. As I allow wait time between shots running a dry patch through the bore is no big deal. Now if I don’t swab my first 3-shots are good but after that my groups begin to deteriorate. Bottom line is getting to know what my SML likes to perform is what counts.
Everybody has their own approach to try and maintain accuracy while shooting. We are now a multi caliber board using sabots and sabot less. So, what would you share for advice to others using the same SML setup as you are using? This board is the foundation of my knowledge and what was shared during my learning curve. Hope this value of sharing always continues.
I used to clean almost after every test session, sabots or not. I no longer do that. No accuracy drop off, only clean at the end of the season and even wonder if that is necessary.
Thanks for responding. Question I have is what make of barrel do you have? The Savage barrel doesn't have what I would say is decent quality bore machining. Lots of nooks and crannies for fouling to hook into and build on. My dry patches will attest to that.