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I was looking up something in this thread & came across the post where you fired the primers in the pulled rounds.

Did you clean for corrosive ammo afterwards?

I ask because the primers are THE source for the corrosive salts!
If you haven't already please remember to clean for corrosive as soon as possible!

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Yes, very important step here. I have not been able to find any published data on when the various .303 ammunition makers went to non-corrosive primers, best to assume all WWII ammo is corrosive. I shot at least 1000 rounds of Canadian surplus WWII Mk VIIz, and didn’t even consider it could be corrosive at the time, but I always cleaned the bore with Hoppes 9 afterwards, and never detected any bore pitting. This rifle still shoots very well, it will be a sad day when the groups start to open up.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stanforth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 06 2018 at 1:23am
Also. Cordite requires a particular procedure when cleaning the bore. Boiling water. How many of us do that these days?
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If it was Brit & Mk 7 it was corrosive.
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Originally posted by Stanforth Stanforth wrote:


Also. Cordite requires a particular procedure when cleaning the bore. Boiling water. How many of us do that these days?


Everytime I shoot my pattern '53.
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I also use HOT water to flush the bore on the Snider and Martini Henry which I shoot only black powder.  Very effective.  Primers are non-corrosive in my reloads.
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Originally posted by hoadie hoadie wrote:

Originally posted by Stanforth Stanforth wrote:


Also. Cordite requires a particular procedure when cleaning the bore. Boiling water. How many of us do that these days?


Everytime I shoot my pattern '53.
 
The same here with my Remington Rolling Block smoke pole. 2 X 43 Egyptian... 1 X 50/70 New York Militia and 4 X 12.7mm Swedish.
 
That is why I generally shoot 3.3 or 7.62 Enfield's.
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I've recently dialed back my rigorous bore cleaning regimen to only using Hoppes 9 out of my nitro rifles.  I'm going to try this for a while and see how the accuracy is affected.  I had been using Boretech Eliminator to get ALL the copper out after every time I shoot.  It worked, the .30-06 barrel I returned to Criterion they commented on how free of copper fouling it was for having shot several thousand rounds thru it. 
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