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    Keyman62421
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    Got my new 700mm barrel and high capacity mags today.  BEFORE instasllation, i cleaned the barrel!

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    Eddy1840
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    Let us know how many fps more are you getting with the 700mm barrel 

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    Saltlake58
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    Not as dirty as I expected.  Still, need to clean every barrel from the factory, then figure out how long it likes to go between cleanings.

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    Keyman62421
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    Snowing , wind @ 16.  Going to wait it out a little.

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    Rich7777
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    Did you clean with wet or dry patches?

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    Keyman62421
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    Dry w/snake i`ll shoot the new itch off and clean again.

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    Tominco
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    Looks like you got a pretty clean one. I would have expected more dirt as well. 
    Tom

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    spinj
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    Cleaning with dry patches from the get-go is different from cleaning with a proper bore cleaner (e.g., Break Free CLP, Hoppe’s bore cleaner, FP-10, etc.).  I’m almost certain that you’re going to see a lot more of the black (or gray or green) stuff using a bore cleaning solvent. I’m not saying your situation should be similar to mine, but it took me nearly 30 patches until I started seeing white or a very faint gray color on the cleaning patches because of the “stuff” Kalibrgun applied onto the bore of my Cricket.

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    LDP
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    I agree…. if you stick a little bore cleaner on a patch and run it thru its gonna be pretty dirty still.

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    Rich7777
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    “spinj”Cleaning with dry patches from the get-go is different from cleaning with a proper bore cleaner (e.g., Break Free CLP, Hoppe’s bore cleaner, FP-10, etc.).  I’m almost certain that you’re going to see a lot more of the black (or gray or green) stuff using a bore cleaning solvent. I’m not saying your situation should be similar to mine, but it took me nearly 30 patches until I started seeing white or a very faint gray color on the cleaning patches because of the “stuff” Kalibrgun applied onto the bore of my Cricket.

    
My limited experience has been the same.
    20 to 30 patches. Something like 15 wet, 2 dry, 10 wet, and a final 2-3 dry.

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    Bob_O
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    On my new Wildcat, I ran three patches with the AoA cleaner and they came black, gray, and then almost clean.  I ran two dry patches after that and called it good.

    On my new TDR, same thing only dirtier so 5 wet patches.

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