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SPS Barrel

04 Sep 2019
@ 10:29 am (GMT)

Paul Leverman

Trying to find a load for a SPS in 300WinMag.

These are pics of the barrel after approx. 85 rounds.







I think this is probably a "slow fouler".

Going to try a TMK (these pics were after shooting SSTs).

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04 Sep 2019
@ 12:39 pm (GMT)

Paul Leverman

Re: SPS Barrel
Something I forgot to mention, in case you didn't notice, is there is a decided lack of tooling marks in this barrel. I had to look pretty hard to find one on a land, but now I don't see it anymore. A guy at the range said he had heard something about the new Rems being exceptional due to a massive re-tooling project. Could be.
07 Sep 2019
@ 04:44 am (GMT)

Luis Vazquez

Re: SPS Barrel
Looks nice Sir, cant really see any Dowling. That is good news
09 Oct 2019
@ 05:52 am (GMT)

Paul Leverman

Re: SPS Barrel
A word of warning: be very careful what chemicals you use on your barrel. They are painted and it comes off.
10 Oct 2019
@ 07:19 am (GMT)

Luis Vazquez

Re: SPS Barrel
Thanks Paul. I've neem using Hoppe's Benchrest Copper Solvent for a long time now and haven't had any issues yet. I'll keep an eye out.

All my hunting rigs are Remington 700's and I haven't seen this problem. The 7mm-08's I got them in 2009 and the 7mm Rem Mag in 2015, maybe its something new?
 

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