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Posted: 9/22/2001 9:40:00 AM EST
... How do they (.308) fare in accuracy compared to jacketed boat tails. Good? Bad? Indifferent?
Link Posted: 9/22/2001 10:15:15 AM EST
Charles King from Rec.guns in the author of the following text. His words are in blue: [blue] Shooting moly coated bullets out of an uncoated bore is stupid, a waste of time, and a waste of good bullets. All it accomplishes is smearing moly randomly down the barrel and trapping fouling under the moly. It gives me the shivers just thinking about it. The proper way to use moly is to coat the BORE before shooting any moly bullets. Clean the bore down to bare metal. Use a copper remover and JB paste to ensure you are down to bare, clean metal. Finish the cleaning with something that removes any oil from the bore. I finish up with a cleaning using MP7, or a good flushing with everclear. I also remove my barrel to coat the bore. It makes it much easier, and I only do it about every 1000 rounds. Once you have a bare, clean, oil-free bore, use Ms.Moly to coat the bore. I spray Ms.Moly on a cotton bore swab and swab the bore. Let it dry for an hour or so, repeat, dry, repeat. Send a few tight patches down the barrel after a few hours or overnight of final drying time, then follow it up with an oiled patch. Now go shoot ONLY moly'd bullets. No fouling will stick to the bore and what is left on the surface of the moly can be pushed out with a few patches. If you shoot ONLY moly'd bullets the bore coat will last a VERY long time, because you now have a moly/moly interface rather than a moly/metal interface. People have been using moly incorrectly for a long time. They have shot moly'd bullets out of non-moly'd bores and expected some magic to evenly coat the bore. Instead all they do is make a mess of their barrels. They have shot non-moly'd bullets out of moly'd bores and expected to get the benefits of moly. Instead they have damaged their bore coat by randomly stripping it out. They have also erroneously considered moly a protectant. It is not. A moly'd bore is not immume to moisture. MOLY IS NOT A PROTECTANT. It is only a dry lubricant. You still need use some sort of bore protectant, like CLP, to protect the bore from rust and the like. The only way to use moly properly and to get the benefits of moly is to coat the bore, then shoot ONLY moly'd bullets. Although I use Ms.Moly to coat my bore, I do not use it to coat my bullets. To coat bullets I use an impact system that employs powdered moly, steel shot, and a vibratory tumbler. Used PROPERLY moly will ease cleaning and extend the life of your barrel. I personally believe that it increases my precision and consistency leading to smaller groups, but I'll not make the claim in general. [/blue] I am using some moly coated bullets in my Savage M12 along with some naked bullets right now for comparison. I have also coated the bore of the rifle. The moly bullets thus far have grouped better but they were match bullets versus varmint bullets. I also have noticed that I am spending less time cleaning even with shooting naked bullets. HTH
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