What Am I Doing Wrong?
Posted 23 November 2003 - 10:56 PM
I looked at an earlier thread on this topic, and most of the discussion centered on whether or not to use lead bullets and if so, which alloys, loads, etc. were best. I thought I'd be o.k. with factory FMJ. Do you guys think that the ammo I'm using is the culprit? Or is this normal after 1,500 rounds? Also, two products were mentioned, a Carters, and and a welding anti-spatter spray. Is the consensus that these are effective? If so, where can I get them? Thanks in advance.
Posted 23 November 2003 - 11:07 PM
Seriously, I don't have too much trouble with the carbon, and I shoot S&B. Still, I don't whittle away it it with anything that could scratch the metal, so be careful. I have used welding anti-spatter spray before (you can order it at any auto parts store or welding supply house), but noted little effect. I think a dose of Sheath spray is just as good. I think you can get a spray specifically designed for this (forget what it is called) from Dillon Precision. I live with it. Give the gun character!
Posted 24 November 2003 - 11:32 AM
Dillon sells the Carters product and it works well; you just have to remember to use it (my problem).
Posted 25 November 2003 - 03:24 PM
Remember “Lubaloy” from Winchester (c1930)? Good ideas never die.
Posted 25 November 2003 - 03:37 PM
Again Thanks PK.
Posted 25 November 2003 - 07:18 PM
(make sure you fully support the compensator!!)
The welding anti-spatter spray I use is primarily Soy oil....works good but you must respray after each 150 rounds or so. It's not a big deal to bring it to the range with you.....it'll save some work later on!
I shoot the old US spam can ammo and see alot of this. after a few tries, it gets easier!
Remember to blow out all the "dust and chunks" before you shoot again!
Posted 25 November 2003 - 09:09 PM
Since I've had my TSMG, I have only noticed severe fouling when shooting LRN bullets. I shot up the last of my CMJ bullets (Montana Gold) pretty quick, so I can't speak to their fouling propensity. The last 6k rds I've loaded have been GI hardball 230gr FMJ pulls from Jeff Bartlett ( www.gibrass.com ). I have not really noticed much fouling from them, and they have the exposed lead in the back.
I intend to keep using the GI hardball pulls until Jeff runs out. Then, I'll switch back to the Montanna Gold 230gr CMJs.