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Had the same issue on a bartlien 5R in 30 cal, and after working for hours on the first few shots I was ready to send the barrel back. A little elbow grease and some Isso and now it looks great and cleans up fast.
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I hadn't ever seen that much copper in a custom barrel before so i was a tad bit curious as to why it was doing what it was doing, as far as the copper. The copper was everywhere inside the barrel. I have always had great luck with krieger barrels as i have them on all but one rifle. The gain twist was really new to me and i wondered if that had something to do with it. To come to find out, the gain twist doesnt have anything to do with it. One thing i learned with this hoe experience was the use of the magical KROIL!!! That's some great stuff. A good friend told me to try it out and see what happens. That pretty much did the trick. I had always cleaned my barrels and when i was done i left them dry. What i needed to do with a new barrel especially while doing the brake in, is to run a wet patch of Kroil through the bore and then follow it up with a dry patch, then go shoot. Thats all it took. There is still a little copper, but it is clearing up with every shot. The rifles shoots great groups, and all is well. I know i talk to much on here but this stuff is all i ever think about. I love this rifle stuff!!! There is just so much a guy can learn about this stuff. It never ends. I guess that why i enjoy it so much! Anyway thanks again for all the help. Next time i see this type of situation i will know what to do, or not to do!! Lee