No surprise here. It
No surprise here. It's been 30 years since I shot a besncreht rifle match (seems NBRSA is still in existence, so others are carrying the torch), but IIRC the rules allow a single "sighting shot" to foul a clean(ed) barrel. I'm of the opinion that a fouling shot, or two, is the best way to prepare a barrel for the remainder of the string, but I've seen good results with swabbing a barrel with an evaporative solvent patch (alcohol, acetone, etc.) followed by a clean dry patch or three.
Last edited by Safwan; 04-20-2014 at 03:06 PM.