- Jul 9, 2016
Just curious. I have seen a few post on this subject. I thought this would be a good way to get a good idea statistically.
Agree 100% of all the guns I have seen pitted an rusted all of them were shot using Pyrodex an were not cleaned ASAP. Darn shame too!!GM54-120 said:Pyrodex fouling is VERY corrosive, probably more corrosive than real black powder. Leaving Pyrodex fouling in a bore for even a couple days is a very very bad idea.
When at all possible, I follow this advice should I leave with the gun un-loaded after firing. I can harvest two deer and if I shoot in the morning will reload for another deer. If this load goes unfired that day or a few days that's fine weather permitting, but if the weather has been wet or snowing or super high humidity after that first shot I'll likely knock the load out and give the gun a light cleaning that night, then run a couple primers thru to lightly foul the barrel and reload for the next day. If the hunting weather is bluebird I will leave a second load in the gun until I am finished hunting.I load a Clean Dry Barrel and Hunt with it until i fire the Gun, Be it that Same Day, or til the Season ends. I clean a Rifle the Same Day i Shoot it