Triple 7 - forgot how many shots before swabbing

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  1. Dec 4, 2019 at 4:49 PM #1

    tpcollins

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    Just put a Zeiss Conquest on my Triumph and decided to take the Zeiss Terra I had on it and mount it on my old .50 cal MK85 with #11 precision cap.

    I forgot how many shots I can get before I have to pull the breech plug and swab the bore out? Anyone have a rough idea besides when I can no longer get a sabot pushed down it? :confused:

    Thanks.
     
  2. Dec 4, 2019 at 5:43 PM #2

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    Every other shot for me .
     
  3. Dec 4, 2019 at 5:51 PM #3

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    A lot depends on how hot of a charge your shooter the hotter it is the sooner you will have to do it, usually 2-3 shots for me.
     
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    no more then three for me. after that it is much more difficult to load and clean. that is my experience.
     
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    I use Barnes bullet/sabot combination. They load hard but I have learned here that more often than not a very tight sabot gives the best accuracy....other parts of the formula being equal of course. I would appreciate more comments on easy or tight hard to load sabots.
     
  7. Dec 8, 2019 at 3:36 PM #7

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    If sighting in for hunting I swab between every shot as that first shot will be from a clean barrel
     
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    With 777, clean barrel every shot and pull breech plug and clean every 10 shots while at the bench for best accuracy.

    Shoot a shot or two dirty to see where they go for followup shots in the field just in case any are necessary.
     

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