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Old January 19, 2013, 05:06 PM   #21
Mike Irwin
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Join Date: April 13, 2000
Location: Northern Virginia
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" The water cleaning I used to do let me down and I lost a $480 barrel on a Ruger 1H Tropical."

You're not the first person I know who has had that happen... stored the gun with an oiled bore, fired some corrosive ammo, did a water flush followed by some oiled patches, only to come back some months later and find a sewer pipe where they left their rifle.

Just curious, what were you shooting? Some old ICI or Kynoch .375?
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