" 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?
"The gift which I am sending you is called a dog, and is in fact the most precious and valuable possession of mankind" -Theodorus Gaza
Baby Jesus cries when the fat redneck doesn't have military-grade firepower.