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Old March 31, 2013, 07:31 AM   #1
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Lead in Barrel, Photo

Is this considered a lot of leading?

10MM Dan Wesson
175gr Lee TC Hollow Point
sized to .401 Lee sizing die
Tumble Lube with A-lox and Miniral Sprits
100% WW
8.0gr Ramshot Silhouette
WLP

This is what came out of the barrel after 150 rounds.

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Old March 31, 2013, 07:54 AM   #2
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I wouldn't say that's much at all, assuming you got it all out. I've seen pictures where the lead has come out in strips, flakes and chunks.

I don't think the amount of lead you got out would have been enough to "fill in" the rifling or significantly change the diameter of the bore.
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Old March 31, 2013, 08:00 AM   #3
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That's all of it. I used a Chore-Boy and made sure I captured all that came out.
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Old March 31, 2013, 09:22 AM   #4
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After 150 rounds?
Dont look like much to me. I've seen more than that in 5 or 6 rounds when I'm testing out different loads.
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Old March 31, 2013, 12:59 PM   #5
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Try using some Johnson's Paste Wax in the mix.

That's not much leading at all after 150 rounds.
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Old March 31, 2013, 05:42 PM   #6
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http://www.brownells.com/gun-cleanin...prod21587.aspx


Been using one of these for years. Best thing I know of to pull lead quickly out of a barrel. Spendy by sure does work good for the purpose intended.

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Old March 31, 2013, 05:58 PM   #7
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That's nothing to worry about at all.
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Old April 1, 2013, 04:34 PM   #8
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I think I had more than that in one chamber of my cylinder once.

Course I also once had strings literally come out of the muzzle end of my Redhawk in 41mag after only 4 rounds. It took me almost two weeks to get it all out, and close to 20 years to try cast bullets again.
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Old April 2, 2013, 12:19 AM   #9
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In all honesty...

I've been known to talk about leading like that as "no leading" for certain loads.

It's insignificant, and not a problem.
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Old April 2, 2013, 04:52 PM   #10
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Thanks everyone.
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Old April 2, 2013, 06:53 PM   #11
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Those little flakes could be "tin wash" but agreed it`s purty lite for 150 rounds.
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Old April 2, 2013, 10:48 PM   #12
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That does not look like much at all from 150 rds. In the 70's I loaded 158 gr swaged swc over near max 2400 charge in my colt trooper. One cylinder full leaded the barrel up so badly the rifling looked to be gone. I think you are ok with that load.
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Old April 3, 2013, 08:44 AM   #13
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What is "tin wash"?
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Old April 3, 2013, 07:51 PM   #14
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Wheelweights contain some tin along with lead.
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