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Old April 21, 2020, 03:40 PM   #60
44 AMP
Join Date: March 11, 2006
Location: Upper US
Posts: 23,410
This gun, right out of the box, without being cleaned ….
You should have cleaned it first. Then properly lubed it, THEN gone out and shot.

Firearms leave their factory packed for storage, as its expected they may sit in their boxes for months or even years before being sold. They are given a preservative "oil" of some kind, which should be removed before use.

Sometimes the preservative will function as an acceptable lubricant for a time, but it should be removed and the proper lube for running the gun put in place.
All else being equal (and it almost never is) bigger bullets tend to work better.
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