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Old 02-22-2018, 08:37 PM
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So I wanted to clean up some CCI SV for winter shooting and just found squib after squib. I got rid of that waxy coating but ended up with really messed up ammo. I wiped it with brake cleaner. Don't do what I did
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Old 02-22-2018, 10:47 PM
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Put some Preparation-H on it and they'll be as good as new, and will 'shrink' groups. hee hee!
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Put some Preparation-H on it and they'll be as good as new, and will 'shrink' groups. hee hee!
An old Uncle swore it is the worlds best ChapStick! He said just make sure you mark the tubes so you'll know which one is for what.
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Old 02-23-2018, 06:39 AM
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My Henry H001TLB got all gummed up shooting over-lubed CCI SV in cold weather, the wax would flake off and accumulate in the feed mechanism, causing stove-pipe fail-to-feeds. Even in my bolt action rifle that likes SV, accuracy falls off if when it's much below 50 degrees. I tried a box of the polymer coated Christmas bullets when it was about 20 degrees and it functioned perfectly and was more than accurate enough for practicing offhand shooting at 50 yards. I bought 1500 more rounds at Scheels with a $25 off coupon that brought the cost down to 5 cents a round so I'll be able to first, compare accuracy when it warms up, and also to have the beginning of a on hand supply for future cold weather shooting. I've seen where they are going to have a red, white and blue July 4th edition and will likely stock up some more. Eventually I hope they put the polymer coated rounds in their regular rotation as I am very impressed with their performance so far.
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An old Uncle swore it is the worlds best ChapStick! He said just make sure you mark the tubes so you'll know which one is for what.
Chapstick instead of Preparation H. I'll have to remember that next time I go bike riding.
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Old 02-23-2018, 07:04 AM
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I think you may have found the trick to disabling center fire primers
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So I wanted to clean up some CCI SV for winter shooting and just found squib after squib. I got rid of that waxy coating but ended up with really messed up ammo. I wiped it with brake cleaner. Don't do what I did
What's your understanding of a "squib" load? Here's mine:
A squib load, also known as a squib round, pop and no kick, or just a squib, is a firearms malfunction in which a fired projectile does not have enough force behind it to exit the barrel, and thus becomes stuck.
Squib load - Wikipedia

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Chapstick instead of Preparation H. I'll have to remember that next time I go bike riding.
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A friend that I used to work with served as a medic in Korea.
In place of Preparation H when the problem arose, they would use Vicks Vapor Rub, followed by a soak in a hot bath. He said it would shrink, and cauterize at the same time. He did mention that it wasn't pleasant.

What do ya think Al, that should cure anything that's ailing you.

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A friend that I used to work with served as a medic in Korea.
When the problem arose, they would use Vicks Vapor Rub, followed by a soak in a hot bath. He said it would shrink, and cauterize at the same time. He did mention that it wasn't pleasant.

What do ya think Al, that should cure anything that's ailing you.
Vick's Vapor Rub as a round lube. Guaranteed to clear your sinuses.

This might, might, be getting a little out of hand here, so that's my last post on this subject, except to say I've never even considered removing any lube from a round, esp. a 22lr round. Never had any problems in any kind of weather and we usually shoot 500-700 rounds per outing. Of course I clean the rifles after each and every shoot.

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Chapstick instead of Preparation H.
How about Lubraderm?
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Vicks Vapor Rub, followed by a soak in a hot bath. He said it would shrink, and cauterize at the same time. He did mention that it wasn't pleasant.

What do ya think Al, that should cure anything that's ailing you.
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So I wanted to clean up some CCI SV for winter shooting and just found squib after squib. I got rid of that waxy coating but ended up with really messed up ammo. I wiped it with brake cleaner. Don't do what I did
I bet the brake cleaner penetrated to the powder and primer -- crimps on 22LR ammo aren't very tight.

Shooting in the cold? Buy some Biathlon ammo. Expensive, but it works.

Or buy copper washed ammo -- it should do ok in low temps.
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I bet the brake cleaner penetrated to the powder and primer -- crimps on 22LR ammo aren't very tight.

Shooting in the cold? Buy some Biathlon ammo. Expensive, but it works.

Or buy copper washed ammo -- it should do ok in low temps.
That was my first thot. If the ammo was frozen, I would expect some issues and sub standard performance. Secondly, as Timberbeast says, the brake cleaner may well have contaminated the primer mix or negatively affected the powder's ignitability or both.

You might try letting the ammo warm to room temperature and keeping it there until ready to load and shoot. It may function better.. or not. doubt the absence of external bullet lubricant has any bearing on the problem you are describing.
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