Let's say your working on some hand-cast handloads and you want to check to see if they are leading. Obviously your gonna get range nazi'd pretty quick if the RO see's you looking down your bore with the gun pointed towards you, so how would you do this?
I'm gonna start working on some homemade loads this spring/summer and that's why I'm asking, never thought about checking until now (I've always waited until I got home to check). Also, if you need to, are most ranges fine with you cleaning/scrubbing your bore while your at the range?
Thanks in advance.
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February 14, 2010, 04:59 PM
You'll get called on it the first time, just explain what you're doing, and everything should be fine. And ranges tend not to care so long as you don't make a mess.
February 14, 2010, 05:37 PM
I would think that if you were using a small flashlight to look closely, it would be obvious what you are doing. If its a semi-auto I would simply field strip and look. If its a revolver and you swing out the cylinder, or remove it in the case of a SA, I dont think you will catch much grief either. It helps if you have a bunch of plastic ammo boxes and whatnot that scream "Reloader." They tend to think we are crazy anyway
February 14, 2010, 05:38 PM
Yeah..just let them know. I alert other shooters even when an RO isn't around so they don't think I'm nuts.
February 15, 2010, 07:57 AM
I open the cylinder, point the muzzle skywards and put a small mirror like this (http://www.biltema.fi/osteri/data/webpics_all/Web%20images%20Sorted/20/huge/20-330_h.jpg) into the frame opening. Found the mirror in an auto parts store.
February 15, 2010, 10:35 AM
I open the cylinder, point the muzzle skywards and put a small mirror like this into the frame opening. Found the mirror in an auto parts store.
At my range after stressing the safety rules to new shooters for some time, before I do something unusual like looking down the barrel of a gun I explain to the new shooters what I'm going to do.