March 24, 2004, 02:05 PM
Just curious if the brass jacket on the Golden Sabers will create any unusual cleaning problems? Copper fouling is fairly easy to deal with I've found with today's bore cleaners.
The GS's have to leave something behind in the bore and that something has to be brass based. (Yeah, I know copper is one of the components in the alloy we call brass.)
March 24, 2004, 02:08 PM
I have not noticed anything in 9mm, but I also don't shoot a whole lot of it.
March 24, 2004, 03:21 PM
Most I've fired in one session so far is 100 rounds of Rem. GS (brass)along with 100 rounds of Speer GD(copper) but the barrel cleaned up as normal with minimal effort.(10 passes of the brush,then alternating 5 patches Break-free and 5 patches dry= barrel clean as a whistle.
March 24, 2004, 03:50 PM
never was harder to clean than was std copper jacketed bullets when i shot them though my 45
March 24, 2004, 04:09 PM
I shot a bunch of the Winchester Winclean rounds with brass bullets once. I didn't thing I was ever going to get it out of my .45 barrel. I've never heard of anyone else having that problem.
March 24, 2004, 07:51 PM
230 Gr Golden Sabers are my favorite standard pressure 45 load for defense. I've shot them (and several other loads) in every 1911 I've owned in the last four years or so... I had a lightweight Springfield that I didn't feel comfortable shooting +P loads through and pretty much fed it S&B ball and the Golden Sabers... Never noticed anything strange when cleaning.
March 24, 2004, 10:00 PM
Those things are so expensive that I can't imagine you could shoot enough to damage any gun from a reputable manufacturer. On the other hand, if you can afford to shoot thousands & thousands of those things - replacing any gun that could be damaged by them wouldn't be an issue.
Bottom line - don't worry about it.
March 25, 2004, 10:14 AM
Reloads:D :D :D
R-P Golden Saber @ < $11/100
Speer Gold Dot @ < $14/100
March 25, 2004, 02:26 PM
I refuse to shoot WinClean. Took me forever to get that sh*t out of the barrel of my .357. I'm led to believe that "WinClean" is a marketing ploy devised by some sick SOB at Winchester.