I have been trying to clean my brand new Sako 85 (.243) barrel with "Patch Out" but I am struggling to get it totally clean.
The rifle is only one month old and in my enthusiasm on my first outing I fired around 30 rounds before cleaning it by soaking it with “Patch Out” for 24 hours. I then patched it through until the patches were clean & put it away.
On my next outing I had read their web site re breaking in a barrel and followed their instructions and fired 5 groups of 2, but cannot get a clean patch after soaking for 20 minutes between groups. I then tried soaking it for another 24 hours and spent a whole evening soaking and patching (Accelerator & Patch out) but after every soak the first patch always has some (quite a lot) of blue.
I have e mailed them for some guidance but just thought I'd ask you guys what you think in my impatience.
Can you suggest anything I can do, or am I now stuck with copper in my barrel?
Will I be able to start again and re break the barrel in or have I lost the opportunity by not doing it straight off?
Many thanks in advance