I do apologize for this. I will have to place you on backorder at this time. We are working with a new vendor for better quality barrels and we are waiting to get them in. I can place it on backorder for you and once they become available we will get it shipped to you.
So I went back today during lunch and put about 600 rounds of through my TX22. About 250 copper clad, and 350 lead round nose. I inspected the barrel after shooting each type of ammo. With the copper clad ammo, the barrel was clean. I then put 175 rounds of Federal Auto Match lead round nose and the barrel was a little dirtier, but no lead fouling. Finally, I finished her off with 175 rounds of Remington Thunderbolt lead round nose. The barrel had a slight amount of discoloration/leading, but the crown looked shiny like it was coated with lead. Accuracy over the entire range was similar.
So I really don't know what is happening. It is apparent that Thunderbolt is causing the leading, but the internals of the barrel looked clean for the most part, and the gun shot fine.
I am wondering if the original leading event I had at the start of this thread was due to something else. I took the gun out of the box new and didn't clean it. I just took it out and shot it with lead ammo. Maybe there was some grease or something like that in the barrel that could have caused it to foul up with lead so quickly and affect accuracy.
Your thoughts brothers?
Last edited by pradeep1; 10-23-2019 at 03:35 PM.
First time out with lead round nosed ammo, I had the same issue. Actually lad to tap the bore brush through with a small mallet. Shot plated ammo through it next time out with zero issues. Have now returned to using lead ammo. No more problems. Can't understand it.
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