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My theory on this is that if you shoot benchrest, you want to maintain the pristine condition of your bore for the 25 or so rounds in the match. Consistency maintained by cleaning. This is not possible in F-Class. For this reason a lot of F shooters allow their barrels to “load” which means copper laid over a hopefully match grade bore. I never shoot a match with less than 25 rounds on the barrel when I start. On a two day match, I never clean between. So maybe there are two acceptable conditions clean and fully loaded. I don’t think this works with a factory barrel as well. I shot a box stock Savage F/TR gun in my second F/TR attempt at the Louisiana Championship this past weekend. At the end of the first day I was one point in the lead with 591 – 27. Went down hill the second day. Of course it didn’t help that I cross fired on the 2nd string either. LOL