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  • v. Present participle of foul.
  • n. The adhesion of a foreign material onto a surface, especially so as to reduce its functionality


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  • = The fouling which results from firing is of two kinds -- the _powder fouling_, from the burning of the powder; and the _metal fouling_, from the nickel scraped off the bullet as it passes through the bore.

    Manual of Military Training Second, Revised Edition

  • Sweets 7.62 when copper fouling is detected followed by Hoppes No. 9 0

    how often do you clean your guns?

  • That makes it ideal for a soak to remove copper fouling from a rifle's bore.

    Ballistol Cleaner & Lubricate

  • Barrel fouling is caused by tooling marks and copper jacket material that catches in these tooling marks.

    Has anyone used Ultra Bore Coat?

  • Not a miracle cleaner but close - For rifles, I found and tried M-Pro 7 Copper Remover - doesn't stink, is non-toxic and environmentally frielndly, but took out a ton of copper fouling from a Surplus Lee-Enfield Rifle I have.

    That Good, Clean Feeling

  • Nowdays my rifles are borecoated and fouling is nearly non-existent.

    That Good, Clean Feeling

  • Noah also is able to play strong post defense without fouling, which is no small factor because it keeps him on the court and keeps the Bulls from exceeding the foul limit early in quarters.

    Yahoo! Sports - Top News

  • Particularly in the case of ships, they are classified as fouling organisms.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Buzz

  • The cleaning described below will remove all deposits except metal fouling which is relatively uncommon and is removed by maintenance personnel.

    FM 23-5: Chapter 5. - MAINTENANCE

  • What we should call "fouling" was permitted and even encouraged.

    Early European History


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