Now remember that I have allready appologized for asking a bunch of elametary questions but I am still trying to convert my smokless experience to my new hobby of ML. I have habitually sighted in my 30-06 prioir to hunting season with a fouled barrel and have purposefully kept it fouled through the big game hunts before a good cleaning before storage at season's end. But my research suggests that black powder/substitutes are much more corrosive than smokless power. Thompson Center recommends that I keep my new Omega clean and seasoned. They even recommend cleaning the barrel between every shot. Now if I follow the recommendations of my gun manufacturer I will most likely shoot my first, most important and probably only shot at game through a clean barrel. So I reason that it makes more sense to sight my gun in with a clean barrel rather than a fouled barrel meaning cleaning between every shot at the range even if I choose to use bowerbelts that claim that this is not necessary. So what is wrong with my reasoning and am I worring needlesly? Does it even make that much difference on accuracy, at black powder velocities, whether a barrel is fouled or clean?