GUN Barrel cleaning

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  1. AB13

    AB13 New Member

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    I've seen this brought up a few times and I've debated bringing this up as it would be comprehensive debate, of which I have limited resource for. But I'll bring it up anyhow because I believe it's a pertinent debate that many here can learn and benefit from.

    I put several thousands of rounds down range a month, yet I probably clean the barrel of my gun the least. The following is written by one of our industry barrel subject matter experts, Wil Shuemann. Which does a better write up than I'm able.

     
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    My barrels get one sweep with a brush and that's about it.
     
  3. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    I clean out the bore when I buy a new gun and that's usually it.
     
  4. Cannondale

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    I used to have brass brushes, but I don't use them anymore. I'm anal retentive enough about my guns, that I clean them often. I use foaming bore cleaner, wait 15 minutes, scrub with a plastic brush twice, run patches until they are as white as I can get them and then I run an oiled patch (Usually rem-oil with teflon) down the bore and leave it there. I believe this puts the least amount of wear on the barrel and the Rem-oil leaves a coat that does a pretty good job of keeping fouling down IMO.

    I do this with both my rifles and pistols. On rifles, I usually only do this if the bore has many rounds through it since it's last cleaning. If I just go and put 20 rounds through, I'll do the same process minus the plastic brush. I don't think the plastic is hard enough to do any damage, but I don't think it's entirely necessary every time you clean a rifle bore either.
     
  5. 7

    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    That oil is most likely gone after the first shot.


    There was an article about this stuff in Handloader a few months ago, they got really good results in a .223 and is supposed to work well with muzzleloaders too.
    http://www.ultracoatingsinc.com/products.html
     
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  6. Cannondale

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    Hmm, *scratches his beard*
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    Wish I had a beard :sad2:
     
  8. MTech

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    That's why I use Weapon Shield... it's non corrosive, non toxic, and not only does it clean better than the competition, it does it easier and lays down a lubricating barrier which really lasts. Plus no need for silicon rags anymore just lightly wipe over the gun with a little weapon shield and your gun (or any metal surface really) is protected.


    Plus they'll send you a free sample to test out..
    http://weaponshield.com
     
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    It has it's ups and downs. Some women like it, while others don't. The best part is, cold nights out waiting for coyotes are much more comfortable.
     
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    I can't grow a real beard either :wtc:
     
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    Fixed.
     
  12. Cannondale

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    That is FTW. My last girlfriend was all over my beard. She confessed later that the beard was one of the reasons she was into me. I wish she hadn't moved away, she was dynamite in the sack. :hs:
     
  13. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    My girl hates my beard :wtc:. She likes it when I have 2-3 day stubble though. Beards FTW don't let women tell you what to do. :h5:
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    I love having a beard, but I can never get over the damn itching, it drive me mad after a couple of weeks. Secondly mine acts like god damn facial velcro, pillow, blanket, GF's hair.
     
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    so wait is this the awesome beard thread? :rofl:
     
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    I shaved my beard off on Saturday and it still feels strange not having it. It is kind of nice not having to worry about crumbs and such getting stuck in it, but shaving is a bitch.
     
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    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    Usually mine only itches for a couple days about day 4-5.
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    mine starts itching at the 1.5-2 week point and it keeps up until at least the 3.5
     
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    Slick26 Gun|Bike|Cigar|PS3|Beer |Whisky|Night Crew

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    I see nothing about a free sample anywhere on that website.
     
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    You had to e-mail him but I'm pretty sure he's stopped sending out samples anyway. Midway carries it now though.
     
  21. Slick26

    Slick26 Gun|Bike|Cigar|PS3|Beer |Whisky|Night Crew

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    Yeah I know. I was making a point to MTech.
     
  22. MTech

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    He never had it on their site, it was made public in forums and I'm pretty sure he will still end you one if you email or call him. :wavey:
     
  23. Slick26

    Slick26 Gun|Bike|Cigar|PS3|Beer |Whisky|Night Crew

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    Oh ok. Maybe I'll give it a shot. Is not like his stuff is really expensive though.
     
  24. MTech

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    it's not.. but if you never got a little bottle sample just call or email george he's good people. I gotta run up to the office sometime soon to see him the SWAT Teams and local departments pretty much cleared me out of samples. :wiggle:
     

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