GUN Barrel cleaning

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  1. Didact

    Didact I have no idea what I'm doing

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    Ok, 11tybillion ways to clean a barrel. Everyone has their own way. But is this universally acceptable?

    CLP + cloth swath x 2-3 then oiled brass brush a couple times.

    Then oiled cloth till clean?
     
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    ZCP M3 Active Member

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    Whats so good about this CLP stuff?
     
  3. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    Boresnake
     
  4. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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  5. johnson

    johnson New Member

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    Run a brush through 8-12 times each way
    Dip a pad in solvent and coat the bore
    Wait 10 minutes then use bore fitting jag to push the solvent out
    Coat the bore with CLP or oil
     
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    el capitan New Member

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    a guy in my ccw class told me to only run the brush through from the front to avoid nicking up the breach
     
  7. johnson

    johnson New Member

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    that is spreading bad information
     
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    sneakyjesus New Member

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    if anything you want to avoid damaging the crown... a nicked crown causes gas to spill out around the bullet non uniformly. This can cause accuracy issues.
     
  9. Didact

    Didact I have no idea what I'm doing

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    OK, let's say you're cleaning your new AR.
     
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    Tdizzle New Member

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    rod and patch > boresnakes
     
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    jeepilot Banned

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    I've always been told to clean from the breech only due to the crown issue.

    for most of my stuff I do a wet patch of powder/copper solvent. brush about 10 times wet, then jag a couple, then patch with clp, brush a couple more times, then jag until clean, and then one last wet clp patch.


    I don't do it very ofthen, and that's usually a pistol routine, rifles usually only do the bore solvent and brush just a few times. I generally make sure the bore is shiny when i'm done.

    I occasionally use foaming bore/copper cleaner as well.
     
  12. SnakeEater

    SnakeEater OT Supporter

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    i only run a brush when accuracy starts to fukk up
     
  13. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Boresnake is more then sufficant, I usually dont run a rod down untill after 1000+ rds, my one glock hasnt even had a boresnake in about 1000rds :o SAR1 hasn't seen a rod in a couple years :mamoru:
     
  14. idleprocess

    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    Rumor has it that overzealous cleaning does far more damage to weapons than firing...
     
  15. Didact

    Didact I have no idea what I'm doing

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    *cough cough*
    Mental note. Hoppes solvent and CLP in the dinning room makes house guests leave.
     
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    WiLL Active Member

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    They dont like the sweet aroma of Hoppes?

    :o
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    not a bad thing sometimes.

    My dog runs downstairs when I go into the gun closet.
     
  18. Willie J

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    i have a boreguide that goes into the breach and guides the rod into the barrel. i go only from breach to crown, following the rifling.
     
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    http://www.ar15armory.com/forums/print.html&client=choose&f=192&t=19367
     
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    eh unless you don't have the time to spend on a rod and patch then yea boresnakes are fine, but I seen a lot of shit come out using a rod and patch directly after using the boresnake.
     
  21. Cannondale

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    Single piece stainless rod, jag for particular caliber and bore guide of some sort. Use foaming bore cleaner, let sit for 10-15 minutes. Push patches down until they are clean, run an oiled patch through. That's how I clean all my rifle barrels currently. If there is a lot of junk in there, I will use a plastic brush and do a little scrubbing.
     
  22. TL1000RSquid

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    Patch is more thorough for sure but the snake does a pretty good job and will cut back how many times you have to run patches through it, I generally save patch and rod for detailed cleanings where I completely strip the gun, which I only have a couple guns I'll do that to after everytime I shoot.
     
  23. DarkalaOkiela

    DarkalaOkiela THERE IS NO TIME!

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    I like to keep it really simple with the bores. I have one boresnake i get filthy with hoppes number 9. So i put this 9 there and run that snake through a few times and then i have another with a bit of break free clp on it and pull that one through. Leaves a nice shiny bore and cleans the grooves very well.

    This method does have some downsides. You have to clean the boresnakes pretty often. So throwing away patches is less work but its not as efficient i think.
     

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