GUN cleaning tips.

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  1. jeri534

    jeri534 OT Supporter

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    so when using a boresnake, how do I get the solvent/foam into the barrel.

    This is my first gun and my first time cleaning, could I use a foam cleaner and spray in the barrel, let it sit then run the bore snake through it a few times?

    Also, whats best to use on the guide rails, friction points, and the slide/body of the gun?


    Thanks!

    [This is for a SP2022 .40]
     
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  2. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    Rem-oil is shit.
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    and grease is shit in the cold/rain
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    I use Militec on all my guns, but synthetic motor oil and Echo chainsaw own work GREAT!
     
  5. jeri534

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    Is it better to use the method of brushes/jags than it is with a boresnake?
     
  6. Cash--

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    I use a boresnake at the range, right when i get done shooting, but at home i use patches jags brushes.

    platinum, do you actually bake that stuff on?
     
  7. 7

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    boresnakes are good for a quick clean, a rod and jags/brushes are better for a thorough job.
     
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    To really clean my barrel I use patches with Tetra Gun Solvent, then I'll run some patches with Break-Free on them. When using a Bore Snake, I just put a couple drops of Break-Free. Seems to work really well.
     
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    might give it a try :eek3:
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    I just run a mag or two through it and it's GTG.
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    I'm being serious about the Rem-oil BTW. It's too light and thin. And I should clear up my grease comment. I ran it on a 1911 in the cold rain. Wet lube did much better...also, wet lube is easier to apply during high volume shoots.
     
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    Synthetic motor oil? Seriously? shweet
     
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    I gotta disagree with PT about saying grease for the cold, its going to get thicker the colder it gets out. Much like motor oil, thinner lubrication in the winter, thicker lubrication in the summer if you're worried about temperature. Personally I use grease on most parts of a handgun and maybe a drop of oil into the action.

    I'm not a fan of all the gimmicky wonder cleaners and lubricants either really. Hoppes takes off powder well, sweets takes out copper if its really built up, and a few brush strokes do a decent job on lead or light copper. I generally wipe parts off with CLP since its a decent rust preventative. People love to buy the newest wonder cleaning/lubrication product and I don't go it on guns any more than I do on cars.
     
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    i use regular motor oil
     
  15. SnakeEater

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    hose the bbl out with breakcleaner.rise with water,hose out bbl with air compressor,run a dry patch,then 2 patches with either breakfree or fp10,then another dry patch, lightly lube down the outer bbl.i dont even bother with grease and what not,cpl does it just fine
    though,i did ezzox*sp*the outer bbl on my k31
     
  16. jeri534

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    question, when using a jag, waht is the safest way to take the rod out? Im trying to avoid touching the inside of the barrel with the rod as much as i can
     
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    I use Remoil and some grease pots my dad gave me for Garands.
    I also got a Remington universal cleaning kit. Pretty much anything I need right in there.
     
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    Is it safe to run the jag/patch up and down the barrel, unlike a brush?
     
  19. Platinum_Thunder

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    No, I was saying I ran the grease in a cold rain and it DIDN'T do well at all.
     
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    Regular works fine too.
     

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