GUN Cleaning v. tips?

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  1. Resin

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    Cleaned my gun for the 1st time. I just took it apart and used the solvent to wipe down the inside and outside and oiled the moving parts. It seems like the brush doesn't really do anything :dunno:
     
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    Go buy a spear tip jag, nylon brush, and bore mop for the caliber you are using, and just alternate wet and dry patches till they come out mostly clean, then use your brush and make about 30 strokes. Then go back to the wet/dry patch routine and repeat until they stop coming out dirty after brushing.
    I use shooter's choice, that seems to work pretty well. I hear a lot of people like Sweet's too.
     
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    or, you could just use a bore snake and be done in a fraction of the time.
     
  4. Resin

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    what area of the gun should i focus on?
     
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    with a fraction of the cleanliness you'll get from a rod and patch :hsugh:
     
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    he is cleaning a gun for the first time, I don't think he is shooting anything that he would notice the difference on :hsugh:
     
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    yeah, thats a good reason to do a shitty job :coolugh: No sense in learning good cleaning skills.
     
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    Email for free sample of Weapon Shild FTW!
     
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    i've never had a problem getting my barrel clean with a snake :dunno:
     
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    yah, bore snakes are shitty, thats why US soldiers love them, and they are hugely popular with people who only plink or the occasional sub 500 yard match :rofl:
     
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    Well this was the way I was taught and it hasn't failed me. That being said, using a rod to clean the barrel of a pistol is quite annoying and I've been thinking of picking up a bore snake to try it out.
     
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    1) Bore brush with Hopps' #9 - 10 strokes
    2) Alternating wet and dry patches until they come out pretty clean
    3) Wet bore brush ~10x
    4) Alternating wet and dry patches until they come out clean.
    5) Repeat until the patches come out clean
    6) Lightly oiled patch
    7) Dry patch
    8) Disassemble bolt
    9) Clean with Q-Tips
    10) Reassemble bolt
    11) Check firing pin protrusion
    12) Re-install bolt
    13) De-cock bolt and leave open
    14) Very light oil on all metal surfaces
    15) Put the gun away without touching any of the metal surfaces
     
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    Snakes work pretty good for me especially if your just doing a quick cleaning, if I'm doing a thorough cleaning I might run a patch down the barrel a couple times and the patch comes out fairly clean.
     
  14. Goat

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    I'm doing my normal Wipe Out/Wait/Rod & Patch cleaning right now, maybe throw some Butch's Bore Shine down there if the patches come out excessively dirty, which they shouldn't. Wipe Out doesn't seem to be as tough on carbon as I'd like it to be.
     
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    It doesn't do as thorough of a job as a rod and patch, but for a quick cleaning they're fine.
     
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    it's like a car, keep it clean and it will be easier on your time/wallet

    let shit pile up and bake into the paint, and it will get worse- amirite?

    unless its 22lr, then most OTers should clean more than they masturbate
     
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    urrite. cleaning the fcg and bolt of a 10/22 SUCKS after a couple grand rounds. Shit was caked on so thick the bolt looked like it was supposed to be black.
     
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    Last year I thoroughly cleaned my dads BAR and SA22 for the first time since the 1980's (70's for the BAR) and it was awful. It was probably the first time the actual actions had been cleaned on either, and I ended up having to actually scrape shit off of them for hours. Never again :o

    I will say that both still functioned flawlessly, I just made the mistake of cleaning them because I was bored.
     
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    Spray it down with carb cleaner. Oil where necessary.
     
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    Well one could also shower with it and give it some 30 weight.
     
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    i use a bore snake for both of my hand guns. no problems thus far. super simple too.
     
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    :rofl: i should probably clean it more often, eh?
     
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    my point was that a rod and patch does a better job than a Boresnake. Snakes have their place but go run one down a barrel then a patch with some solvent then post pics of the patch please. :hsugh:
     
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    404 patches not found. I only run bore snake through my stuff right now. and with the AK and Mosin atleast, that is probably the best cleaning that they have ever gotten :rofl:
     

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