GUN Corrosive ammo question

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  1. acoop101

    acoop101 New Member

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    I got a Mosin Nagant 91/30 at the beginning of this summer, it came with 500 rounds of silver bear but now I'm out of that I've ordered some corrosive ammo and was wondering how everyone here deals with cleaning it up before it eats their gun.
    Thaks in advance for the help.:)
     
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    HOT soapy water followed by some CLP to dry up the water

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    hm, didnt see that. i dont use wd40.

    windex + hot soapy water + clp boresnake
     
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    Nothing wrong with WD-40. It does what it's intended to do very well, which is to displace water. I use it when I'm too lazy to clean guns and I've never had rust.
     
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    wd = water displacement
     
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    I've heard quite the contrary, WD40 gums up and hardens over time. That shit will never come near any of my firearms, CLP is cheap and effective.
     
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    I buy the old green canisters of GI bore cleaner. It was made back in the days when all the US ammo was still corrosively primed. I have used it on my Mosin and have never had problems. Any water-based solvent should work, but you have to dry the bore and chamber out real well and oil it. Don't forget the bolt face! A 50/50 mix of ammonia and water works, but this too requires the barrel to be dried and then oiled afterward.

    I usually clean the bore with regular cleaner after this, just for good measure and accuracy. I just use the ammonia/water or GI bore cleaner to neutralize the salts.
     
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    Nitrobenzene ftw
     
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    Boiling water, several pots full, followed by my regular cleaning.
     
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