Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Hooligan, Aug 3, 2008.
been my experience its mildly corrosive, treat any milsurp as if it were corrosive.
I guess I'll just go with the AIM stuff. It comes with a can opener when you get 2.
So did you find a rifle yet?
Pretty sure you'll get an opener with the stuff from SOG, if not use a dremel or a chisel. Shipping will probably be cheaper too, IIRC they charge a flat rate like Century.
That said, AIM is a good place to order from.
I want a WASR-2 but I will get a Polish Tantal if I have to. Those are like $500 though.
I really don't know how to clean a gun for corrosive ammo, and how will not having chrome lined barrel affect me?
If ya got a big enough sink you can strip it and wash it out with warm soapy water. Or if you have a backyard where people won't look at you wierd you can spray if out with a hose.
The 5.45 isn't really that corosive, I've let rifles sit for a week or more without shooting them and no rust, but it definitly does depend on humidity.
Most important part is oiling afterwards. Don't oil the bore, but you can spray CLP or whatever you use in the gas tube and the inside of the reciever if you're worried about rust. It's an AK, you're not going to hurt it.
It's humid as all get out down here in MS. I would have to use the hose thing, but won't I need to use some kind of detergent or break-free or something?
SELL ME A WASR2!! I want to have one.
Oh, also. One of the places I like to greese (or anti seize if you shoot alot) are the threads on the muzzle brake. I've found that after shooting 300+ rounds the brake is often very hard to get off.
Nah, you don't need anything special. I don't have a WASR, I'll keep an eye out for one though!
You think the Polish Tantal is worth the $500?
I'd say it's a good deal for a Tantal. They won't be getting any cheaper, that's for sure. They are suppose to be good shooters too now that the barrel problem has been fixed.
Check the buy/sell forum, sometimes you can get a real good deal.
Keep an eye out for me too..
Here's what I do and none of my corrosive ammo has caused any rust.
#1 Clean the rifle as soon as you get home from the range
#2 Get HOT (near boiling) soapy water
#3 Disassemble the rifle including gas tube
#4 Pour the soapy water down the barrel, gas tube, gas piston, and the bolt assembly
#5 Dry everything off
#6 Use Break Free CLP and clean everything as normal, this usually takes me an hour and 40+ cleaning patches.
#7 Once all the residue is removed don't wipe off the CLP leave a decent layer of it on all parts
That sounds really involved.
Can I just not?
I need someone to pay me 5 million dollars for being awesome. Then I could just not worry about ammo.
Yup, It's the only way that I've found that won't rust..I live in Georgia very humid.
I tried just using Hoppes at 1st didn't work for shit. After 2 days there was a significant amount of rust
The hot water is the key as it neutralizes all the corrosive salts which combined with humidity=rust
$500 for the Century one? Worth the extra $100 imo for the non CAI build, for the extra $100 you get chrome lined, nicer fit and finish on the metal, probably nicer looking stock too.
how can I tell which one my local guy has?
$650 shipped for this nice one. I'm sure the refinishing job alone was atleast $100.
check the barrel to see if its chrome lined, should say interarms on the rec. while the century will say CAI.
so, shiny = chrome lined?
im not good at this stuff
I keep telling myself not to sell my WASR-2 and buy one of those things.
You're not helping!
1.I boil a pot of water
2.Put my bolt, bolt carrier, muzzle brake, gas tube in an empty plastic trash bin (just make sure it can stand upto boiling water, most should be able to)
3.Put my gun in the trash bin too, now pour the hot boiling water into the barrel from the breech end. Don't forget to pass some water through the gas block too. The spill over water now submerges all the components I put into the bin in #2.
4. Take my gun out and put it on a sheet of newspaper I have already spread out.
5. Take all my components out of the hot water on to the newspaper.
6. Clean as normal. (I apply my CLP through my gas tube, which leaves nice layer of CLP on my gas tube.)
I got my cleaning routine down to about 40mins sans boiling water time.