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Old 11-03-2013, 01:54 PM   #11
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Ultrasonic cleaner for 30 minutes. Bronze bristle brush down the barrel followed by a patch or two. Rehydrate the metals with some CLP. Done!

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The only real concern as touched on by Mountainman13 the cleaning rod on the crown. If you have a steel rod use your fingers or a couple of patches (oiled) to hold the rod off the metal at the crown for every stroke, or I use aluminum rods, or the Boresnake. After your prefered cleaner ( mine is the old Hoppes 9, ), The bronze/brass bristles are still required to remove the stubborn lead, copper, and burnt powder.

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The only real concern as touched on by Mountainman13 the cleaning rod on the crown. If you have a steel rod use your fingers or a couple of patches (oiled) to hold the rod off the metal at the crown for every stroke, or I use aluminum rods, or the Boresnake. After your prefered cleaner ( mine is the old Hoppes 9, ), The bronze/brass bristles are still required to remove the stubborn lead, copper, and burnt powder.
I didn't even know steel rods were an option - I wouldn't use a steel rod myself.
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I didn't even know steel rods were an option - I wouldn't use a steel rod myself.
Yes Deg. Some cleaning kits have a stainless rod. you might check the labeling on the packages, or open them up. With a little finesse you can "rub" some piece of steel down the rod and feel whether it gives (shaves) or not. I've also SEEN but do not have any BRASS RODS. I would be VEERRY comfortable with them!
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Yes Deg. Some cleaning kits have a stainless rod. you might check the labeling on the packages, or open them up. With a little finesse you can "rub" some piece of steel down the rod and feel whether it gives (shaves) or not. I've also SEEN but do not have any BRASS RODS. I would be VEERRY comfortable with them!
Interesting, I have aluminum ones but they are in the bottom of the drawer; I use the brass rods
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I wouldn't worry about the nylon, brass or copper bristles. With those it is the cleaning rod you have to be careful with.
The stainless brushes can do damage over time. I don't use them.
Exactly how does an aluminum cleaning rod damage a steel barrel? I have seen milsurp rifles that were damaged by a steel cleaning rod.
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We also use ballistol for our guns. Its pretty amazing as a solvent, and it also leaves behind a light film of lubrication. I'd definitely include that in your cleaning kit.

I also find myself using lots of q-tips for the really small crevices.

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Free your wallet!!

I'm sorry, you will have a hard time spending more

than 6$ a quart for this stuff, but here goes:-----(All separately)

Klean Strip Brush Solvent

Automatic Transmission Fluid

Janitor's Ammonia cut 1:3 with tap water

Brown Vinegar.

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Use the brush solvent like Hoppes. The Ammonia cuts lead and

copper fouling.

The brown vinegar chases soot, and also helps to dissolve rust, and

acts as a penetrating solvent.

Mobil1-Lubrication-

ATF-cleans while you sleep, and is also great at the range,

to cool and clean barrels away from home.

Run your cleaning rod from the chamber end, whenever possible.

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i put my polymer guns in the dishwasher and use some Cascade! finish them up with some Jet Dry and some oil and they are good to go!

(discalimer: not really!)

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A bullet travels the same way with the rifling of the barrel, i just feel like a brass brush with possible alloys other metals mixed in it rubbing against the rifling cant be good thats just me though i own a ruger 10/22 takedown and when i push the 22 cal brush through the barrel it just doesn't sound good to me id rather just use tightly packed patches through it.

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