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Old 12-30-2011, 02:36 AM   #1
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I have used Rem-Oil for years on my shotguns. In fact, I use it to clean the bore as well as all exterior surfaces and the bores come out very clean. Now that I have gotten back into rifles, I am wondering if Rem-Oil will be good for cleaning the bores of rifles or should I use some kind of solvent such as Hoppes?
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I use hoppes for the bore and for cleaning heavy buildup, and remoil for moving parts.

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Quote:
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I use hoppes for the bore and for cleaning heavy buildup, and remoil for moving parts.
I second that.
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What about Ed's Red?

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rem-oil is good for wipe down and lubing, but you need something like hoppe's #9 to clean the bore. i use the rem-oil and hoppe's also barnes copper cleaner to cut through the copper fouling.

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Thanks guys. Hoppes for the bore and rem oil for the rest. I guess there really isn't any one product that will clean the bore and lube and protect the rest of the gun all at the same time. Just trying to find an easy way out. I really don't mind cleaning guns and it is a kind of labor of love. There is nothing I hate more that seeing an abused or neglected gun. Besides just the smell of Hoppes brings back memories of deer camps long past of the 50's and 60's. Guess I will have to get some Hoppes.
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Make sure when you use hoppes patch it til it dry inside. If you don't after time the gun won't function the way you like it to, that what they call hoppes buildup

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Or change to breakfree clp. For your basic cleaning, libe and protection. Kroil oilor hoppies for when serious cleaning is needed

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I would use Hoppes or Shooter's Choice as a solvent for cleaning.

And for lube I would use Breakfree, G-96, or the Mobile One Synthetic formula we have shared here on the Forum on many occasions.

And unless you are going to store a rifle or have it in a damp place it is really not a good idea to lube the bore. It will normally cause the first shot to go high compared to your regular zero! But do if you are going to store it for a period. You can always dry patch it several times before shooting.

Lastly do not use Rem Oil on a AR Rifle. AK or other tactical rifle. It's Viscosity is too thin and will bake off quickly if you are shooting a lot of rounds.

So, Don't Jump Yet!
Not saying it is a bad product in any way. Just saying it is not goo for the AR Rifles. It is excellent for other applications.

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