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Old 10-22-2010, 12:42 AM   #21
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Anyone know anything I can do to help keep an SKS barrel in good shape beyond cleaning it. It's a Russian SKS from 45, and I plan to start shooting a ton of corrosive Czech ammo through it.

I guess, I've never shot mil-surplus before and I know its corrosive, but I don't know anything about the effects. I figure it will eat away at the barrel, but will cleaning take care of it? How soon after shooting will the barrel start to take damage - ie do I want to clean it at the range or can it wait till I get home...? Will it be bad after each shot?

I know that a chromed barrel is resistant, but this isn't chromed...

Oh, and is it safe to shoot milsurp through this thing. I know its a military gun, but the Polytech M305 has ammo issues with milsurp and I know it was based on a military design...

Thanks for any info!
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Yes, you can shoot corrosive ammo through your SKS without any damage as long as you clean it right after shooting, right at the range is best.
Here is a link to show how to clean after shooting corrosive ammo.
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Ive shot corrosive ammoout of all my guns. As long as you dont let it sit and clean it as soon as you get home youll be fine. when Im done shooting I usually spray some brake cleaner down the barrel and then spray WD 40 until i get home then take it apart and give it a good cleaning.
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[QUOTE=7.62 Man;372385]Yes, you can shoot corrosive ammo through your SKS without any damage as long as you clean it right after shooting, right at the range is best.
Here is a link to show how to clean after shooting corrosive ammo.
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Thanks for the link!
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I have always heard that you need to be sure to clean the gas tube & block as well.
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I have always heard that you need to be sure to clean the gas tube & block as well.
very much so.. that can cause miss feeds as well

as for TRUEnorth and his cleaning. you should be fine cleaning the weapon when you get home. but because your barrel is not chromed lined always make sure to clean it very well and even more so because of the ammo that you are using.

my sks doesnt care if its cheap or good ammo it just fires.
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