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mrbooks10 10-02-2011 03:46 AM

Cleaning Marlin 22.lr
 
Hey gun nuts,

I have a little question about cleaning my 22. I get it spotless and i go out and shoot, 50 rounds or so and the barrel is digustingly dirty. I use hoppes solvent, then lubericant then take a swab down 4 times to get any exess lube out. Am i doing anything wrong? I own and am talking about a marlin 780. Thanks for any advice.

Creekside_Sports 10-02-2011 04:22 AM

I wouldn't say you're really doing anything wrong. For me I swear by Break-Free CLP and use that to clean, lube and oil all my personal firearms and my customer's firearms. The only time that I use something different is when a gun comes in with heavy copper fouling and I use Mpro-7. But the procedure is still pretty much the same.
Step one: Put your cleaning agent of choice on the brush and down the barrel
Step two: Run your brush multiple times through the barrel starting at the throat of the barrel.
Step three: Run wet patches until they come up clean
Step four: Run dry patches until they up dry
Step five: Run 1 wet patch to oil the inside of the barrel
Step six: Wipe down all exterior/ exposed metal and wood with a silicone gun cloth.

That's the process that I do at the shop and its the same way that I was taught in school. Hope this helps.

mrbooks10 10-02-2011 02:32 PM

Thanks a lot man. ill try the break free stuff. and when you say a wet cloth down the bore. wet with what?

Trez 10-02-2011 04:51 PM

I dont see a problem... The .22 is a dirty round, mine are always filthy after shooting, even if I dont put many rounds though it....

c3shooter 10-02-2011 05:35 PM

It is really not required that you clean a .22 after every use. Most shoot best with a "dirty" bore. Clean when you begin to experience a drop in accuracy, or fail to function.

Creekside_Sports 10-02-2011 06:25 PM

A wet patch is simply a patch that you saturate with your choice of a lubricating oil then run it down the bore to get things coated inside and prevent rust.

big shrek 10-02-2011 09:18 PM

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Originally Posted by c3shooter (Post 591314)
It is really not required that you clean a .22 after every use. Most shoot best with a "dirty" bore. Clean when you begin to experience a drop in accuracy, or fail to function.

True that.

Unless you are living in a high-humidity environment, in which case if you leave the bore dirty, it will eventually cause other issues...

Also, some .22 ammo is dirtyer than others...Remington & Wolf are pretty narfy.
Probably has something to do with their particular saltpeter source...

Also...
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c3shooter 10-02-2011 09:27 PM

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their particular saltpeter source...

Saltpeter? Dude- how OLD is that ammo? :p

mrbooks10 10-02-2011 10:03 PM

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Originally Posted by big shrek (Post 591429)
True that.

Unless you are living in a high-humidity environment, in which case if you leave the bore dirty, it will eventually cause other issues...

Also, some .22 ammo is dirtyer than others...Remington & Wolf are pretty narfy.
Probably has something to do with their particular saltpeter source...

Also...
http://www.gunandgame.com/forums/mem...4202-gunny.gif


Here ya go. Its a marlin 780, made in 1974, they dont make em' like this anymore, also got a new marlin 17.hmr if your droolin for gun pics!

big shrek 10-06-2011 10:11 PM

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