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Old 11-17-2010, 04:02 AM   #1
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I just picked up a couple mosin nagants and a 8mm mauser and have been shooting surpluss ammo out of them for the simple economics of it, but no matter how much I clean in a couple of days the barrels look filthy.So the ? is, is there a special solvent that I can use to counter act the effects of the corrosive ammo and make it so I dont have to clean the barrels every few days?



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Old 11-17-2010, 04:32 AM   #2
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Yes. the older GI bore cleaner- US 30-06 was corrosive up into the early 50's.

Could I ask how you are cleaning barrels now? I shoot a lot of Commie 7.62 and Turk 8mm- For me, rifle goes in padded vise, muzzle down at a 45 degree angle, bucket under muzzle, plastic funnel in chamber. Quart of HOT water poured thru bbl, bronze bush with Dawn dish detergent, scrub bore 20 strokes, another quart of HOT water, 2 clean dry patches, wait 10 minutes, oily patch, wipe off and oil bolt, put away.



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Good advice c3, but may I add, check on the firearm after a few days to see if you need to redo c3shooter's procedure.
I know that I sometimes don't concentrate on areas as I should and have been "bitten" once or twice.

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At the range I squirt Windex with ammonia in it down the barrel, soak a few patches in Windex and run them through. When I get it home it's hot water then more Windex until the patches run clear. Then I use a copper removing solvent then it gets oiled.

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