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Old 10-04-2011, 02:40 PM   #511
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The steps I use are as follows:
I start out with 2/3 butches boreshine to 1/3 Kroil and this removes powder residue and copper fowling.
Run several patches through until they come out clean.
If the patches continue to come out black I then use Rem Oil and Remington 40X bore cleaner. This stuff is amazing and will not harm the barrel. Accuracy will improve and your barrel will be easier to clean the next time.

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Old 10-04-2011, 02:47 PM   #512
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I also clean after every firing regardless of rounds fired. It's habit. The guns get clean before I get myself clean or before the truck, the gear or anything else gets clean.

I use alcohol, Q-tips, pipe cleaners and name brand gun-cleaning solvents and lubes, (Kleenbore, Shooter's Choice, Hoppes etc, all are fine.)

In the Marines after a training op--especially after firing blanks or after dragging the weapon through mud and dirt for 4-5 days--I would take the M16 into the hot shower with me and blast it with steaming water, then dry and lube everything. I don't think the Company Gunny would have approved, but he never found out and it was a very effective way to rid the weapon of grime.
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:55 PM   #513
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1. I'm a nut, but I clean mine after each trip to the range. The benefit to that is I rarely have any malfunctions.

2. Ballistol & Gun Butter.
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:58 PM   #514
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You should clean your firearm after each time you shoot. (not after each bullet) just make sure your firearm is clean and maintained.
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:02 PM   #515
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i clean every gun after every day at the range. we live near the ocean, and salt air is very corrosive.

i just use hoppers and regualr cleanign supplies, them a rag with some oil on it is used to wipe the guns down to protect them, before putting them away.

my carry gun is blown off/out ( lint and dust) every week, shot or not, with pressurized air.
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:02 PM   #516
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I always clean my guns after use , using a copper solvent for the bore ,and ballistol to clean the gun
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:13 PM   #517
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my rifles except .22LR caliber are cleaned after firing. Using a patch with bore cleaner or Kroil to loosten the fouling, then several passes with a bore brush followed with patches until they no longer come out dirty. Then if the weapon posesses a gas piston or tube, that is cleaned, pistons with fine steel wool until the carbon is removed.

.22 rifles are cleaned when they get real dirty with the exception of the AR15 with the Ceiner .22 conversion and then that one is cleaned as stated as above.

Pistols...When they get dirty and need cleaning & oiling.
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:14 PM   #518
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I used to be in military. You get the habit of looking after your firearms. I frequently use a boresnake.
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:31 PM   #519
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I clean my weapons after each visit to the range using a Bore Snake and Tri-Flow lubricant w/ lint free cotton shop towels or Q-tips.
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Do you go: handgun, shotgun, or rifle?

If a rifle - I would clean after every shooting.
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