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Old 01-21-2012, 09:05 AM   #891
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thanks for the reply BERSA1947, Idont suppose you would give me a copy of your recipe . I would be very grateful

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Old 01-21-2012, 02:35 PM   #892
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In my accurate rifles with good barrels, I will clean the barrels after I shoot. Ideally at the range than shoot another 3 rounds.

If I am shooting corrosive ammo I will clean as soon as I can.

Other than that , I will let it go awhile, and clean before match or if I will not be using for awhile.

I recommend shooters choice rust prevent, if you are going to store them for awhile.

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clean each gun after firing.

i generally use hoppes cleaning kit. also use birchwood casey aerosol solvent. patches, mops, and plastic brushes until barrel is clean.

then lubricate usually with rem oil or hoppes.

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I clean my guns after every trip to the range. When I haven't taken them out to shoot for a while, about a year, I clean and lube them. Rust is not a good thing!

Like most everyone I use Hoppes cleaning kit, mops or patches until they come out clean. Then I run a patch with Rem Oil through the barrel. I very lightly rub all the exterior metal with a silicone cloth and Rem Oil. I use a good synthetic motor oil (Mobil 1) on moving parts.

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I clean after every range session. For the bore, I use Pro-Shot Copper Solvent IV. I've used a lot of different solvents and bore cleaners, but never seen one that removes copper fouling like this stuff does.

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thanks for the reply BERSA1947, Idont suppose you would give me a copy of your recipe . I would be very grateful
I Use it also. The standard recipe is:


Ed's Red Bore Cleaner

1 part Dexron III / Mercon ATF.

1 part Kerosene.

1 part Aliphatic Mineral Spirits.

1 part Acetone.

I use it to clean, and Mobil 1 to lube the high wear areas.
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When heading out into damp or wet conditions a quick application of a good wood paste finishing wax will make almost any weapon impervious to moisture. I did two tours in Nam and lived in northern Wi. for 50 years and used this trick that was passed down from my Father and many other WWll vets.

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thanks for the great tips bushman and oldand retired, you are never to old to learn. Once again thank you

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There is no better rust protector than Fluid Film. Makes an excellent lube, too. Any member who would like to try and hasn't yet and lives in the US, just PM me your name and address and I'll ship out a sample can for free.

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Sounds like great stuff Dano50 and I would love a sample can only one problem, I live in New Zealand but thanks for the offer

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