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Old 02-24-2012, 07:36 PM   #11
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RemOil is a lubricant, not a solvent do it will not hurt the finish at all. Hoppe's 9 is a standard and hard to go wrong. I use it occasionally. I typically use Butch's Bore Shine for my solvent. It won't hurt your finish either. I only use RemOil as a rust preventer. It can gum up if left in little crevices. I use Breakfree CLP as a lube. Then before I put the gun back in the safe, I hit it with a misting of RemOil on the outside to keep an corrosion away.

Let us know how the STX does. I hear those are great guns!
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:16 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by RhettButler View Post

They make a squib rod what ain't a #2 pencil? Someone did point out on this forum the #2 wasn't much use for a .22.
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You're right, a #2 pencil is the universal squib rod for most centerfire pistols. Remember to load the eraser end first.

I did hear a man used a #3 once with no ill results.

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Old 02-25-2012, 03:10 AM   #13
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Nice pencil. I prefer a narrower band on my fedora.
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