Gun Cleaning

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by 95sniper, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. 95sniper

    95sniper New Member

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    I baught a new Remington 597 yesterday, this is the first gun that I have personally owned. I am wondering how you would suggest cleaning it, a step by step would be nice... what products you would recomend, and how often should I clean it. Any ammo recomendations? Thanks
     
  2. Gh0zt36

    Gh0zt36 Active Member

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    Congrats , I just picked one up myself the other day .... waiting for a few things then will take it to the range next week


    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtGFGmh2re8[/ame]
     

  3. 95sniper

    95sniper New Member

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    Thanks for the video post. Should I stick with a dry lube in the action as recomended in the video?
     
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  4. Gh0zt36

    Gh0zt36 Active Member

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    I dunno.... I use the time tested ballistol on all my guns ... just a light oil after its clean ....

    But if you wanna use dry lube im sure that will work too .
     
  5. 95sniper

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    I read about ballistol in the gun cleaning section of this site, later today I am going to get cleaning supplies for this new 22
     
  6. 95sniper

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    Does anyone else have any advice as to how to clean this gun?
     
  7. big shrek

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    Simple Field strip, as the manual shows...no more, no less...
    Grab an inexpensive gun cleaning kit at walmart/sports store...
    Can't go wrong with a Hoppe's Kit...

    Watch a few 597 cleaning vids on Utube...there are several...
    you'll want to stick to the most basic dissassembly (field strip)...so as not to loose important parts...
    much like doing a tune-up on an old motorcycle for the first time, go slow, take notes or pics, and refer back to 'em as you go...

    Trust the Manual...they keep it simple for a reason!

    If you want to get deep into firearms stuff, join the Army or Marines...
    what they teach on firearms care can't be learned as a civilian...civvies never see that much mud caked on anything short of a mudbog race...
     
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  8. 95sniper

    95sniper New Member

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    Thanks for the information, I now have a basic idea of how to clean a gun and what solvents to use.
     
  9. mrt8110

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    big shrek hit the nail on the head.:) Cliff
     
  10. Gh0zt36

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    I put this in the 567 thread but I doubt as many people will see it there so ill put it here too

    Supllies you will need:
    Box of q-tips
    Hoppes bore cleaner
    Hoppes No. 9 gun oil or ballistol or BOTH
    Firearms cleaning patches
    Hoppes .22lr or appropriate caliber bore snake
    and prefferably old hand cloth < new ones still have a lot of fuzzies to shed that you really dont want to deal with when cleaning your gun. >

    I use alot of q tips .I like q-tips because you can really jam them down into corners to get every nook and cranny of the gun but they may leave cotton so make sure you get it all out in the final wipe down put a few drops of oil on the qtip and switch to new tip when it gets black and repeat. I'd watch pt 1 and 2 of that video I posted . Learn your gun , break it down until you no longer need to watch the video to do it . Oil and clean bolt rails , inside chamber top and bottom , go over the entire bolt with the qtips as well.

    Get a .22LR boresnake it has a brush built into a cleaning cord. If you're a novice using cleaning rod could be detrimental to your rifling if you hit it with an aluminum cleaning rod. Few drops of hoppes bore cleaner and run it through the barrel 2x.

    once the weapon is clean use a cleaning patch .. lightly oil it and wipe the entire action down of the weapon bolt/chamber. Then use another cleaning patch this time don't oil it at all and continue wiping the action down until you're no longer getting getting a black cleaning patch. You want to make sure the gun is well oiled but also well wiped down . .22LR especially are dirty shooting guns and if it is over oiled the spent powder will combine with the excess oil to make a sludge and gum up the action.

    Now this is completely optional but I also like to lightly oil another patch and go over the entire external metal surface of the rifle . Helps prevent surface rust if the rifle sits for a long time .

    And I clean ALL MY WEAPONS everytime I'm finished shooting them. although its not neccesarry to do so. I't just always been a good habit I follow. And making a dirty gun clean is as much fun to me as shooting the gun . I thoroughly enjoy after a good day of shooting making everything look like it was never fired.

    Hope this helps.
     
  11. 95sniper

    95sniper New Member

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    Great information, Thaks