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I've seen/heard a lot of different ways that people go about cleaning different guns. What's your habit/preferred method...thought this could be a good thread.
 

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I use Hoppe's oil on blued steel as it seems to cling well and I usually shoot some RemOil into the moving parts as the lighterweight synthetic should not inhibit motion or gum up...
 

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Different guns benefit from different methods.

I normally use Shooter's Choice solvent for pstols and low to medium velocity rifles. Hoppe's is excellent as well.

For high velocity rifles, I like the Outer's electrochemical kit, and/or Sweet's 7.62, followed by normal cleaning with Shooter's Choice.

IMHO, phosphor bronze or nylon bore brushes are almost essential. Aerosol "Gun Scrubber" is a great cleaner/degreaser, but leaves the metal dry, and lubrication must follow it's use.
 

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I'm just a po' boy, and I don't have much time.

I use brush cleaner mineral solvent for barrel cleaning.

In between, on barrels and internal parts, it's ATF.

These two products alone cut my cleaning time by 80%.

Mobil1 for external metal.

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Vinegar, janitors ammonia, and Dawn for fouled barrels.

ATF every 10 shots or so, for rifles, at the range...
 

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WIPEOUT is an awesome bore cleaner. spray, run a patch, done.

otherwise its the norm stuff....hoppes, clp, rem oil, etc.

i still don't know the best way to clean and lube my AR. people have been very helpful when i ask...but the problem has been.....if i get 50 posters instructing me how to clean my AR, i get 50 different ways to clean it (with about 25 different products recommended)....lol :p
 
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