Preference of cleaning

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by longunner, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. longunner

    longunner New Member

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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.
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    If clp won't handle it I use hoppes and then clp.
     

  3. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    I use breakfree and hoppes #9.
     
  4. caseyphx

    caseyphx New Member

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    ballistol is all i use
     
  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    Kano Kroil and Barnes copper remover now. use to be Hoppe's #9 for many years.
     
  6. Werminator

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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...
     
  7. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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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.
     
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2012
  8. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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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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  9. longunner

    longunner New Member

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    Seems like I'm the only one that uses rem oil...
     
  10. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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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