which gun to use?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by potentialglock, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    So normal new years tradition is to blow up our gingerbread houses with firecrackers. This year we decided to shake it up and use a firearm to destroy them. I've narrowed it down to my Mosin, Winchester model 24 12 ga. Or my Remington r1
     
  2. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    I'd do it with the Winchester but that may end the fun to fast, so maybe the Remington.
     

  3. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    Mosin... Shoot the 5 rds. and bayonet anything that remains! :)
     
  4. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    the Mosin and some Tannerite! would beat the hell out of firecrackers!:D
     
  5. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg New Member

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    Great minds think alike! LOL, I was just going to post this exact idea.:D
     
  6. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    Well mom killed the idea. One with the mosin (first time I've shot it btw) 2 in high miss. Then 2 12 ga. So fun ended quickly. With only one round thru the mosin how should I clean it?
     
  7. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    Very well or else it'll lose value...
     
  8. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Uhhhh.........

    Why dontcha just eat that gingerbread???:confused::confused::confused:
     
  9. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    to clean the chamber and bore:

    If the ammo was non-corrosive, clean normally.

    If corrosive, run boiling hot soapy water through it, scrub it with a couple of patches or a bronze brush soaked in the hot soapy water, then rinse with copious amounts of clear boiling water. (I use at least a quart) Let it air dry, then run a patch soaked in alcohol though to get the last drops of water.

    I'm very persnickety about cleaning after using corrosive ammo. OTOH, that may be why I've been able gto use literally tens of thousands of rounds of highly corrosive ammo over the years and never had a speck of rust!
     
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  10. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    Even only one round?
     
  11. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    Its two years old that's why
     
  12. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    So I shot one round through the mosin then cleaned it. This morning I found so.e rust in the barrel but some gun oil and a bore snake cleaned it right up. Is that normal? Will it stay clean or will it rust again soon?
     
  13. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Oh... I have got to remember this!
     
  14. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    Two redneck words "SPARKLER BOMB" then there won't be a mess to clean :)
     
  15. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    You could make up some homemade thermite.
     
  16. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    Ya but you don't get that nice loud boom that sets off car alarms three blocks away with thermite :)
     
  17. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If you had rust, then hygroscopic salts are still in the bore. You need to clean the oil out with alcohol and then clean the bore with hot water, then re-oil.

    And I don't think you can actually clean a bore with that abominable bore snake. That thing is a field expedient, not a home cleaner.
     
  18. thum1995

    thum1995 New Member

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    Or you could make it a family bonding moment and all shoot at it...
     
  19. nosaj

    nosaj New Member

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    Planning on taking ours to the range tomorrow :)



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    .22, SKS, or 12 ga

    Probably all the above
     
  20. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    So when I get home today pour hot water down the barrel? I don't have a rifle cleaning kit. Only shotgun. Any specific make you would recommend?