Cleaning mil surp barrels

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Cleaning mil surp barrels

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Postby spearedum » Sun Jan 01, 2006 2:55 pm

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Postby dhtaxi » Sun Jan 01, 2006 5:17 pm

I use edds red I made a 5 gallon batch up and Im working my way through it.
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Postby wh12725 » Sun Jan 01, 2006 8:05 pm

I certainly don't have any lab results to back me up, but nearly 40 years of shooting has me believing that cleaning, with whatever, does the job. I've used all sorts of solutions to include regular old hot water and never had a problem. Hoppes, windex, brake cleaner, carb cleaner, etc., etc. Cleaning ensures no damaging effects from residue, failure to clean ensures damage.
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plain hot water

Postby PeterN2 » Sun Jan 01, 2006 8:14 pm

A couple or three of pints of hot water down the barrel takes care of corrosive residue. Clean as normal after that and you should have no rust problems. It pays to check after a day to make sure all is OK though.

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Postby spearedum » Wed Jan 04, 2006 4:26 pm

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Postby DaveGreen1954 » Sat Jan 07, 2006 7:17 am

Anything that comes in contact with the corrosive primer residue can be effected by it. Barrel, chamber, bolt head, etc.

My simple (and effective) solution is to carry a jar of T/C presoaked muzzle loading patches in my range box. When I'm done shooting they come into play. They are rather big so I cut one in half and push it through the barrel from the chamber end and discard. Repeat with the other half. Follow up with a regular dry patch. Take another wet one and wipe the chamber, action & bolt head, then dry with another dry patch. Pack up, go home, then open my favorite aftershave, Hoppes No.9 and have at it as usual.

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Postby sc928porsche » Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:19 am

Most cleaning products do not work well on salts. To clean after shooting corrosive ammo, I rinse with hot water, Then use a bit of vinigar and water mix, rinse again and then clean with the old Hopps #9. Patch dry, and then oil.
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M44 7.62X54Rwith a nice clean barrel and blued metal

Postby afish4570 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:58 pm

The quest still continues....being scrub for almost a month now. Last week have soaked with Ballistol and scrubbed with a bronze bore brush, clean patch (which are still black pretty bad) and then wet patch with Ballistol. Today I changed the chemical to Kroil....Any ideas. afish4570 :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Postby chucksniper » Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:56 pm

plug the chamber (brownells sell these plugs) and fill the barrel for whatever is fouling the barrel.

Try # 9 hoppes, first then go from there. Reasearch for the best cleaner

that you can use .
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