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How do I clean back here? RIFLE CLEANING.

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by sweetbeard, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    Ok I have this bolt action but I can't seem to get a leverage on this space about 5 inches from the nearest opening. Do you think bore foam would disolve the carbon build-up?
     
  2. Ballistic

    Ballistic Salem, Oregon Active Member

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    I use foaming cleaners regularly in addition to normal cleaning methods. I think they work quite well and certainly worth a try. I use Wipe Out, which has had very good reviews by others. Sportman's Warehouse carries it for $10 a can. Messy, but the product works. You can leave it in overnight for a really good cleaning. Just make sure you oil any metal the product works on.
     
  3. Zeke Menuar

    Zeke Menuar Oregon Monsoon Central Member

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    Brass toothbrush with a patch on the end of it dipped in Hoppes #9
     
  4. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I would hose it out with Brake Clean.
     
  5. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    Yup I should just let it soak in cleaner.. It is just so big there is no way to ghet to all of it.. 3 rows of bolts!
     
  6. Zeke Menuar

    Zeke Menuar Oregon Monsoon Central Member

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    If you don't shine the light in there, you won't see the crud.

    Problem solved

    ZM
     
  7. markw76

    markw76 Portland/Moscow on the Willamette Member

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    Sweetbeard, I wish you'd worded the thread title differently. It sounds like something your mom should've taught you when you were 5 or 6...:rofl1:
     
  8. BryanO

    BryanO W.WA Member

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    Bore Snake? Or am I understanding the question correctly?
     
  9. friskydingo

    friskydingo Oregon, NorCal, and Panama. Yes. All three New Member

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    a sharp, rusty knife.
     
  10. Buddhalux

    Buddhalux Hillsboro, Oregon Active Member

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    You should pic up a sent of dental picks at CTD for like $14. I just ordered my second set since I'm pretty hard on them when I'm cleaning the nooks and crannies out.
     
  11. 86thecat

    86thecat Central WA New Member

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    FYI, Foaming bore cleaners don't dissolve carbon. They turn it into something resembling ceramic. Try MPro7 to cut carbon. After you clean with foam and are sure the barrel is clean, give it a healthy scrubbing with a brass brush and good old Hoppes #9. Run a patch through, you might be surprised. After using foam for a year I thought two barrels were shot out, they came back after removing the carbon build up from the throats.
     
  12. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    Now that is good to know
     
  13. kirkcdl

    kirkcdl Roseburg,ORYGUN Member

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    Hoppes Elite Gold dissolves carbon easily,like the stuff that collects on the end of the chamber...Melts it right away...