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Old March 20, 2011, 12:58 AM   #1
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What product to use ?

After shooting i noticed that the barrel (outside do to it having a compensated barrel) gets pretty filthy. I am wondering because i use the winchester oil with break free CLP in it and it does an alright job but is there a product that is better at getting the inside and outside of my barrel spotless?

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Old March 20, 2011, 04:50 AM   #2
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Some of the foaming bore cleaners seem to give good results.

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Old March 20, 2011, 06:10 AM   #3
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Since I'm new here I don't know, but have you ever heard of Ed's Red mix your own bore cleaner? I've not found anything better and it sounds like what you're looking for. Do a search for it and give it a try...

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Old March 20, 2011, 07:12 PM   #4
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Why not use straight break free. Put a light film on dirty area and let it stand overnight then finish cleaning the next day.
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Old March 20, 2011, 07:25 PM   #5
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sounds good i will give it a try. I want to beak it down tomorrow again and give it a nice go through.
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Old March 20, 2011, 09:38 PM   #6
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One thing that I found that helps a lot is if possible soak the fouled area with some Breakfree CLP as soon as you finish shooting at the range and while the gun is still warm. By the time you get home it is usually softened up to where an M 16 brush will take it off. The longer that gunk sits on the metal the harder it gets. If you can't deal with it at the range you can take a hairdryer and heat it up at home and let it soak for a little while before you attack it.
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Old March 20, 2011, 10:44 PM   #7
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Barrel-bore cleaning, Brownells...

For general barrel/bore cleaning, I suggest buying some high quality bore cleaners like Hoppes #9 or Sweets or 7.62 or Butch's Bore Solvent.
As for Break-Free, it's ok as a CLP, but you may want to order some more high tech CLPs like Weaponshield, Eezox, Gunzilla or Mpro7's LPX.

A Bore-Snake Viper can aid your barrel-bore cleaning too.

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Old March 26, 2011, 08:50 PM   #8
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For the bore of the gun, my favorite is Boretech. Best copper solvent I can find. For carbon and powder fouling on the rest of the gun, I like gun scrubber. Works like brake cleaner, just spray until the solvent dripping off is clear. Two things to know about gun scrubber though: it dries metal out beyond belief. You need to put some Rem oil or other preservative on afterwards, or it will rust. Doesn't matter if it's blued, parkerized, stainless, anything. Put some oil on it. Also, they make a standard version and a synthetic safe version. The standard is stronger, but it will melt some cheap plastic stocks. I don't know what you're shooting, but if it's plastic, test a small amount on a hidden part of the gun first.
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Go with the Ed's Red easy to mix and use.
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