Rifle cleaning


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rdela29
December 7, 2006, 09:10 PM
I am looking for a good resource for my 11 year old nephew. He is about 4 hours away from where I live, and I want to make sure he gets good info. His father is by no means gun saavy or a hunter, but he loves it. Does anyone know of any good illustrated sites or video links that might help?

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Sleeping Dog
December 8, 2006, 09:52 AM
What kind of gun? If it's a .22, opinions will vary widely on cleaning. Personally, I think the .22 is sort of self-cleaning, so I don't mess with the bore very often, maybe once every year or two.

Cleaning the bore, I use a 1-piece coated rod with a jag and a patch of CLP. Always move the patch or brush from the chamber toward the muzzle. If you can't get a rod in there, use a pull-thru system: I use an Otis on my Garand, but some folks like the cloth snakes.

Regards.

Jenrick
December 8, 2006, 02:05 PM
Does anyone know where to find a muzzle guard for a 30-06? I normally use an Otis pull through, but I've found things do get cleaner with a rod and a jag. I just don't want to worry about messing up the crown of my rifle.

-Jenrick

gdvan01
December 8, 2006, 04:41 PM
As Sleeping Dog stated, it's a good idea to clean in the direction the bullet travels...from the chamber out. It keeps the junk out of the action area and also helps to protect the crown.

Plink
December 8, 2006, 07:13 PM
Point him towards a PatchWorm. It's the best way to clean rimfires that I've ever found. It's a nylon line with a button on the back. It lets you clean from the breech properly. It also has no bristles. Running a brush through a rimfire is not needed and not really desirable. The button on the PatchWorm fills out the patch so that it cleans the rifling really well. It's a far better solution than those accursed Bore Snakes that are always breaking off in the barrel and causing all sorts of problems. Also very inexpensive and a cinch to use.

I use Ballistol on mine. Not only does it clean really well. In fact better than specialty solvents. But it's also a really good lubricant and rust preventer.

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