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pitbull8151
December 25, 2006, 04:54 PM
Hi all,
I am just checking in to get some opinions on a good gun cleaner and oil.
I just recieved a Tarus .357 model 66ss6.
What are some good cleaners to remove powder residue after firing several rounds.
Any good lubricants??...I have Royal Purple synthetic...

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Cosmoline
December 25, 2006, 05:33 PM
I really really like the M-Pro style cleaner and CLP. They're effective without being nearly as toxic as the traditional ones. Hoppes has a line of them out now too. With CLP just remember a little goes a long way. You don't need to put on more than a thin layer. With your revolver the biggest cleaning challenge comes from residue in the chambers, esp. the buildup from shooting a lot of .38 Special. A good set of brushes is helpful, preferably a wee bit oversized.

NailGun
December 25, 2006, 05:41 PM
Howdy Pitbull, and welcome to the forum.
Hope you enjoy your new Taurus...safely..:)
For cleaning, I just use Hoppe's #9 to get the black stuff out, then use Break Free CLP as a lube/protective coating. It may require some scrubbing with a toothbrush (never a steel brush) to remove the powder fouling from the cylinder. Nice Gun!

MikeWSC
December 25, 2006, 06:05 PM
Pitbull8151,

Nylon brushes with some hopps #9 works great, use a cotton .38/.357 swab
through the cylinders and bore. I found a great new product made in Michigan
called Gunzilla for use in the bore. Its non-toxic, found it down at Camp Perry
durring the National Matches. I've used it on my pistols,rifles and shotguns.:D
Works great at keeping the fouling out of the barrel, I think its available on-line.

My wife and I both shoot .357's and also keep a .38/.357 Bore Snake in our
range bag.

Hope your having a great Christmas and a warm welcome to THR .

SJshooter
December 25, 2006, 10:28 PM
Breakfree CLP and FP-101 (by Shooter's Choice) are excellent... you can use them to lube, clean and protect. They smell better than Hoppe's too.

Monkeybear
December 25, 2006, 11:06 PM
Breakfree CLP is what I use + a little Hoppes #9 solvent for the chambers and barrel. Just get the Hoppes Kit for 9mm/.357/38spl and a non spray can bottle of CLP.

ArchAngelCD
December 26, 2006, 03:43 AM
Welcome to the forum!!

Hoppes #9 solvent and Remington Gun Oil.
Lead Away cloth when needed.

SJshooter
December 26, 2006, 09:33 PM
Also good for reference:

http://attrition.org/technical/firearms/357clean/

http://www.geocities.com/kemays/cleanrev.html

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