Cleaning a break action rifle


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archerben
March 15, 2008, 11:44 AM
When cleaning a bolt action, I've always used a bore guide to avoid damaging the chamber. What do to avoid damaging the chamber of a break action when cleaning?

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El Tejon
March 15, 2008, 11:46 AM
Use a guide, clean from the breech, put barrel in a gun vise in your gun room.

KD5NRH
March 15, 2008, 12:43 PM
Use the gentle cycle. Put RemOil in the fabric softener dispenser.

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Don't Tread On Me
March 15, 2008, 05:47 PM
Break action is pretty simple to clean. You can always just take the barrel off and lay it flat on a table. You could vise it in, or buy a cleaning stand like the Caldwell.


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I got frustrated with junky cleaning supplies. Bite the bullet, go out and buy the good stuff and never look back. Once piece rods, good quality attachments. Makes a big difference, and they aren't that much more expensive.

aka108
March 15, 2008, 06:03 PM
X2 on the above from the Florida guy.

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