When you wipe down your rifles...


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Timradcliffe345
September 9, 2008, 11:41 PM
For firearms that haven't been used:

What oil/preservative do you use?

Do you just wipe down the outside - or do you also run a patch through the bore and lube the chamber/receiver as well?

Thanks.

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rangerruck
September 9, 2008, 11:43 PM
i just use what oily rag I have around, proly has about 20 diff types of oil / cleaner, preventive , on it. i get it inside and out, and yes I run an oil patch in the bbl.

Fast Frank
September 9, 2008, 11:52 PM
I assume you are talking about wiping down a rifle that has not been used.

Generally, I will only swab the barrel if the gun has been fired. When I clean a dirty gun, the barrel gets lubed.(I won't put a dirty gun in my safe.)

I like to keep the Rem Oil Wipes in the little packet handy in the safe.

If I pull a gun out to fondle it, or I feel like it's been sitting long enough to need a good wipe down, I'll just whip out a packet and do it. They are like Baby Wipes, and have a very thin lube that dries to a nice oily film. Great stuff for getting those finger prints off before sticking the rifle back in the safe.

It's quick, cheap, easy, and it seems to be working.

If I go so far as to pull out my cleaning supplies, I have an assortment of stuff I use depending on what I feel the requirements are.

Break Free CLP in the squeeze bottle is what I usually use to prevent rust.

Win75
September 9, 2008, 11:59 PM
What oil/preservative do you use?

BreakFree CLP

Do you just wipe down the outside - or do you also run a patch through the bore and lube the chamber/receiver as well?

Patch through bore and chamber.

Stump Water
September 10, 2008, 12:01 AM
6 mo. to a yr.

G96

Outside & chamber.

Patch the bore once if it's an "idle" gun.

HGUNHNTR
September 10, 2008, 12:21 AM
Silicone cloth, I don't care for CLP's it seems they aren't the best at c'ing l'ing or p'ing

possum
September 10, 2008, 12:29 AM
i use pretty much all of my guns and do so frequently, but i will grease the inside like i normally would and then i wipe down the outside with a shop cloth with g96 and it is good to go.

Horsemany
September 10, 2008, 12:39 AM
Corossion X will keep them looking freshly oiled for many many months. It does not dry off or attract dust like most other oils I've used. The other thing I like is Gunslick Gun Seal. It dries to a thin waxy film in seconds. It' stays looking good and doesn't attract dust either. Dust is the big rust starter. If dust is left on steel it will absorb moisture from the air and hold it against your gun causing rust. A gun needs very little preservative if you can keep the dust off of it.

Sgt.Dusk
September 10, 2008, 12:42 AM
When I put my guns in the safe they are usually cleaned and oiled after use so I dont see any point in wiping them.

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