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What's your "quick clean" routine?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Dave R, Mar 25, 2003.

  1. Dave R

    Dave R Senior Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    I know some folks do a full-on cleaning every time they fire their rifle. I'm not one of those people. I have 2 cleaning regimens a) the quick clean, if I've only fired a few rounds, or if I know I'm shooting again soon, and b) the full-on routine, if I'm storing for the season, or if there have been more than a few rounds through it.

    Here's my quick-clean routine, for bolt-guns.

    0) Assure its unloaded.
    1) Remove bolt.
    2) Spray G-96 on the bore snake.
    3) 3 pulls of the snake through the bore.
    4) Spray a little G-96 on a patch/cloth and wipe down the bolt and chamber.
    5) Replace bolt. Done.

    For semi-autos:

    0) Assure its unloaded.
    1) Open bolt and lock it back.
    2) Spray G-96 on the bore snake.
    3) 3 pulls of the snake through the bore.
    4) Spray a little G-96 on a patch/cloth and wipe down the chamber.
    5) Release bolt. Done.

    What's your quick-clean routine?
  2. W.Va.Glassman

    W.Va.Glassman New Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    Polk county Fl.
    Spray bore with brake cleaner after shooting,when I get home run a patch with Kroil on it thru bore,let set muzzle down a couple of hours or overnite,run dry patch thru put back in safe.Works for me.
  3. Soap

    Soap Senior Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    -Boresnake w/ solvent
    -Scrub dirty areas with toofbrush w/ solvent
    -Wipe everything dry
    -Use patches to apply a little CLP
  4. beckrodgers

    beckrodgers Guest

    wd40 spray and wipe,Gunscrubber spray, Rem oil spray and wipe, till .we can get somewhere and do a good clean. Thats our fast quick fix.
  5. BusMaster007

    BusMaster007 Active Member

    Dec 31, 2002
    Upper Left Coast
    Shoot guns.
    Go home.
    Wait 3 months.
    Clean before shooting again.
    Repeat! :p
  6. echo3mike

    echo3mike Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Some tranisitional phase my therapist keeps talkin
    I did this when I was REALLY low on cleaner (like, drops left in the bottle). Worked so well, it's now my standard routine;

    - weapon safe, remove bolt;
    - 2 MPro7 saturated patches through the bore;
    - few strokes with a bore brush;
    - let sit while I drink beer and channel surf;
    - 2 more MPro7 saturated patches, then dry patches to check for fouling;
    - If there's no powder fouling, I'll shove a couple of Sweet's soaked patches through the bore;
    - More beer and channel surfing;
    - Might have to repeat if there's significant copper fouling, but not usually, (the Sweet's, not the beer);
    - Isopropyl Alcohol wash to remove any solvent residue.

    I get to the chamber, magazine, rails, and bolt at some point during the process, but that's only a couple of minutes worth of toothbrush work. Lube her up and put back together.

    The wohle process takes more effort to type out than to do. I usually end up using 6 or 7 patches total.


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