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Anything I shouldnt use to clean AR15 barrel?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by camoman33935, Jul 30, 2009.

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  1. camoman33935

    camoman33935 Member

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    I just got my DPMS AR upper today and Im gonna break it down tomorrow and give it a good ole cleanin before I take it to the range saturday. Is there any type of cleaners/solvents that I shouldnt use on my barrel? The barrel is Chrome Moly if that matters.

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    No.

    All modern gun cleaning products are designed for use in steel barrels.

    Avoid Sandpaper & Drano and you will be fine.

    rc
     
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    I've often heard that you shouldn't run any cleaning implement from the muzzle to the breech, rather it should always pass through the barrel from breech to muzzle. This goes for any firearm, not just the AR.

    But I can't say that I've ever heard or read about the former causing any damage or ill affects to anyone's gun.
     
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    thanks guys...
     
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    Steel wool or anything attached to drill.
     
  6. dfariswheel

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    Take note, that your barrel is NOT a chrome lined barrel.
    Chrome-moly is simply the name for a type of carbon steel long used for gun barrels.
    Some makers are pushing the "chrome-moly" term as a means to deceive buyers into thinking they're getting a chrome LINED barrel.

    The best thing to use to clean your new barrel are a good stainless, coated, or graphite rod, bore brushes, patches, and a good bore cleaner of your choice.
     
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    More important than whatever solvent you use..Do a bit of research on "doin it right".
     
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