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Bore turned green?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by fordfan485, Sep 6, 2008.

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  1. fordfan485

    fordfan485 Member

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    Anyways i read in a book that if you arnt going to clean your rifle right away to soak the bore in hoppes put a patch on the bolt close it and then rubber band a bag at the end and hang it upside down so that it would drip out of the muzzle and not into the chamber. Anyways 3 weeks later i go to check on the rifle and at the muzzle there is this green ring of goo around the muzzle and in the bag, should i be concerned.
     
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    Green could be copper residue ? Just guessing.:confused:
     
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    What book told you to store a rifle with solvent in the barrel? Yes the green is copper. However you should store it with oil in the barrel not solvent.
     
  4. Owen

    Owen Moderator Emeritus

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    green is copper fouling. In general you want to store a gun with a light coat of preservative oil in the barrel., not solvent.

    Now there is Hoppe's oil, and that would be good.

    This is actually the application I like Breakfree CLP for. I think its a lousy solvent/lube, but the "protect" aspect is pretty good.
     
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    What he said.

    Also, you could use an ammonia-based copper solvent to get the fouling out. And don't store the gun with solvent in it. You can leave it in for 15-20 min or so to soak, but beyond that I see no reason.
     
  6. Auburn1992

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    Instead of Hoppe's I'd use something more rust-preventive like RemOil.
     
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