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Disappointment at the range.

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Eddy19, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. Farmer Dave

    Farmer Dave Member

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    I use a "Slix-Scraper" to clean the carbon build up out of my .357 Mag (and .45 Colt) cylinders. Takes one or two revolutions of the tool and all that carbon built up is gone. Then follow up with solvent patch, etc. like you (should) normally do to clean the cylinders. They also work in .357 Mag/.45 Colt rifle chambers to clean the build up left behind after shooting shorter cartridges (shorter COL). I've tried brushes, etc. and the found the SliX-scraper to be a whole lot quicker and provides a much better result, every time. They're available via www from http://uniquetek.com/. You'll probably find a lot of other interesting gotta-have tools and gadgets when you roll through their on-line store as well. Use this tool once and you'll never scrub your cylinders with a brush again...and you won't miss it either.
     
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  2. Eddy19

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    Thanks Farmer Dave for the link, interesting tool. I can see where a cutting tool would be a lot faster.
     
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  3. entropy

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    I had not heard of this company before; Thank you, Farmer Dave!
     
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  4. deadeye dick

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    I chuck a 40 cal. brush in a cordless drill at low speed to scrub the cyl.
     
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  5. Eddy19

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    Exactly what I do with addition of JB compound, or Rem bore cleaner.
     
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  6. Tilos

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    An interesting tool, thanks for posting.
    Seems like you could flare a 0.357 fired case until it is a tight fit into the cylinder, and bevel the inside to get a knife edge on the case.
    With a 1/4x20x3" bolt thru the primer hole as a handle, you push that case into each cylinder to push/scrape the crud out.
    You could cut some notches/flutes in the case mouth and twist the case/bolt once it reaches the bottom of the chamber at the throat.
    I'd make one and try it if I thought I needed one :uhoh:
    :D
     
  7. cougar1717

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    I have no idea how many "beware the carbon ring" threads I have seen or read with respect to 357/38 revolvers - but it is a lot. Even though it was a lesson learned on the part of the OP and I could see how it could happen, I've never experienced it myself. I'm glad this actually happens and isn't some sort of forum folklore. I appreciate those who clean after every trip to the range, but I admittedly do not.
     
  8. gonoles_1980

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    Different caliber, but I load 44spl in my 44mag for my wife, I shoot 44mag out of it. I've never had a problem like you mention, though I clean that particular gun after every range visit since between the wife and I we shoot 100 rounds and I like to clean my guns every 100 rounds.
     
  9. Eddy19

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    Thanks for the replies. I must admit, I shot exclusively 38 spl with this revolver for a long while, perhaps years. It's just within the past couple months when I first tried 357's the problem occurred. I would not say it's neglected cleaning exactly, I clean my guns after each shoot very well, and each time I run patches through the cylinder but apparently, the patches alone didn't get all the carbon totally out. It left enough however slight to prevent the long 357's from chambering. But that problem has been well solved by running a bronze brush with a drill wet with solvent, followed by tight patches with JB bore cleaner also on a drill. Today I make sure the cylinder is properly cleaned after each shoot by running Rem bore cleaner (like a light duty JB) on a drill. I shoot 38 spl and 357 with no problem whatsoever.
     
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  10. Tilos

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    yeh folklore, like the old dreaded "beware of the double charge" often parroted/repeated to any one claiming to be a "new" reloader.
    :uhoh:
     
  11. lordpaxman

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    Lots of neat ideas here. I use Adco’s lead cloth wipe, and wind it around a old .38 brush, chuck it in a drill and it spin it in and out of the cylinder. It’s worked well for me. I’ve no idea what’s on the cloth but it does work.
     
  12. Average Joe

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    Chore boy wrapped around an old .38 caliber brush.
     
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