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Oil chrome lined barrel?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by ineedmoney, Dec 28, 2009.

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  1. ineedmoney

    ineedmoney Member

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    i got a wasr 10 and i have been oiling it everytime after i clean it but the last time i forgot to oil it. i dought i will go longer than a month or 2 without shooting it and i do clean it pretty good after i shoot. i live on the east coast with pretty high humidity. so do i need to field strip and lightly oil the bore?
     
  2. Tim the student

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    I probably wouldn't personally worry about the bore so much as the rest of the gun. Did you oil everything other than the bore last time?

    You weren't shooting corrosive ammo, were you?
     
  3. ineedmoney

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    yea i oiled the rest and i was shooting wolf and winchester
     
  4. briansmithwins

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    The manual http://www.box.net/shared/cu2djae1zb says to oil after shooting. It's assuming you're using issue corrosive ammo. I keep mine oiled, along with the gas tube and gas block. BSW
     
  5. USSR

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    I shot my chrome-lined FN SPR all this year without cleaning the bore, and won 3 out of 4 matches I entered. Assuming you're not using corrosive ammo, you will do more damage to a bore by excessive cleaning than you will by not cleaning it. Just MHO.

    Don
     
  6. BsChoy

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    Just another tip I picked up in Colt armorers school...if you accidentally over oil the barrel there is a chance that the first round you fire could hydraulically split or bulge the barrel. This means the excess oil will basically cause your bore to be under spec size and even though it is liquid the pressure can spike causing the barrel to bulge or split
     
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    i just run a bore snake with clp on it through my bore after i shoot then i have no worries mate
     
  8. Brimic

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    Yep, I've seen this many times. It usually leaves a bulged area that might be difficult to see an inch or two back from the muzzle. You can usually see it if you look down a bore- the rifling will be distorted in the middle of the bulge. The way I've had it explained to me is the bullet acts similar to a windshield wiper in the bore pushing a front of oil, once too much oil gtes in front of the bullet, the bullet rides over the oil, since the oil isn't compressable, the barrel gives.

    For this reason alone, I run a patch through a barrel before I take the first shot at the range.
     
  9. briansmithwins

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    Since I grew up in New Mexico I wipe bores (which I leave oily) before firing. Sand and dust would just wind up everywhere.

    If you think oil is bad for bores you should try sand.

    BSW
     
  10. 61chalk

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    Out of habit, after cleaning my barrel, I run a slightly oiled patch. Then before going out an shooting I run dry patches through an get as dry as possiable, I learned long ago that even a slightly oiled barrel will shoot different than a dry one on the first shot.
     
  11. rcmodel

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    If you want to oil the bore, just oil the bore.

    There is no need to completely strip the rifle down to run a oil dampened patch on a cleaning rod through the bore.

    You could have done it while typing the question!

    rc
     
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    Even if you think you may have over oiled?
    Just put it muzzle down for a day or two.
     
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    Boresnakes work great for quick film oiling and all you need to do is open the bolt. I just spritz a little CLP or other light oil on the snake right about in the middle so plenty of dry follows it and that's that.
     
  14. Slamfire

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    Good to know!

    I still clean mine. It’s due to obsessive-compulsive disorder. I can’t help myself. :D
     
  15. USSR

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    Yeah, Slamfire, I know all about that. I actually weigh my charges for blasting ammo for the Garand and FAL.:banghead:

    Don
     
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