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I have a pretty lame question! How do i clean a rifle barrel to get the best result and what sort of solvents, oils and rods do you guys use? Another: Is there long shooting ranges in Sweden open to the public or is it just military?
-- Humble (email@example.com), July 30, 2002
Bobby has it all pretty much covered. I will add that you might have a hard time to find Sweets in Sweden. Go and get yourself some Shooters Choice instead. Itīs available at most gun stores. And Break Free clp is also widely available.
Cleaning rods... You could order some really fine rods over the net. However, youīll end up with a rod that wonīt accept the metric threads found on all mops and brushes sold here. (You might need to order brushes from Nilsson import, 0247-41085. And right now they are SLOW on delivery! Ordered some stuff in mid May. Ainīt got it yet!) I have found that the simple, one piece (that is important! One piece.) Brass rods found in any hunting store will do the job just fine, as long as they are wiped clean after each and every stroke. Get yourself about 5cm of "krympslang" (sorry mates, ainīt got a clue to what that is in english), pull it over the threaded part of the rod, and heat until it has a good grip on the rod. This will prevent your rod from scratching the bore. To make the kit complete, get youself a bore guide for the rod. Avoid the use of bronze brushes as far as possible. Stainless brushes; BEVARE! Those are not for cleaning, those are for destroying.
And never ever pull a dirty patch back into the bore!
Long shooting ranges? We got one just north of Gothenburg, 550 meters. If thatīs not long enough I ainīt got a clue where yous should turn to. There is a rather large number of 300 meter ranges around, but that is pretty much it.
-- Balltip (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 31, 2002.
depends on what bullets you are using copper jacket or lead,i like ammonia based solvents for copper (sweets is a great one) but you have to watch and not leave soaking too long,i will let it set about 30 min.(they say 15) and have never had a problem,i start by running a cloth patch full of solvent down the bore,from the chamber end if possible,then i take a brush through for a few strokes then another patch or two then i run a good wet one and let soak about 30 min then run the brush a while then a few dry patches,then a few with a milder cleaner,then dry again,and if clean enough for you then a couple patches with a good rust preventive,i like clp..then i go to cleaning the chamber with a couple of cotton mops,one for solvent and one foe clp. make sure not too get solvent or oil in bedding or trigger,i like to do a total take down each time,you might not have to do it every time,i do out of habit,and have found a few problems before they gave me a problem,it's up to you,bobby
-- bobby (email@example.com), July 30, 2002.