dumb idea for corrosive clean up.
Ok, we all know our best friend for degreasing, Mineral Spirits (the oderless type
lol) Would it be stupid to think it would remove the corrosive salts in the gun?? I mean wouldn't it rinse everything clean, for a relube?? I have used it to clean fouling, and seems to wipe it off, no problem...... It doesn't have any i'll effects on any gun finish I've found either....
Really, just hot water.
I use my coffee pot.
You really want something with water in it. Your trying to dissolve the salts left behind by the corrosive primers. If table salt will dissolve in your solvent, you're GTG.
I use either use Mpro7 or Ballistol (mixed with water 1:10) and clean at the range immediately after shooting. BSW
To test any cleaner for effectiveness on corrosive ammo, just pour some out in a small clear glass or jar and add a little table salt.
If the salt dissolves into suspension and "disappears", the product is good.
If the salt just lays there, it's no good.
Paint thinner/mineral spirits is NO GOOD.
NOTHING works as well as water, preferably HOT water. It's also the cheapest.
After shooting, cut a wet-wipe to size, clean and rest easy.
I've shot corrosive for years, and this technique has worked
When you get home, do your normal cleaning procedures,
and enjoy the fact that you can shoot cheap corrosive ammo!
Well, another bright idea of mine shot down
Oh well, back to thinking.....
I know, I know, water is the answer.... I'm just one of those kinda guys always looking for a new way of doing things