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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 10/1/2005 6:17:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/1/2005 6:18:55 PM EDT by longhunter1757]
OK, new rifle and new to ARs. Did a search and didn't find it so here's my question.
How hard do I need to try to remove the carbon buildup from the back of the bolt? I wiped it down with CLP, let it sit a while and of course there was still carbon baked on it. I didn't want to grab a wire brush until I asked the gurus. As long as we're on the subject, what about the carbon in the bolt carrier tube. Other than a little CLP and the occasional brushing how far should I go?
Thanks in advance.

Link Posted: 10/2/2005 4:21:34 AM EDT
The carbon buildup on the rear of the bolt won't affect functioning. I clean the deposits off on my duty gun each time I shoot it but I have several uppers I strictly use for a regular machinegun shoot. I clean the bolt every third or fourth range session by soaking it in Carbon Cutter solution for 30 min, then using a wire brush and dental scraper to get the thicker deposits off.
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 9:00:42 AM EDT
Thanks Full Auto! I didn't think a little buildup was a big deal but I wanted to be sure.

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