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Posted: 9/19/2004 3:51:11 PM EST
Is it normal to have to unscrew the cleaning rod for it to come out from the gun, and if so is it then normal for the rod to be shorter than the barrel?

and more importantly (since I'll just use the 3 piece rod from my hoppes kit that i use on all my guns) what are some good yet cheap brands of non corrosive ammo. I know I can get surplus corrosive for 10 cents a round but I don't mind paying a little more to not have to take a chance of having the barrel rust
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 4:03:48 PM EST
You need a real cleaning rod now.

If you use a water based cleaner like MPro7 there is no problem with corrosive ammo in bolt guns. It's a pain in semi-autos though.

Just clean with water right away and there is no worry about rust.

Unless you reload there is NOT much surplus non-corrosive ammo available regardless of what some dealers say.

Dennis Jenkins


Originally Posted By sharky30:
Is it normal to have to unscrew the cleaning rod for it to come out from the gun, and if so is it then normal for the rod to be shorter than the barrel?

and more importantly (since I'll just use the 3 piece rod from my hoppes kit that i use on all my guns) what are some good yet cheap brands of non corrosive ammo. I know I can get surplus corrosive for 10 cents a round but I don't mind paying a little more to not have to take a chance of having the barrel rust

Link Posted: 9/19/2004 4:04:01 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 6:58:52 PM EST

Originally Posted By sharky30:
... is it then normal for the rod to be shorter than the barrel?...


Yes.

Note that both ends are threaded. Two soldiers would combine their two sections to make one full-length cleaning rod.

Corrosive surplus is a lot cheaper than commercial ammo.

You won’t have a problem with corrosive ammo as long as you clean the rifle promptly with a suitable solvent. I like to use Windex window cleaner with ammonia both in the bore and to wipe down the bolt face. I’ve never seen a trace of rust after doing this.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 3:12:43 AM EST
Is the standard Hoppes cleaning solvent good enough for cleaning the corrosive ammo?
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 11:22:32 AM EST
NO

You need to start with a WATER based cleaner to flush out the corrosive salts.

Dennis Jenkins



Originally Posted By JThompson:
Is the standard Hoppes cleaning solvent good enough for cleaning the corrosive ammo?

Link Posted: 9/20/2004 12:02:41 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 6:16:49 PM EST

Originally Posted By JThompson:
Is the standard Hoppes cleaning solvent good enough for cleaning the corrosive ammo?




Take a bottle of window cleaner (windex) with amonia to the range. Pour some down the barrel when you are done shooting. I use the 99 cent store stuff.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 9:15:03 AM EST
Cleaning corrosive ammo in these guns is really easy. It's just another step, and nothing to be afraid of. If you're really worried, just check on the gun for the next few days after cleaning.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 2:12:02 PM EST
another question
the sling that came with it is kind of ratty, will this reproduction one for a german mauser fit the normal stock of a yugo m48?
sorry if it's a stupid question, but it's hard to see the ends of the sling in the pic
www.sportsmansguide.com/cb/cb.asp?a=148305

thanks
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 3:36:35 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 3:09:23 PM EST
thanks for the info. I'll avoid it if it's really stiff. I was jsut wanting something new and in good condition. mine looks like it might break if I use it for very long. kind of has that nasty "old surplus" smell too
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 12:43:02 AM EST
I have been firing Turk surplus ammo, its very cheap to buy and I havent ran into any issues so far.
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