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Posted: 3/7/2006 7:47:51 AM EDT
I know you must use something special to get the corrosive elements out of the bore. I ahve heard warm soapy water, and i have heard windex. both seem a little shady to me, is there any commercial bore cleaner or anything that will deal with corrosive deposits? what are your methods? im worried that some of my older rifles (family) have seen a lot of corrosivr ammo and with buying surplus ammo they way it is, im not always sure if it is corrosove or not, and i don't want to risk it with my garand or m1 carbine or FAL. Thanks for the help in advance.

Jservis
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 7:48:44 AM EDT
Soapy water or windex
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 8:27:59 AM EDT
Use hot water down the bore after a day of shooting, as well as over the bolt face. The water neutralizes the corrosive salts from the primers, and having it hot helps it evaporate. Dry it out and clean as regular.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 8:30:06 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 8:30:23 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 8:34:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/7/2006 8:36:53 AM EDT by Magurgle]
the water does nothing, you need ammonia. Windex has it and works, or you could mix your own ammonia with hot water.


ETA: The ammonia nutralizes the corrosive residue, water may wash it off but why take the chance on ruining your gun
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 8:43:49 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 8:47:31 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 8:52:55 AM EDT
A water based bore cleaner such as MPro7 works well.

Dennis Jenkins
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 8:54:51 AM EDT
Traditional GI Bore Cleaner works, but hot soapy water is just as good and a lot cheaper.

In the field I usually run a dry brush a few times (the corrosive part is chlorate crystals), then annoit the innards with WD-40 to prevent rust on the way home to a decent cleaning.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 9:03:07 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 9:05:07 AM EDT
Warm soapy water and windex or a bottle of ammonia.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 4:05:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Magurgle:
the water does nothing, you need ammonia. Windex has it and works, or you could mix your own ammonia with hot water.


ETA: The ammonia nutralizes the corrosive residue, water may wash it off but why take the chance on ruining your gun



Incorrect, ammonia works on copper, it's the water that neutralizes the salts.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 5:10:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Magurgle:
the water does nothing, you need ammonia. Windex has it and works, or you could mix your own ammonia with hot water.


ETA: The ammonia nutralizes the corrosive residue, water may wash it off but why take the chance on ruining your gun



Wrong. Internet myth.

You need water to flush out the corrosive salts. Ammonia does not "neutralize" salt. Windex works because it's mostly water.
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