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Posted: 10/12/2002 5:54:55 AM EDT
what cleaner should I be using for a stainless steel barrel? Is anything with ammonia bad for stainless steel? I heard from one shooter that ammonia was bad for any barrel but I don't know how true that is.
Link Posted: 10/12/2002 6:09:49 AM EDT
break-free has a product for stainless firearms, I have bottle out in the garage. (Its actually a lubricant/preservative (LP), not a Cleaner (CLP) now that I examine the bottle)

I use an ammonia based window cleaner for my C&R's that use older ammo that is corrosive.. I follow that up with regular cleaning with CLP
Link Posted: 10/12/2002 6:23:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/12/2002 6:24:13 AM EDT by Aces-and-Eights]
Ammonia based cleaners are only bad if you leave it in the barrel for an extended period of time and even then, it's more damaging to chrome-moly than SS.
I use Sweets 7.62 and the occasional swabbing with JB bore paste. Afterwards I run a few patchs with CLP down the barrel.
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